Associate Exhibition 2024

Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 June 2024

Associate Cohort 2023-24:
Emelia Kerr Beale, Lucia Coppola, Jas Dhillon, Middleton Maddocks
Kenny Mala Ngombe, Nikki Sheth, Gwennan Thomas, Alex Vellis

Curated with Beatriz Lobo Britto

Featuring new work made by OSE’s Despacito Art School

Open School East
39 Hawley Square, Margate CT9 1NY

Exhibition Schedule

We are very excited to share dates for the Open School East Associate Exhibition 2024 with you! 

Over a long weekend in June we invite you to see the show & participate in a wider programme of events and tours of the exhibition led by our Associate cohort & Guest Curator.

You can find key dates for the Associate Exhibition below – RSVP for the opening reception on Thursday 27 June using the button below:


Thursday 27 June
Opening Reception: 5 – 8pm


Daily, Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June
12 – 5pm
Open School East, 39 Hawley Square, CT9 1NY

Exhibition Tours:

All tours start from the foyer at Open School East and will last
roughly 25 minutes.

Thursday 27 June
6:00pm – Beatriz Lobo Britto, Guest Curator
7:00pm – Beatriz Lobo Britto

Friday 28 June
2:00pm – Polly Brannan, OSE Artistic Director
4:00pm – Associate-led

Saturday 29 June
2:00pm – Polly Brannan
4:00pm – Associate-led

Sunday 30 June
2:00pm – Associate-led
4:00pm – Associate-led

Private Community Events:

Beacon: On Tuesdays I Go To This Spot
Publication Launch & Celebration
Friday 28 June
5.45 – 8.00pm
Turner Contemporary, Margate, CT9 1HG

Please use the buttons below to view individual and collaborative works by each of the OSE Associate Artists 23-24 and members of the Despacito Art School, on display as part of we went outside and it’s the entire earth.

You can read a full exhibition introduction by the Guest Curator, Beatriz Lobo Britto here.

Documentation by Ollie Harrop.

Read more: Emelia Kerr Beale

Emelia Kerr Beale

Read more: Gwennan Thomas

Gwennan Thomas

Read more: Kenny Mala Ngombe

Kenny Mala Ngombe

Read more: Lucia Coppola

Lucia Coppola

Read more: Middleton Maddocks

Middleton Maddocks

Read more: Wish You Were Here, The Disappearance of Fido

Wish You Were Here, The Disappearance of Fido

Read more: Despacito Art School x Lacuna x Samara Scott x SOSSKYN

Despacito Art School x Lacuna x Samara Scott x SOSSKYN

Announcing this year’s OSE Guest Curator – Beatriz Lobo Britto!

Photo by Ekene Ijeoma

Each year Open School East invites a Guest Curator to work closely with the current cohort of Associates during their third term and in the build up to their end of year exhibition. Through 1:1 mentoring sessions, group crits & curatorial development sessions, the Guest Curator helps to shape individual Associate projects and the exhibition as a whole.

Beatriz Lobo Britto (b. 1994, Brazil) is a curator, museologist and researcher. She is an enthusiast of non-hierarchical thinking, and believes in non-linear ways of composing and organising ideas. Her research is invested in decolonial methodologies, exploring practices around education, social and environmental justice. Since 2011, Beatriz has been an advocate for Indigenous rights, working on community-led projects with a focus on critical pedagogy and land justice in South America.

Beatriz currently works as curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva), where she is responsible for the development and delivery of exhibitions and public programmes with a focus on artistic practices from Global Majority, working with artists and partners to implement artistic projects through research, radical art education, unlearning, and wellbeing practices.

We look forward to working with Beatriz to deliver another exciting Associate Exhibition!