Southbank Centre

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Mixing It Up: Painting Today review – a showcase of devotion to an age-old medium
Lisa Brice, Rose Wylie and Oscar Murillo are among the 31 UK-based artists united in this superb survey of painting’s deep connection to our times

Laura Cumming

12, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘All of life is here. And it’s too much!’ – Mixing It Up: Painting Today review
Ghosts, fetish-wear, smokers, swimmers, monks, aubergines, birds, lots of cats … and Saddam Hussein. Our writer is overwhelmed by this attempt to survey contemporary painting

Adrian Searle

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jade Hackett on hip-hop dance: ‘Black joy is just as powerful as protest’
The choreographer felt the urgent need to bring happiness and relentless fun to the weekender she has curated for the Southbank Centre’s Summer Reunion series

Lyndsey Winship

18, Aug, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Southbank Centre to showcase art made by Britons shielding from Covid
Exclusive: more than 600 pieces created as part of Art by Post initiative to go on display in London before touring

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

15, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Let’s not ‘get back to normal’: the Southbank Centre will reflect our changed world
From postponed Meltdowns to melted icecream, shutting down an 11-acre multi-venue site has made for a challenging 15 months at London’s Southbank Centre. But, as it reopens, there have been gains as well as losses

Gillian Moore

25, May, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Matthew Barney: Redoubt review – mountains carved in the hunter’s sights
Hayward Gallery, London
Wild animals and menacing women with guns stalk Barney’s grizzled ranger in the artists’ feature-length work that retells Ovid’s mythological tale of Diana and Actaeon

Adrian Searle

21, May, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Black Lives Matter photographer becomes Southbank Centre chair
Misan Harriman, who only took up photography four years ago, now leads Britain’s largest art centre

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

20, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sweet memories of the Royal Festival Hall’s inspiring staircase | Letters
Letters: Trevor Dannatt’s staircase at the Royal Festival Hall made a strong impression on Jeremy Lowe as a young architecture student, while John Page remembers a useful aspect of the banisters


22, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Trevor Dannatt obituary
Architect renowned for his work on the Royal Festival Hall

Elain Harwood

19, Feb, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Abnormally Funny People review – cabaret of comics with disabilities
This Zoom gig of eyecatching diversity closed the Unlimited festival and felt like a family gathering with its affectionate mutual mockery

Brian Logan

18, Jan, 2021 @11:44 AM

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£165m in emergency loans given to hard-hit UK arts organisations
New government loans welcomed by National Theatre as ‘a vital lifeline that will form part of our recovery’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Anger after Grayson Perry claims Covid will clear arts of 'dead wood'
Artist accused of being out of touch for comments published as hundreds of gallery and museum staff face job losses

Oliver Basciano

02, Nov, 2020 @6:48 PM

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