Island Projects is a independent non-profit curatorial practice based in Kent which focuses on commissioning contemporary art in unusual public spaces.
Through our collaborative approach to commissioning we helped artists and local communities realize ambitious new ways of working together. The majority of projects have started on and around the Isle of Sheppey, in North Kent, but we regularly expand working to parts of London and Europe. The Works portfolio contains an eclectic mix of projects, from temporary exhibitions and events, to workshops (making films, sculpture, pinhole photography, ceramics and stone carving), to mobile art spaces and permanent public sculpture.
Island Project’s work is powered by the belief that astonishingly inventive and thoughtful art can happen anywhere. Artists are inspired by unusual and eccentric places, and making site-specific works in non-galleries contexts is an exciting act. By inviting local communities to participate and collaborate Island Projects is widely recognized and respected for integrated and successful socially-engaged practice.
Please get in touch if you would like us to help make your project ideas happen or if you would like to know more about the projects we have run.