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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery Belvedere Road | South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XZ, England
+44 20 7921 0813
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Outstanding Gursky exhibition but poor foresight by the gallery

The exhibition is outstanding and well worth visiting. However, if you’re planning on visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rune R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Gursky exhibition

Fabulous exhibition of Andreas Gursky’s wonderful photography at the Hayward. Not cheap but well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul7499
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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This London gallery offers a changing program of national and international exhibits along with educational activities, tours, lectures and workshops related to each showing.
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Hayward Gallery Belvedere Road | South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition is outstanding and well worth visiting. However, if you’re planning on visiting during the final week be prepared to be disappointed if you were planning on buying an exhibition catalogue. When I visited on Sunday 15 April, there were many people in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous exhibition of Andreas Gursky’s wonderful photography at the Hayward. Not cheap but well worth the cost.

Thank Paul7499
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit for me- Gursky is my favourite photographer and I was so excited to finally see an exhibition of his work. It didn’t disappoint. Fabulous gallery space and a brilliant exhibition. A must for anyone with an interest in photography. Staff were all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to experience the new roof lighting and really enjoyed it. I thought it would also have colours but it didn't. Nevertheless really enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps not the name on everyone’s lips but if you enjoy photography this is a must. Andreus Gursky is a master of large format images. The exhibition shows some of his early work through to recent images which are more real than reality ... They...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my first visit to the Hayward Gallery - invited by friend to visit for the Andreas Gursky Exhibition. Found his images very interesting and created a lot of discussion. The gallery stewards were very helpful in answering our questions about some of the techniques...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first exhibition since "refurbishment". Can't comment on the refurbishment since it's probably 30 years since I visited the Hayward. The reception area was cramped and the viewing rooms were large and well-lit with daylight. The large photographs were impressive and technically brilliant...More

Thank Kenneth W
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

There were a lot of beautiful dare I say iconic images on display as part of this exhibition. Most striking to me was the Montparnasse image. Amazing collage techniques. I found though some of the images a bit too obvious. Perhaps he’s In fact the...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

A wonderful show by a talented photographer. We were struck by the scale of the works and the imagery within them. There are multiple objects in many of the photos and many taken from a high viewpoint. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The value of a visit obviously depends on the exhibition: this is an art gallery. Today was Gorksy (doctored) photographs. Possibly my most favourite recent London exhibition. The purpose build art gallery, all slopes and stairs (there is a lift) was hard to enter, the...More

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