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David Hockney: Bigger & Closer at The Lightroom, Kings Cross

Until Dec 3rd 2023

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Using large-scale projection in a remarkable new space, David Hockney takes us on a personal journey through sixty years of his art.

Situated in the heart of London’s King’s Cross, Lightroom’s vast walls and revolutionary sound system enable us to experience the world through Hockney’s eyes. His life-long fascination with the possibilities of new media is given vibrant expression in a show that invites us to look more closely, more truly and more joyously.

In a cycle of six themed chapters, with a specially composed score by Nico Muhly and a commentary by the artist himself, Hockney reveals his process to us. His voice is in our ears as we watch him experimenting with perspective, using photography as a way of ‘drawing with a camera’, capturing the passing of time in his polaroid collages and the joy of spring on his iPad, and showing us why only paint can properly convey the hugeness of the Grand Canyon.

Join him on his audio-visual Wagner Drive, roaring up into the San Gabriel Mountains, and into the opera house by means of animated re-creations of his stage designs.
Dates and Prices


  • Mon: 9AM - 7PM Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10AM - 7PM
  • OCTOBER HALF TERM Mon/Thurs: 10AM - 5PM Fri: 10AM - 8:30PM Sat: 9:30AM - 8:30PM Sun: 9:30AM - 7PM
  • Closing times can vary depending on date. 


  • Adults from £25
  • Students & Under 18s from £15
  • Under 5s go free
Need to Know
  • Adults from £25
  • Students & Under 18s from £15
  • Under 5s go free
  • Younger children need to be supervised in the space.
  • One complete loop lasts approximately 50 mins. You are welcome to stay for longer.
  • Audience Suitability: Suitable for all ages. contains one instance of nudity. More accessibility information.
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