South Bank London

Tavares Strachan: There Is Light Somewhere

This vividly realised mid-career retrospective includes monumental new sculptural commissions.

Opening Hours

Tue–Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–8pm
Sun 10am–6pm
Closed Mon


18 Jun - 01 Sept 2024

Ticket Information

Standard entry £18
Lambeth residents and under 30s £8, kids 12-16 £7, kids under 12 free

Location Info

Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Road, London, UK

The first mid-career survey dedicated to the work of the New York-based, Bahamian artist Tavares Strachan (born in 1979), showcases the remarkably inventive ways in which he has celebrated unsung explorers and cultural trailblazers.

Inviting audiences to engage with overlooked characters whose stories represent and illuminate histories hidden by bias, little-known pioneers and lost cultural connections are vividly commemorated in Strachan's artworks.

Strachan’s stories of erasure and remembrance shine a light not only on histories of colonialism and racism, but also on the universal desire for a sense of belonging.

Featuring monumental new sculptural commissions alongside striking large-scale collages, neon works, bronze and ceramic sculptures, and mixed-media installations, this landmark exhibition at the Hayward Gallery takes visitors on a journey of discovery and recovery that is simultaneously playful and impactful.

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