French artist Emmanuelle Laine has created a site-specific installation for the Hayward Gallery, called Learn the Rules Like a Pro, So You Can Break Them Like an Artist!
Laine is known for transforming spaces with complex installations, creating unsettling perceptual environments. For this piece she has brought together some familiar objects, organic materials, and life-sized, floor-to-ceiling imagery, to explore the theme of industry in a contemporary workplace.
Craig’s review of Hayward Gallery – “They call this style of architecture 'Brutalist' which is as perfect a description as you can possibly get. It's just angled stacks of concrete -- the same stuff they make those thundering ring roads out of, or those tower block flats where the stairwells stink of p*ss. It looks like a bunker built to withstand a nuclear bomb blast. If World War III ever breaks out th… continued”
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Renzo Piano — The Art of Making Buildings – 15 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – This exhibition will explore the buildings of Renzo Piano - the famous Italian architect who designed The Shard
Courtauld Impressionists — From Manet to Cezanne – 17 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and more.
Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome – 22 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Hayward Gallery then you might like to visit Institute of Contemporary Arts (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Charing Cross), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to Sloane Square), Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to South Kensington), Southbank Centre (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and Tate Modern (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Southwark)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans