Public Programme

Public Programme

Our Public Programme’s is delivered by focusing on the unique and relevant perspectives of young people. It brings alive our exhibitions and events while audiences have meaningful and impactful experiences that inform, inspire and make the feel creative and innovative.Our public programme is for everyone and we hope it brings us the unexpected visitor.

Our public programme is made up of a number of different events and experiences:

We offer free lunchtime gallery talks connect the public with practitioners, their personalities and process. Recent exchanges from industry experts have included designer Veronica Ditting, artist Mat Collishaw, photographer Lorenzo Vitturi, publishers THIIIRD magazine and Somerset House Studios resident rapper, producer and performance artist GAIKA

We hold regular ticketed in conversations, discussions and readings with artists, curators, academics and provocateurs we provoke thoughtful participation, tackling questions and themes of our time.

We hold intimate masterclasses investigate new notions in practice, place and industry. Creating space for skill sharing from hacking techniques and mindsets, to untraditional archiving and systems change for sustainability.

We host themed gallery lates mix social and sensory activity to encourage out of hours collaborations and playful calls to action, in the gallery and over a drink.

We programme annual festival weekends gather intergenerational crowds and celebrate communities. Generation Get Up! Weekend brought together an array of food, live music, performance, screenings, talks and installations. Whilst PROCESS! FESTIVAL co-curated with resident Somerset House Studios artists OOMK, became home to 80 established and emerging self-publishing artists, designers and activists, alongside in-depth discussions, workshops, live demos and commissions seeking to explore and extend ideas of inter-dependence.

The range of event formats provide informal, social, vocational and academic opportunities to gain and exchange new skills and perspectives on the cultural context.