art & exhibitions

From internationally acclaimed artists at Hayward Gallery to pop-up installations, showcases and immersive experiences, an engaging and inspiring array of art and exhibitions can be found across Southbank Centre.

current & forthcoming exhibitions

People throughout history, in times of great crisis, have turned to the arts to give them solace and to give them companionship
Tracey Emin, artist, speaking at Southbank Centre

Hayward Gallery

A world-renowned contemporary art gallery and landmark of brutalist architecture, with an exhibition programme that focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world

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HM  Young  Offenders  Institution  Cookham  Wood,  acrylic  on  canvas

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Nov 2018
Various times | until 4 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards

Free

Free

22 Aug 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
Richard Wilson, 20:50 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, 2013
Various times
26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
Anish Kapoor, British sculptor
7:00 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Art
Artists & Thinkers
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition
Five participants of the Cloud Video Installation

Free

Free

Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Model wearing costume in the clouds

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
LIli, art installation

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Meet a visitor from a future without humans: Lili, an art installation by designer Tim Yip
Meet a visitor from a future without humans: Lili, an art installation by designer Tim Yip
Josiah McElheny, Interactions of the Abstract Body at White Cube, London 2012

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Art
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Dust Carpet by Ya-chu Kang

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 06 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Get your hands dirty at a live, large-scale art intervention with artist Ya-chu Kang
Get your hands dirty at a live, large-scale art intervention with artist Ya-chu Kang
Tree Mantra by Charwei Tsai

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 06 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Witness a live art intervention bringing together art, nature and the spiritual
Witness a live art intervention bringing together art, nature and the spiritual

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Dr. Cliff Lauson introduces Hayward Gallery's remarkable new group exhibition
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Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
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Watch the third in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history

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