Tate Britain Exhibition

David Hockney

A man watches another man swimming in a swimming pool with a hilly wooded scene in the background.

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972 Private Collection © David Hockney Photo Credit: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Jenni Carter

One of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century returns to Tate Britain for his most comprehensive exhibition yet

This exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.

As he approaches his 80th birthday, Hockney continues to change his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies as he goes. From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings – some of which have never been seen before in public  –  this exhibition shows how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these unforgettable works together. 

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This exhibition is organised collaboratively by Tate Britain, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


9 February – 29 May 2017

All advance tickets are now sold out 

A limited number of tickets are available in the gallery from 10.00 each day, please note these sell very quickly

Members do not need to book in advance

Extended opening hours for the final weekend (David Hockney exhibition and exhibition shop only, with the rest of the gallery closing at 18.00, unless otherwise stated)

Monday 29 May 2017 until 23.00

Last ticket sales and entry to the exhibition will be one hour before these closing times

The exhibition will be travelling to the Pompidou Centre in Paris in June and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in November

Tate is the only legitimate seller of David Hockney exhibition tickets. By purchasing from any unofficial source, or any website other than Tate you run the risk of the tickets being rendered invalid and being denied entry to the exhibition

All ticket proceeds go towards Tate as a charity – buying from unofficial vendors does not support our charitable aims 

Sponsored by

Blavatnik Family Foundation

Supported by

The David Hockney Exhibition Supporters Circle

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy

The Mead Family Foundation

The Rothschild Foundation

Charles and Tetyana Banner

Ivor Braka

Peter Dubens

Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert

Lyndsey Ingram Ltd

Offer and Mika Waterman

With additional support from Tate International Council and Tate Patrons

Media partners


Blockbuster show makes the biggest splash of all

The Times

Touching, tender, ribald, raunchy, innovative

The Guardian

demands to be seen

The Telegraph

He’s an icon, a giant, an art celebrity, and he’ll leave you wobbly-kneed and fluttery-eyed like only Hockney can

Time Out

arguably the hottest art exhibition of the year

Sunday Express

Joyful, triumphant and tender, this show is a much needed ray of light. Unmissable

Culture Whisper

A must-see 60-year retrospective

The Upcoming
The Mail on Sunday

dazzling show

The Spectator
The Observer
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