Public Programme

Public Programme

Each Somerset House exhibition is accompanied by a public programme of events that extend the curatorial narrative, give insight into practitioner’s processes and invite interaction, conversation and access points for experts and enthusiasts alike.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.