Hayward Gallery

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Hayward Gallery address and telephone

Address:
Hayward Gallery is located at: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank,
London SE1 8XX
England
Telephone:
You can contact Hayward Gallery on Work +44 (0) 207 960 4200
Website:
The Hayward Gallery website can be visited at www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Hayward Gallery opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Hayward Gallery is open to the public from: The gallery is currently closed for refurbishment, and is not expected to re-open again until late-2017
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Hayward Gallery
Time required:
A typical visit to Hayward Gallery lasts 45-60 mins (approx)

How to get to Hayward Gallery

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Exterior view of the Hayward Art GalleryHayward Gallery

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Important note – Hayward Gallery closed in September 2015 for repairs and refurbishment. It will re-open again sometime in 2017.

The Hayward Gallery was designed by Hubert Bennett in 1968, and named after the leader of the GLC – Sir Isaac Hayward.

It is perhaps the grimmest of the Southbank Centre’s concrete catastrophes (one architect accused it of having a quite frightening ugliness), but don’t let the depressing shell keep you from the inside – where you’ll find major art exhibitions by the world’s leading artists.

Art exhibitions at the Hayward

The Hayward Gallery focuses mainly on contemporary British art, but has ever-changing exhibitions by international artists. They feature a wide range of paintings, sculpture and photography. Admissions rates vary, depending on what’s on.

 
  • glenking – “If you think the building looks good then you will probably think the art inside looks good too, but if you are a normal person who thinks that the building is about as good looking as a multi-storey car park, then give the stuff inside a miss and go to a proper gallery like the national instead because t is much better. The problem with this place is that the stuff they show is never as good as the tate modern, which gets all the good stuff, and they charge you to go in and see all the Decent exhibitions as well. I could just about stomach tracey emin if it was free, but when I have to pay through the nose to get in, when I know that a short walk along the river is the tate filled with top-quality modern art which I can go and see for free, in a building which is ten times better, then it is no contest.”

If you like Hayward Gallery, then you might also like…

> Institute of Contemporary Arts The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London shows contemporary films and avant-garde art.
> Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery is in Kensington Gardens, and shows temporary contemporary art exhibits.
> Tate Modern The Tate Modern has everything from Warhol, Picasso and Dalí to modern day contemporary art.
> Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery has contemporary art from Charles Saatchi’s very own collection.
 

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