1968 - ?

Southbank Centre

The Hayward was opened on 9 July 1968 within Londonís Southbank Centre, since 2011 Hayward Gallery is has been its official designation. From its opening until 1986 the Arts Council of Great Britain ran it, since when its management passed to Southbank Centre. The gallery was also for many years the home for most of the vast collection of the Arts Council of Great Britain which is now largely distributed to museums and art galleries across the UK. The Hayward Gallery hosts three or four major temporary exhibitions of modern or contemporary artworks each year, shows have included Edvard Munch and Leonardo da Vinci as well as various French Impressionist and the works of British sculptor Anthony Gormley and American minimalist artist Dan Flavin who employs coloured fluorescent light bulbs and tubes in his work.