Explore the Archive

Chisenhale Gallery’s online archive is a dynamic research resource. Visitors can browse our historic exhibitions programme, from early group shows in the 1980s to seminal solo exhibitions in the 1990s and ground-breaking recent commissions. The archive contains Chisenhale Interviews, a series of artist interviews conducted to complement our exhibitions programme, which are free to download.

The archive features documentation from our talks and events programme. Organised in conjunction with exhibitions, past events have included conversations between exhibiting artists, writers, curators and theorists, guided exhibition tours, as well as presentations, discussions, screenings and workshops. Recordings from these events are available here.

The Interim and 21st Century programmes are recorded in the archive. Running from 2008 until 2015, Interim was a series of event-based projects that took place between exhibitions. Established in 2009, 21st Century was a key strand of Chisenhale Gallery’s events programme, providing a platform for artists, writers and academics to connect with new audiences and develop dialogues around their work.

Visitors to the archive can learn about the Offsite programme, which has featured collaborations, touring commissions and residencies taking place outside the gallery. Offsite was initiated in 2010 with A Sense of Place. Recently, Offsite has focused on artist residencies: the Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency (2011-15) and the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014-18).

Information about the education programme is included alongside the activity guides that were provided for schools and young people. Past events from our Stop Play Record programme are also documented.

In 2014, Chisenhale Gallery commissioned Dr. Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt to undertake an in-depth mapping of associate artist programmes, residencies and alternative models for artists’ professional development in the UK. The resulting report, Mapping Artists' Professional Development Programmes in the UK: Knowledge and Skills, is available online or as a print-on-demand publication. Listen to an audio recording of the panel discussion which launched the report here.