Public Events

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.


Current and upcoming

Read more: Associate Exhibition 2024

Associate Exhibition 2024

We are very excited to announce this years Guest Curator and share dates for the Associate Exhibition 2024 with you!

  • Exhibition
  • Publication launch

About the Associate-led Public Programme

Each year the current cohort of Associates develop and deliver a Public Programme of participatory events, that runs alongside other curriculum activity. Their 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

This year we’re excited to continue 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.