David Hockney

Tate Britain
Until March 29
A comprehensive retrospective of David Hockney’s remarkable career will take place at Tate Britain in February 2017.
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971 Private Collection© David Hockney
This extensive overview will celebrate six decades of Hockney’s cross-media achievements from his popular works of the 1960s to his more recent “Portraits” series.

Early works such as those from the witty homoerotic “Love” series will be explored, as will autobiographical works such as “Self-Portrait with Blue Guitar”.

His iconic images of LA swimming pools will also be celebrated, along with the affectionate Yorkshire landscape artworks from the turn of the Millennium.

David Hockney has never shied away from embracing new methods and styles of working.

From paint, drawing, photography, video and his use of smartphone apps, Hockney’s achievements in new technology will not only be embraced at the Tate Britain show, the exhibition will also demonstrate how the roots of each new direction taken by the artist relates to the work which came before.


Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Plimlico, Vauxhall
Opening hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm
Entry fee:
Adults £17.70, Concessions:£15.90, Under 12's: Free
February 09 - March 29


Join our guided tours in the Tate Modern and National Gallery! Every Friday evening and Sunday afternoon a passionate art historian will present one artist or artistic movement during a relaxed one hour tour.

featured events

UK Boat Races

River Thames, West London, 02 April 
Oxford and Cambridge universities will compete in both annual Boat Races on the River Thames in west London, between Putney and Mortlake. To secure your place at the start of the first race go to Bishop’s Park, Fulham. The middle part of both races can be seen from Furnivall Gardens, Hammersmith.

Sensational Butterflies

Natural History Museum, 31 March – 17 September 
Enjoy a flavour of the tropics in the city this spring at the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition. View the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis and marvel as the creature unfurls its wings for the very first time - emerging from pupa into a beautiful adult butterfly.

Ten Days Six Nights

Tate Modern, 24 March – 02 April 
Discover new ways to encounter live art at Tate Modern across Ten days and Six Nights. Installations, experimental film and sound, specialised talks, fog clouds, sculptural performances and even a dinner party as art can be experienced for a week and a half.

featured partners

The Art Academy
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Art Monthly
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The Tate Britain
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TASCHEN Store London
Designed by the ubiquitous Philippe Starck, the store will stock the entire range of TASCHEN books.