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From a simple spot of blu-tack to room-sized installations, this exhibition brings together the full range and scale of the artist's work.

Hayward Gallery provides the first comprehensive retrospective of Martin Creed's 25-year career, including some of his rarely-seen early pieces.

Creed, who is known for sequentially numbering his works, adopts a minimalistic approach that 'strips away the unnecessary', yet still manages to entertain and surprise.

For example, Work No. 319, a room half-filled with balloons, is both joyous and chaotic, while Work No. 1000 is a colourful series of 1000 prints that he made using broccoli. ​

Other creations range from an a piano lid that opens and closes automatically, 39 metronomes simultaneously ticking at different speeds and everyday objects collected into sequences and series.

Joining these are a selection of his most recent works, including a display of portrait paintings and his latest sculptural commissions.

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