Based in London's Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery has been an independent, pioneering and influential force in the visual arts for over 40 years.
Watch our video, featuring artist Jeremy Deller and the Hayward's Director, Ralph Rugoff; and view our picture gallery, below.
Located in one of the finest examples of Brutalist architecture, the Hayward Gallery is one of the world's most adventurous and innovative contemporary art galleries. The gallery is based in London's Southbank Centre and hosts a selection of lively, groundbreaking art exhibitions throughout the year.
Hayward Gallery and Hayward Touring have had an exceptional year in 2013. Exhibitions addressed important issues in contemporary artistic practice, showing work rarely seen in the UK and drawing creativity from neglected areas of art. Light Show attracted 190,000 visitors – many new – to the gallery and Alternative Guide to the Universe explored the work of self-taught artists, architects and fringe artists. Ana Mendieta: Traces and Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer both brought crucial areas of current and recent artistic practice to London. Four highly eclectic Hayward Touring exhibitions including All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, curated by Jeremy Deller, and The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, curated by Mark Leckey, brought work to record-breaking audiences from all corners of the UK.
Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery, said, 'We are thrilled to be nominated for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year Prize 2014. 2013 was an exceptional and exciting year for the Hayward Gallery and for Hayward Touring. We welcomed new audiences to our touring programme and have continued to curate the unexpected and unknown while encouraging a strong and enriching engagement with visual arts for a broad range of audiences in London and across the UK.'