David Hockney

Tate Britain
Until May 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 - May 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

Vaisakhi Festival 2017

Trafalgar Square, 29th April  
Enjoy a flavour of Sikh and Punjabi culture at the 2017 Vaisakhi festival. Feast on delicious food and enjoy live performances, spiritual music and children’s activities.

World Photography Awards & Martin Parr

Somerset House, 21 April to 7th May 
Celebrate the world’s best contemporary photography at Somerset House. This large-scale exhibition will include three rooms dedicated to the life and work of renowned British photographer, Martin Parr.

Amy Street Art Trail

Camden Town, 16th March - 04 June 
Sneak a peek at artworks dedicated to the late singer Amy Winehouse in the area she called home. The Amy Winehouse trail will even lead you to a newly commissioned installation entitled Love is a Losing Game.

featured partners

The Art Academy
The Art Academy offers two day weekend drawing courses which range from introductory courses to Masterclasses.
Art Monthly
Art Monthly is the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art.
The Tate Britain
London's Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day.
TASCHEN Store London
Designed by the ubiquitous Philippe Starck, the store will stock the entire range of TASCHEN books.