Events & Short Courses

Our public events, activities and short courses invite interactions between the artistic community, the local neighbourhood and the broader public. They include skills-based workshops, talks, seminars, reading groups, walks, performances, concerts, screenings and social gatherings. They are organised by, and in dialogue with, OSE Associates, alumni and staff, guest practitioners, and local and regional partner organisations.

Our public events and short courses are open to all, free of charge and do not require booking unless otherwise stated. Internal sessions are programmed by our Associates and are learning opportunities for collaboration between our Associates and Young Associates.

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About the Associate-led Public Programme 2022-23

This year’s Associate-led Public Programme responds to themes of social & ecological hybridity, as set out in the Associate’s first term curriculum entitled When The World Looks Back At You: about storytelling, ecology and the weird led by artist Saelia Aparicio. Through explorations of the voice, the body and sensitive connections to the natural and man-made networks that unite the world around us, the Associate-led Public Programme explores creativity and collectivity in green spaces.

This year we’re excited to announce our partnership with Turner Contemporary, who are generously hosting part of the public programme.

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011. Turner Contemporarys work extends beyond showcasing world-class exhibitions, to driving the social and economic regeneration of Margate and East Kent and transforming lives in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.