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Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is an art gallery situated on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London. Its location places it alongside several other major arts venues, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal National Theatre.

The Hayward opened on 9 July 1968 and its distinctively harsh concrete construction means it is frequently regarded as an example of Brutalist architecture. It was designed by the Department of Architecture and Civic Design at Greater London Council, and is named after Sir Isaac Hayward, a former leader of the London County Council, the GLC's predecessor.

It does not house a permanent collection but is used for many major temporary exhibitions.