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

UNTIL 8 SEP 2019: Kiss My Genders celebrates more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.

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Audience at the main stage, Pride Carnival in the Gardens, 1987

Free

Free

Various times
7 Jul 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
Various times | 7 Jul 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
Did you know that Pride was held on the South Bank in the 1980s? See the photos and add your story
Did you know that Pride was held on the South Bank in the 1980s? See the photos and add your story
Various times
12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Various times | 12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
art & exhibitions
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity
Guernica Remakings at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
26 Jul 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Various times | 26 Jul 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Picasso's anti-war masterpiece is seen anew in a multimedia exhibition curated by Nicola Ashmore
Picasso's anti-war masterpiece is seen anew in a multimedia exhibition curated by Nicola...
Thabiso Sekgala, Tiger, 2012. Inkjet fibra print, 70x70cm. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery.

Free

Free

Various times
28 Aug 2019 - 6 Oct 2019
Various times | 28 Aug 2019 - 6 Oct 2019
art & exhibitions
28 AUG – 6 OCT: A free HENI Project Space exhibition exploring home, intimacy, place and belonging in the work of late photographer Thabiso Sekgala
28 AUG – 6 OCT: A free HENI Project Space exhibition exploring home, intimacy, place and...
Young Women Reading

Free

Free

Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
art & exhibitions
What’s Black British life been like across the generations?
What’s Black British life been like across the generations?
Another Me at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Wed 18 Sep 2019
2:00 pm | Wed 18 Sep 2019
art & exhibitions
The Koestler Awards exhibition of art created within the criminal justice system opens in a gala event
The Koestler Awards exhibition of art created within the criminal justice system opens in a gala...
The Test, HMO Greenock Koestler exhibiton

Free

Free

Various times
19 Sep 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Various times | 19 Sep 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
Unlocking the artistic talent inside the criminal justice system, it's the annual Koestler Awards exhibition
Unlocking the artistic talent inside the criminal justice system, it's the annual Koestler...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Free

Free

Various times
16 Oct 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
Various times | 16 Oct 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Toast to Beat poet, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday at this exhibition
Toast to Beat poet, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday at this...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Wed 16 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Oct 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Raise a glass to artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti in his 100th year at this exhibition launch
Raise a glass to artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti in his 100th year at this exhibition launch
Gold patten print

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 19 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 19 Oct 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Peek into the National Poetry Library's collections to browse hidden gems and enjoy live readings and displays
Peek into the National Poetry Library's collections to browse hidden gems and enjoy live...
High Sky, 1991. Oil on canvas. 165 x 227 cm. Copyright Bridget Riley 2018. All rights reserved.
Various times
23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
Various times | 23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
23 OCT 2019 – 26 JAN 2020: A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
23 OCT 2019 – 26 JAN 2020: A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated...
Beyond Imitation drawing
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Dec 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Dec 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
What is poetry’s relationship with art? Find out at this evening of readings and discussion with special guest poets.
What is poetry’s relationship with art? Find out at this evening of readings and discussion with...
Drumming with Colin Currie Group
Various times
6 Dec 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Various times | 6 Dec 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
art & exhibitions
classical music
Encounter Steve Reich’s mind-bending phrasing effect amid a major Bridget Riley retrospective
Encounter Steve Reich’s mind-bending phrasing effect amid a major Bridget Riley retrospective
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Sean Shibe, guitarist
Various times
Fri 10 Jan 2020
Various times | Fri 10 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
classical music
A rousing performance of old and new music for guitar within our major Bridget Riley retrospective
A rousing performance of old and new music for guitar within our major Bridget Riley retrospective

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Two artists from Kiss My Genders discuss figuration, abstraction, family and identity in this joint interview
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Watch this video introduction to the exhibition, featuring Guest Curator Vincent Honoré and Assistant Curator Tarini Malik
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The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 

current & upcoming exhibitions