HOUSE Biennial is a curated programme of contemporary visual arts exhibitions and events. It works with internationally respected artists and co-commissioners to develop site and socially specific new works and curatorial themes. Commissioning opportunities are also offered to a range of artists including those otherwise marginalised from the art world mainstream, along with a wider creative engagement programme with specific communities and wider audiences. Inclusivity and accessibility are inherent to HOUSE Biennial, offering the potential to experience new ideas and different ways of thinking within the artistic process.

Conceived in 2008 HOUSE Biennial promotes active engagement with contemporary visual arts in the South East of England. We plan to further develop our regional and national profile alongside new opportunities.

HOUSE development and programming are currently on pause whilst we review the situation in light of COVID19.

Prior to lockdown we were in the process of developing new partnerships and a commissioning framework with a clear focus on working with and for disadvantaged and marginalised communities in the  South East. HOUSE has been fully committed to tackling racism and inequality since its inception and this commitment is mirrored in our planning for the future.  We, and our sector, need to change, as must society.

Our actions must reflect our words. 

Please note that we are currently operating without a team and are not able to respond as quickly as we would like to fast-evolving situations. We will provide an update about HOUSE on this website in the autumn.