Guy Garvey's Meltdown

In June 2016, Guy Garvey joined a pantheon of renowned festival directors including Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ornette Coleman and David Byrne.

The brilliant line-up included Robert Plant, Femi Kuti, Laura Marling, I Am Kloot, Nadine Shah, The Staves, Connan Mockasin, Lift To Experience, This Is The Kit, Nick Mulvey, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Guy Garvey, and more. There was a day dedicated to the refugee crisis, including a special concert on the Thames called The Boat We're In.

Much like my work on TV and radio I see this as the perfect opportunity to shine a light on some amazing new talent while recognising and celebrating the artists that have had an influence on the new sounds of today. Beyond that I want my Meltdown to be a party where everyone feels invited and everyone leaves having had the best night out.
Watch a short video introducing the Southbank Centre’s outdoor exhibition
Our exhibition reimagining how we think about trees and forests returns on 1 August
Hayward Gallery’s Marie-Charlotte Carrier explores how trees challenge our sense of time
Hear from the artist about how she created her huge, cinematic portrait of a spruce tree
See how the artist created her fairytale-like installation Forêt Palatine entirely from cardboard
Join Hayward Gallery Director, Ralph Rugoff, on a virtual tour of the exhibition
Find out how this artist uses natural materials to deal with big ideas and transform the way we think
Hayward Gallery’s Senior Curator Dr Cliff Lauson offers his answer
The artist joins the Hayward Gallery director to discuss her work and recent exhibition
Find out how the artist’s early works shaped her style
A look at the exhibition from Katy Hessel, the woman behind Instagram account, Great Women Artists
Find out about the artist’s use of the contrast between black and white
Find out about the importance of colour in the artist’s dazzling paintings.
Nicholas Hlobo introduces his work and discusses his use of materials in this short video
The pair discuss their portrait of Al-Kadhi’s drag persona in this short video
The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Watch a short introduction to the exhibition from Jeff L. Rosenheim