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What you need to know for Art Night 2018

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June 20, 2018

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Art Night 2018

On the Saturday 7 July, Art Night 6pm – 4am will be taking over Nine Elms!

All the way from the Southbank Centre to Battersea Power Station, this free contemporary art festival will be putting art throughout the night.

Curated by the Hayward Gallery, there will be multimedia installations, video projections, music performances, live TV filming, architectural sculptures, and digital/VR activities. The programme will include new commissions, one-off artist projects and premieres by 12 internationally-renowned artists in iconic venues.

How do I get there?

Starting at the Southbank Centre, you can walk down to Vauxhall along the river, through Nine Elms lane and to Battersea Power Station. There will be signage and wayfinding guides to help you navigate all the art pieces and make sure you don’t miss any highlights.

Alternatively, you can do the route starting at Battersea Power Station (from Chelsea Bridge/ Battersea Park Station or Queenstown Road Station) and walk up to Vauxhall and the Southbank Centre. Again, signage and wayfinding guides will be there to assist along the way.

A dedicated MBNA Thames Clippers boat will run a bespoke route until 4am. You can book it here: https://booking.thamesclippers.com/

Which artists will be featured?

There’s a full list of all the artists, where they’ll be exhibiting and the type of installation here: http://2018.artnight.london/#projects

The venues include Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, New Covent Garden Market, Embassy Gardens, Doddington Estate, Battersea Park, Riverlight, Pump House Gallery, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and several others.

What about food?

Food and drink options will be dotted throughout the evening. Restaurants, street vendors and shops will be open late for your snacking and eating desires!

What if I’m not a night owl?

What if you’re not up for an all-nighter? Come along to the Family Trail on Sunday 8 July, where you will be able to see a selection of the Art Night projects from 11am–6pm.

Installations that will be available on Sunday include:

  • Halil Altindere at the British Interplanetary Society
  • Cecile B. Evans at Spectrecom Studios
  • Lara Favaretto at Nine Elms Square
  • Yuan Goang-Ming at Hayward Gallery
  • Suzanne Treister at Battersea Power Station
  • Tamara Henderson at New Covent Garden Flower Market
  • Prem Sahib at Vauxhall Park
  • Ying Miao at Embassy Gardens’ Marketing Suite

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