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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Aleksandra Mir Presents the Pre-Presidential Library

Free

Free

Various times
7 Jan 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
Various times | 7 Jan 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
Art
Artists & Thinkers
7 JAN – 4 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald Trump, from 1986 to 2000
7 JAN – 4 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald...
Hands underneath a red light projector showing images of symbols
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
11:00 am
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
11:00 am | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking work
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking...
Kader Attia - Chaos + Repair = Universe, 2014

Free

Free

Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 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
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the first seven years of the influential photographer’s career
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the first seven years of the influential...

Free

Free

4:30 pm
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
4:30 pm | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
7:00 pm
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Transit: A study of love, death and disappearance, by Heather McDonough
7:00 pm
25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 25 Feb 2019 - 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
School pupils at Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

Various times
12 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
Various times | 12 Mar 2019 - 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

blog: art & exhibitions

story
The artist discusses art, archives and tabloid news
video
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
video
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work in this short video

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