The Southbank Centre’s Beautifully Brutalist Gallery Is Back

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The Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre is finally re-open after two years of refurbishment.

After closing at the end of 2015, the brutalist babe has been busy getting a facelift. The skylights let more light flood in than ever before, and the concrete surfaces have been buffed to brutalist perfection…

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…and her doors are now open to the general public!

Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre
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The first exhibition displays the work of artist Andreas Gursky, whose large-scale, hyper-detailed photography looks fabulous in the new space.

Andreas Gursky
Photo: Andreas Gursky

Each image has so many individual elements that catch the eye, you can get rather lost in them.

Andreas Gurksy Hayward Gallery
Photo: @charlie_.bell

Andreas Gursky runs until April 22, 2018.

The Hayward has a history of brilliant exhibitions, featuring both individual artists (Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller) and group shows such as The Infinite Mix and History Is Now. 

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Coming up later in 2018, Korean artist Lee Bul will be filling the Hayward Gallery with her large-scale immersive installations, paintings and drawings – here are a couple of pieces that have caught our eye already.

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Lee Bul’s show opens May 30, 2018.

Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Monday, 11am – 7pm; closed Tuesdays.
Entry: is currently £14.50; £16 if you want to show a little extra support, a little less for students.
More information: have a peek at their website.

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Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Guy is the editor-in-chief of Secret London. He likes running, cover versions and scotch.

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