Ann Veronica Janssens, Rose, 2007. Image © Luciano Romano - Galeria Alfonso Artiaco

The Hayward Gallery’s Light Show

If you’re suffering from the winter blues, then you’ll be pleased to know that a wondrous cure has arrived: the Hayward Gallery’s Light Show!  Nothing has cheered us up more this month than the humour, intricacy and most of all the vibrant, almost tangible colours of light that saturate this show. Presenting works by 23 artists, some of which have never been seen in the UK before, it’s a really fun, dazzling collection with works by all the big hitters such as Olafur Eliasson, James Turrell, Dan Flavin and Jenny Holzer, as well as some young British artists including a beautiful and eery piece by Katie Paterson, which recreates moonlight through artificial light.  You’ll be amazed at how creatively the artists use light as a means to sculpt space and light – for example Ceal Floyer’s piece, Throw (1997) looks like a splodge of spilt paint, whilst Olafur Eliasson, in Model for a timeless garden (2011), uses strobe lighting to ‘freeze’ cascading water fountains. A wonder for both adults and kids alike, treat yourself and don’t miss this show.

The Hayward Gallery's Light Show
Exhibition ends 28 April 2013
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
— Francesca
6th February 2013