Return To School This Summer On The Southbank
The Hayward Galley at the Southbank Centre opens its doors next month as a temporary summer school offering classes conceived and taught by leading lights in the international contemporary art scene.
Billed as an unusual experiment in learning and NOT an art school, Wide Open School hopes to spark the imaginations and creative juices of attendees through workshops, collaborative projects, collective discussions, lectures and performances.
More than 100 artists from over 40 countries are involved, including Tracey Emin, Marlene Dumas, Tim Rollins + KOS and Antony Gormley, and they will offer classes on subjects ranging from cloud architecture and mind-reading to forensics, home economics and film & video.
Wide Open School is open to all (there are no entrance exams, thankfully!) and for the duration of the project the Hayward Gallery will be transformed into a series of classrooms where lectures and workshops will take place.
Visit the Wide Open School website to check out individual classes and to register – just don’t forget to take along an apple for the teacher on the first day.
Wide Open School runs from June 11 to July 11 at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London, SE1 8XX