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Art Night 2018

Saturday 7 July, from 6pm until late
+75,000 expected visitors

Art Night 2018 is curated by Ralph Rugoff and the Hayward Gallery, and coincides with the institution’s 50th Anniversary. For its third edition, Art Night moves south of the river, from Southbank Centre to Battersea Power Station through Vauxhall and Nine Elms.


Key Areas:

→ Southbank Centre and Waterloo

→ Waterloo to Vauxhall

→ Nine Elms: Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station



Art Night Open: Call for Entries


As part of this year’s programming, the festival would like to invite cultural organisations, independent curators and artists to submit ideas for projects to take place along the trail. Successful proposals for Art Night Open will feature curated events at local institutions, and/or site-specific projects in the area’s public realm, landmark venues and urban spaces.

With 75,000 visitors in 2017, participation in Art Night is an opportunity to engage new audiences, and provides a platform on which to present work in extraordinary locations while exhibiting alongside renowned cultural organisations and artists.


We are looking for projects that will:


→ Consider the curatorial themes of Home / Urban Landscape, or

→ Reflect on the history or purpose of the area where the work will be presented, or

→ Encourage audience engagement and participation, or

→ Evoke the celebratory spirit of the night-time festival.

Shortlisted proposals will be featured in the festival’s press release and main communications materials, online and print, as well as benefit from media coverage of the event.

Submit your proposal before 28 February


Jury panel


Art Night Open jury panel is composed of:

Francesca Gavin, Writer and Curator;
Dr Cliff Lauson, Senior Curator, Hayward Gallery;
Melanie Manchot, Artist, Art Night 2017;
Anne Mullins
, Head of Culture, Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership;

Zarina Rossheart, Director, Art Night Open;
Jonathan Sharples, Chair of the Art Network, Simmons & Simmons.



The London Borough of Lambeth is supporting Art Night Open, and will have a few small grants available for shortlisted organisations based or working regularly in Lambeth. Successful recipients will be notified by the end of March 2018. We advise participants to plan their projects regardless of possible support, as it will be competitive.