Hayward Gallery
Exhibition

Among the Trees

4 MAR – 17 MAY 2020

This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests. 

Beginning with pioneering works from the late 1960s – a decade that saw the emergence of the modern environmental movement – Among the Trees surveys a remarkably expansive artistic terrain, including sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography. 

Drawing on the beauty and visually arresting character of trees – including their complex spatial and architectural forms – the works in this exhibition invites us to consider trees as symbols and living organisms that have helped to shape human civilisation.  

By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, Among the Trees celebrates the tree’s enduring resonance as a source of inspiration for some of the most compelling contemporary artists of our time.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Featured artists

Robert Adams, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Yto Barrada, Johanna Calle, Gillian Carnegie, Tacita Dean, Peter Doig, Jimmie Durham, Kirsten Everberg, Anya Gallaccio, Simryn Gill, Rodney Graham, Shi Guowei, Hugh Hayden, Eva Jospin, Kazuo Kadonaga, William Kentridge, Toba Khedoori, Luisa Lambri, Myoung Ho Lee, Zoe Leonard, Robert Longo, Sally Mann, Steve McQueen, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Mariele Neudecker, Virginia Overton, Roxy Paine, Giuseppe Penone, Abel Rodríguez, Ugo Rondinone, George Shaw, Robert Smithson, Jennifer Steinkamp, Thomas Struth, Rachel Sussman, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Jeff Wall.
 

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11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

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Shi Guowei, Pine, 2016 © the artist 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and Magician Space, Beijing
Various times
4 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
Various times | 4 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
art & exhibitions
Our multifaceted relationships with trees and forests are explored in this major group exhibition
Our multifaceted relationships with trees and forests are explored in this major group exhibition
Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2012. ©️ the artist. Courtesy Myoung Ho Lee and Gallery Hyundai.

Free

Free

7:15 pm
Wed 04 Mar 2020
7:15 pm | Wed 04 Mar 2020
art & exhibitions
Step into a forest of art away from the crowds at a Members’ Private View
Step into a forest of art away from the crowds at a Members’ Private View
A woman with a microphone asking a question at a talk

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
5:00 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get the most for your class out of this exhibition exploring themes of science, art and the environment
Get the most for your class out of this exhibition exploring themes of science, art and the...
Child writing at workshop at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
7 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
Various times | 7 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Pick up your activity sheet from Hayward Gallery and set off on a leafy adventure
Pick up your activity sheet from Hayward Gallery and set off on a leafy adventure
Abel RodrÍguez, Terraza Alta II, 2018. Acrylic and ink on paper.70 x 100 cm. © the artist and Instituto de Vision 2020. Courtesy the artist and Instituto de Visión
7:00 pm
Mon 23 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 23 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get inspired by our exhibition Among the Trees in a six-week poetry course led by Jacqueline Saphra
Get inspired by our exhibition Among the Trees in a six-week poetry course led by Jacqueline Saphra
Anna Selby, author
8:00 pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 25 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
In an evening of poetry inspired by the natural world, celebrate Hayward Gallery's Among the Trees exhibition
In an evening of poetry inspired by the natural world, celebrate Hayward Gallery's Among the...

Free

Free

10:30 am
Tue 31 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Tue 31 Mar 2020
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led activities
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led...
Toba Khedoori, Untitled (branches 1), 2011-2012. © Toba Khedoori 2020. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Tue 31 Mar 2020
3:00 pm | Tue 31 Mar 2020
art & exhibitions
accessible events
A relaxed and calm environment for visitors with access requirements
A relaxed and calm environment for visitors with access requirements
George Shaw, Woodsman 5 , 2009. © the artist and Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London 2020.         Courtesy Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London Photo: Peter White
7:00 pm
Wed 01 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Wed 01 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
Artist George Shaw and writer Patrick Langley discuss the landscapes that inform their work
Artist George Shaw and writer Patrick Langley discuss the landscapes that inform their work

Free

Free

Various times
8 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
Various times | 8 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
family & young people
Turn your thumbs green at a gardening workshop for the whole family
Turn your thumbs green at a gardening workshop for the whole family

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