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 & upcoming 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 presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world

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Child enjoying Soundpit at Southbank Centre
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking work
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking...
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential photographer’s career
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential...
Transit: A study of love, death and disappearance, by Heather McDonough
7:00 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Art
View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week photography course
View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week photography course
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School pupils at Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

Various times
Tue 12 Mar 2019
Various times | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Art
Schools explore Hayward Gallery in a half-day of peer-led activities for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils
Schools explore Hayward Gallery in a half-day of peer-led activities for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils
Kader Attia - Chaos + Repair = Universe, 2014
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 13 Mar 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 13 Mar 2019
Art
Enjoy our two solo exhibitions away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our two solo exhibitions away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Analogue antique camera
9:30 am
Sat 23 Mar 2019
9:30 am | Sat 23 Mar 2019
Art
Examine Diane Arbus' work and her impact on photography and feminism at a half-day of study
Examine Diane Arbus' work and her impact on photography and feminism at a half-day of study
 Paris mirrors, September, 2016. Hannah Starkey, courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Apr 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

Various times
30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Various times | 30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Art
Literature
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
Art
Literature
See the Divine Comedy anew at the launch of Barrie Tullett's exhibition responding to the epic poem
See the Divine Comedy anew at the launch of Barrie Tullett's exhibition responding to the epic...

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The curator of diane arbus: in the beginning and The Met’s Collections Specialist discuss Arbus’ early photographs
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Ahead of his Hayward Gallery exhibition, the artist discusses his work with Ralph Rugoff
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The artist introduces her work ahead of its installation at Royal Festival Hall

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