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Art Night 2018. Lara Favaretto, The Poor Are Mad, installation view, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, 2005. Photo Paolo Pellion. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin. Image courtesy of Art Night.
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Discover contemporary art and performances for free in iconic and hidden south London spaces for one night only. Read More


Follow a trail of art across south London during the all-night arts festival, Art Night.

Now in its third edition, Art Night presents a free one-night programme of contemporary art, performance, music and architecture, which takes place from early evening until dawn and moves to a different part of London each year.

Curated by the Hayward Gallery to celebrate its 50th anniversary, this year’s event sees art projects running along the Thames from Southbank Centre, through Vauxhall and Nine Elms, to Battersea Power Station


Many of the free festival’s works are site-specific and directly engage with the culture and heritage of the area. Art Night 2018 focuses of the themes of the home and urban landscape.


Make sure to download the Visit London app to follow the Art Night trail. 

Art Night 2018 programme highlights

  • Witness Suzanne Treister's 80-metre-long mural light up the hoardings around Battersea Power Station.
  • See Lara Favaretto’s blue and red caravan suspended by a crane, before the installation is destroyed in a private ceremony.
  • Head to the newly reopened Garden Museum for a series of poignant live performances, including dance, rap and poetry, from Liv Wynter.
  • Watch Yuan Goang-Ming’s exploding living room projected in slow motion outside the Hayward Gallery.
  • See a musical performance inspired by the world of plants by Tamara Henderson in New Covent Garden Market.
  • Gather your friends to take part in Marinella Senatore’s interactive procession along the 2018 Art Night trail.

Visit bars and restaurants offering late-night treats along the route. And drop by Battersea Power Station's Festival Square, where you can find workshops, interactive activities and a pop-up store.

Art Night Open also presents a line-up of events and installations across local venues, including the British Film InstituteLeake Street TunnelVauxhall Pleasure Gardens and The Kia Oval.

You can also take part in the Sunday trail to see a selection of installations during daytime hours, from 11am to 6pm, on 8 July

The festival is supported by international auction house Phillips.

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