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The Whitechapel Gallery creates an expansive environment in which to experience, enjoy and discuss contemporary art and culture, in close dialogue with artists and other creatives.

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Whitechapel Gallery at Welling School with typographer, Fraser Muggeridge.

Schools & Teachers

A wide range of projects, residencies, discussions and lively activities for children to make art all encourage links to the national curriculum.



What is contemporary art all about? Open to 15 - 21 year olds this is a chance for young adults to explore art, meet creative professionals, and open up career paths into the sector.

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Families & Children

Children and adults experience art and learn together through a diverse range of artist-led workshops, events, activities and exhibitions.

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Connecting with people living and working in east London to explore place and identity through workshops and artist projects, both within the Gallery and off-site.


Free monthly audio descriptive tours for blind and visually impaired people. All gallery interpretation and film and sound installations are supported with written transcriptions and British Sign Language (BSL) interpretations, free gallery talks and First Thursday bus tours.

MA Curating the Contemporary

MA Curating the Contemporary, Exotica and 4 other cases of the self

A two-year theory-into-practice MA for students wanting to launch their careers in contemporary art, taught between The CASS, London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery.

Writer in Residence


2014-2015: Caroline Bergvall

Over the next six months, Caroline Bergvall investigates how writing, reading and listening can be understood within the context of visual art, through a series of events and online interventions exploring language and performance.


Communications: Brand Vision and Strategy

Careers in the Visual Arts

One-day courses led by experts to help those looking to get a foothold in their ideal career. Sessions cover exhibition organising, programming, communications and development.

Practical Skills

Practical Skills in Showing Art

A hands-on series of expert-led day courses showing the processes and techniques required to hang, handle, photograph, analyse, manage and illustrate art.

Introduction to Global Art

A comprehensive three-day course investigating the artistic traditions, institutions, networks and ideas that have framed a generation of artists and redefined the art world.

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