In the Black Fantastic is a group show at the Hayward Gallery that has been thoughtfully curated by Ekow Eshun. The exhibition features the artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker. 11 international talents who all tackle the aesthetic genre of Afrofuturism, Africa and its diaspora. 

The exhibition celebrates and champions Black artists and touches closely on stories of racial injustice.

Each room and floor is a new experience to be had where you get to experience the ways that each hand picked artist uses their art to reflect on issues through their imaginative and ambitious pieces. 

In many ways, this exhibition can be looked at as 11 individual shows where each artist is given the equivalent of a solo show in a separate space. It is a truly incredible exhibition from the first to very last instalment.

Hayward Gallery,
Belvedere Road,
London SE1 8XX.

The following transport lines have routes that pass near the Hayward gallery
Bus: 139, 148, 188, 211, 59,76 & 341
Tube:  Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Waterloo & City, District & Circle lines 
Stations: Waterloo & Embankment


In the Black Fantastic exhibition will remain open to the public until Sunday 18th September 2022
The opening hours at the Hayward gallery are as follows;
Mon & Tues – Closed
Wed, 11am – 9pm
Thu – Sat, 11am – 7pm
Sun, 10am – 6pm


How much:

This is a ticketed exhibition and tickets can be purchased online in advance here

Standard entry: £13.50

Concessions: £10.50

Under-30s/Lambeth residents: £5

Members entry: free, click here to sign up to become a member

The Hayward Gallery has put many systems in place to ensure that it is accessible to the masses.

  • All floors are accessible from the main foyer. 
  • Assistance is available for blind and visually impaired visitors, including guiding and narration. Phone or email our access team to find out more.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • There are accessible toilets on every level of the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and in the Hayward Gallery Foyer.
  • A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
  • Sound enhancement systems are available in the gallery. All you need to do is ask for a Ticketing Duty Manager if you require one (subject to availability).
  • Wheelchairs are available for visitors by visiting the Artists’ Entrance (subject to availability).
  • For level access to the gallery from Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road, use the car park lift to the Hayward Gallery Foyer