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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Free

Free

11:00 am
Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Art
Literature
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Installation view of Richard Wilson's 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo: Mark Blower
Various times
until 6 Jan 2019
Various times | until 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Now until 6 JAN 2019: a major group exhibition bringing together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space
Now until 6 JAN 2019: a major group exhibition bringing together sculptures and installations that...

Free

Free

Various times
25 Oct 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
Various times | 25 Oct 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
Art
25 OCT – 24 DEC 2018: A free HENI Project Space exhibition showcasing Emmanuelle Lainé's disorienting site-specific installation
25 OCT – 24 DEC 2018: A free HENI Project Space exhibition showcasing Emmanuelle Lainé's...
Olafur Eliasson: Experience
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Art
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
Richard Wilson, 20:50, Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery, 2018. Photo: Mark Blower
7:00 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear artists from our Space Shifters exhibition discuss how contemporary art relates to architecture
Hear artists from our Space Shifters exhibition discuss how contemporary art relates to architecture
9:30 am
Sat 03 Nov 2018
9:30 am | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Art
Get the most out of the exhibition with a half-day of in-depth exploration
Get the most out of the exhibition with a half-day of in-depth exploration
Visitor looking over Richard Wilson: 20:50, (1987) at Space Shifters at the Hayward Gallery
7:00 pm
5 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
7:00 pm | 5 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Art
Literature
Find poetic inspiration at our exhibition in this six-week poetry writing course
Find poetic inspiration at our exhibition in this six-week poetry writing course
Josiah McElheny, Interactions of the Abstract Body at White Cube, London 2012

Free

Free

Various times
until 7 Nov 2018
Various times | until 7 Nov 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
Installation view of Jeppe Hein's 360° Illusion V, 2018 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018
7:00 pm
Mon 12 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 12 Nov 2018
Art
Get closer to the ideas behind the intriguing artworks of Space Shifters in a four-week course
Get closer to the ideas behind the intriguing artworks of Space Shifters in a four-week course
Es Devlin, stage designer
8:00 pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 15 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Artist-designer Es Devlin OBE responds to Space Shifters
Artist-designer Es Devlin OBE responds to Space Shifters
Anna Flavin, image credit - J. Paul Getty Trust
7:00 pm
Mon 19 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 19 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Explore the minimalist art of the Light and Space movement in this introductory talk
Explore the minimalist art of the Light and Space movement in this introductory talk
Space Shifters Schools Takeover, young people in the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

10:00 am
Tue 20 Nov 2018
10:00 am | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A day of peer-led workshops and tours exploring Space Shifters, for students in Years 5 and 6
A day of peer-led workshops and tours exploring Space Shifters, for students in Years 5 and 6
 Alicja Kwade, WeltenLinie, 2017, Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery. Photo: Mark Blower
7:30 pm
Fri 07 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 07 Dec 2018
Art
Classical music
Spend an evening experiencing our new exhibition with pop-up choral performances
Spend an evening experiencing our new exhibition with pop-up choral performances

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