About Art Night
Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary arts festival. Each year the festival partners with a leading cultural institution and curator, focusing on a different area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture through various forms of art.
This year, Art Night heads south of the river for the first time: the 2018 trail will transform the Thames riverbank between the South Bank and Battersea Power Station, via Vauxhall and Nine Elms, taking place in iconic and off-the-beaten-track venues. Ralph Rugoff and the Hayward Gallery team have curated projects by 12 internationally renowned artists to coincide with the institution's 50th anniversary.
Presented alongside these 12 projects, the Art Night Open* programme offers local galleries, organisations, independent artists and curators the opportunity to take part in the festival responding to the 2018 curatorial themes and cultural trail.
More than 50 cultural institutions and local venues will be included in this year’s Art Night Open programme, with independent initiatives, curators and artists activating the 2018 trail with contemporary art; ranging from immersive multimedia installations and virtual reality to interactive experiences, special screenings and live music.
Art Night's Outreach and Participation programme aims to actively engage with harder-to-reach groups of all ages, and to provide students and adults with volunteering opportunities. The year-long programme results in projects which are presented at Art Night, from a film school for young people to children's workshops and engagement with local construction workers.
Download the Visit London app to plan your night and have all the Art Night 2018 projects in your pocket.
Art Night is generously supported by international auction house Phillips for the third year running.
About Hayward Gallery
Hayward Gallery is a part of Southbank Centre and has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists including major solo shows by both emerging and established artists and dynamic group exhibitions. They include those by Bridget Riley, Martin Creed, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Jeremy Deller, Anish Kapoor, René Magritte, Francis Bacon and David Shrigley, as well as influential group exhibitions such as Africa Remix, Light Show, The Human Factor, Psycho Buildings and most recently The Infinite Mix. Opened by Her Majesty, The Queen in July 1968, the gallery is one of the few remaining buildings of its style. The Brutalist building was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron and is named after Sir Isaac Hayward, a former leader of the London County Council. Hayward Gallery reopened in January 2018 following two and a half years of refurbishment by Feilden Clegg Bradley studio which saw the redesign of the building’s 66 iconic pyramid rooflights which now allow the galleries to be flooded with controllable natural light.
Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st Century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewellery, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in London, New York, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world, and is committed to supporting contemporary arts and culture through a worldwide programme of Arts Partnerships.
Art Night 2018 Team
Ksenia Zemtsova, Director & Co-Founder
Philippine Nguyen, Director & Co-Founder
Irene Altaió, Assistant Curator
Nefeli Skarmea, Assistant Curator
Madeleine Ruggi, Curatorial Assistant
Ines Geraldes Cardoso, Curatorial Assistant
Sitara Chowfla, Curatorial Assistant
Amy Budd, Project & Participation Manager
Zarina Rossheart, Director of Art Night Open
Laure Bulteau, Art Night Open Production Manager
Steve Wald, Technical Director
Ali Beale, Technical Director
Lise Charpentier, Head of Design
Cathy Buckmaster, Designer
Luise van Holk, Director of Development
Hayley Miranda, Events and Development Assistant
Megan McCann, Communications Manager
Rosanna Sutcliffe, Marketing Manager
Amy Johnson, Front of House Manager
Adrian Bristow, Sygma Safety, Health & Safety Consultant
Margaux Portron, Outreach Manager
Ciara Lynch, Curatorial Intern
Esme Charteris, Elisa Costantini, Kimberleigh Gardener, Ella Gradwell,
Tanya Lee, Emma Townsend, Communications Interns
Anna Tabakova, Events Intern
Barbara Martinez, Greg Tiani, Outreach and Participation Interns
Charlotte Osborne, Art Night Open Intern
Hayward Gallery team
Ralph Rugoff, Director
Aoife Leach, General Manager
Vincent Honoré, Senior Curator
Cliff Lauson, Senior Curator
Katie Guggenheim, Assistant Curator
Sophie Oxenbridge, Assistant Curator
Julianne Heynert, Installation Manager
Jacopo Sarzi, Senior Technician
Julie Flavell, Event Manager
Art Night 2018 patrons
Nicoletta Fiorucci, Founder of Fiorucci Art Trust