art & exhibitions

Teachers' Twilight: Diane Arbus & Kader Attia

Part of diane arbus: in the beginning

Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions diane arbus: in the beginning and Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion.

Whatever your subject, get an in-depth look at the striking work of Diane Arbus and Kader Attia, discover how your students can get involved with Hayward Gallery, network with other teachers and meet the Southbank Centre Creative Learning team.

Over a free glass of wine, hear Hayward Gallery curators introduce the exhibitions, and hear about the events supporting the exhibitions. The talks are followed by a visit to the gallery with Southbank Centre’s Creative Learning team, exploring how your students can get the most out of the exhibitions.

diane arbus: in the beginning – the first solo show of Arbus’ work in the UK for 12 years – explores the first seven years of the photographer’s career from 1956 to 1962. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and pedestrians are among the most intimate, surprising and haunting works of art of the 20th century. Organised by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the exhibition features more than 100 photographs, the majority of which are drawn from the Diane Arbus Archive, and have never before been exhibited in Europe.

Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion questions our ideas about wholeness and injury, authenticity and repair, belonging and otherness. This dramatic and compelling exhibition is Kader Attia’s first major survey show in the UK and traces several strands of the artist’s thought-provoking work from the past two decades. At the heart of the show, a key group of works engage with ideas of repair as both a physical and symbolic act, relating to individual as well as social trauma.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Free, but ticketed

need to know

This event is for teachers only. Tickets are free, but limited. Please book tickets using your school details.

If for any reason you book and are then unable to attend, please get in touch to let us know.

Event information
Join us from 4.30pm for a glass of wine. The discussion begins at 5pm.