Offsite includes commissions, collaborations, residencies and touring programmes all taking place outside the gallery. The core focus is on commissioning artists who have specific interests in collaboration and direct engagement with social and cultural contexts. The format aims to facilitate multi-platform outcomes, from site-specific and live events to online platforms; involving local to international partnerships, both intergenerational and interdisciplinary, and provoking unexpected outcomes. Offsite extends the gallery’s audience reach and opens up the gallery and its activities. 

Current and recent projects include the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residencyin 2016-17 with Luke Willis Thompson, in 2014-16 with Yuri Pattison and in 2012-14 with Edward Thomasson and the Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency (2014 - 2015) with Travis Elborough in partnership with Tower Hamlets Parks and Open Spaces Department. 

In 2010 Ruth Ewan’s project Dreadnoughts produced within our A Sense of Place programme marked the initiation of Offsite and since then we have realised Offsite commissions with Amalia Pica, Matthew Noel-Tod, Benedict DrewCara TolmieCathy Haynes, Travis Elborough and Edward Thomasson. In Summer 2012 we worked with Ikon Gallery in Birmingham to produce Slow Boat Summer 2012, a collaboration with Ikon Youth Programme, Propeller, Chisenhale Gallery’s youth forum and Benedict Drew.

Luke Willis Thompson
Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency 2016 - 2017