Battersea Power Station to host London's largest free art festival

  • August 28, 2018

Battersea Power Station to host London's largest free art festival

London’s largest free contemporary arts festival returns this weekend at one of the capital’s most iconic locations, Battersea Power Station. Art Night will be an all-night celebration (7-8 July) of contemporary art free for the public to enjoy.

The festival will be curated by Hayward Gallery presenting notable international artists and their work, in the most ambitious trail yet, running alongside the Southbank of London. During this special night, art-lovers will see over 50 artworks spread across key locations in the capital including Vauxhall, South Bank and Nine Elms from 6 pm on Saturday 7th July to 6 am the following day, Sunday 8th July.

Circus West Village in Battersea Power Station will host the Festival Square for this year’s Art Night with Suzanne’s Treister giant 80-metre mural, created especially for the occasion, being the highlight. Suzanne’s Treister mural will extend along the hoarding between Circus West Village and the Power Station and will be a temporary commission hosted by the development.

The London Procession, which will mark the beginning of the festival, will enjoy a participatory performance by the artist Marinella Senator at the Festival Square in Battersea Power Station. It is important to note that this year’s celebration is extremely special since it coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Hayward Gallery, recently reopened.

A selection of art commissions, performances, workshops, merchandise, information, food and drinks, as well as many artist projects will be on display in Circus West Village. The Coffee Works Project in Circus West Village will be hosting a drop-in printmaking workshop with Portable Print Studio where visitors can create, print and take home a unique mono-screen print inspired by the iconic Power Station. In collaboration with Lisson Gallery, the development’s art hub – Village Hall, will host a club night featuring a special screening of Hans Berg and Nathalie Djuberg’s Waterfall Variations and music sets by artists Hans Berg and Haroon Mirza.

Visitors can benefit from Thames Clippers late-night extended services to enjoy a nocturnal art journey by the beloved London icon.

For the full schedule of activities taking place along the trail and across Circus West Village, please visit 2018.artnight.london to learn more.