Hew Locke | In the Black Fantastic | Hayward Gallery

Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of Hew Locke in In the Black Fantastic and the Hayward Gallery until 18 September 2022. 


Myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and the legacy of Afrofuturism are all sampled, reimagined and recontextualised in In the Black Fantastic.


Encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, the exhibition creates immersive aesthetic experiences that bring the viewer into a new environment somewhere between the real world and a multiplicity of imagined ones.


While some artists disrupt our understanding of the past, others invite us to imagine fantastical futures. In this exhibition, fantasy becomes a zone of creative and cultural liberation and a means of addressing racism and social injustice by conjuring new ways of being in the world.



Hew Locke 

In the Black Fantastic 

Hayward Gallery

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road




29 June -⁠ 18 September 2022


Click here for the Hayward Gallery website. 

June 17, 2022