What's on

Fri 24 March 2017 - Sat 22 April 2017
In a month-long exhibition and inquiry, Arts Catalyst looks at artists’ practices that explore the... more
Sat 1 April 2017
 Artist Melanie Jackson and writer Angus Cameron discuss the demons that have populated the... more
Wed 5 April 2017
In this workshop, we will explore different ways in which artistic and cultural practices... more
Wed 19 April 2017
Media history is millions, even billions, of years old, argues media theorist Jussi Parikka. To... more
James Acord | Lise Autogena | Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson | Dave Griffiths | Erika Kobayashi | David Mabb | Cécile Massart | Yelena Popova | Susan Schuppli | Thomson & Craighead | Suzanne Treister | Andy Weir | Ken + Julia Yonetani | Erich Berger and Mari Keto | Shuji Akagi | Don’t Follow the Wind | Isao Hashimoto | Shimpei Takeda | Robert Williams | Bryan McGovern Wilson | Eva and Franco Mattes
Sun 2 October 2016 - Sun 16 April 2017
An exhibition of contemporary art in the nuclear Anthropocene exploring the complexity of knowledge... more
Tunnel entrance in mountain
Sat 1 October 2016 - Mon 1 January 2018
Arts Catalyst hosts this artist-led research project by Fiona Crisp, who is using non-documentary... more


Graveyard of Lost Species, YoHa and Critical Art Ensemble, 2015, photograph Simon Fowler
Tue 7 July 2015 - Mon 23 July 2018
An ambitious collaborative project and public monument by artists YoHa and Critical Art Ensemble in... more
Tue 17 May 2016 - Mon 17 April 2017
A curatorial research project led by Ele Carpenter, associate curator at Arts Catalyst, in... more

projects From the archive

Mirror Dome Room at the Pepsi Pavilion, at Expo ’70, Osaka Japan, Photo Shunk-Kender
Thu 22 September 2016 - Sat 31 December 2016
Arts Catalyst presents 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited 1966/2016, including a night... more
Thu 30 July 2015 - Sun 30 August 2015
A new commission by Ariel Guzik for Edinburgh Art Festival 2015. ‘Holoturian’ is an underwater... more
Fri 24 March 2017
Are discord and disagreement necessarily divisive forces or can they be positive or formative –... more
Sat 21 June 2014 - Fri 1 August 2014
The spectacular SEFT-1 is a road and rail vehicle created by Mexican artists and brothers Ivan Puig... more
HeHe | Helen Evans
Thu 13 June 2013 - Sun 15 September 2013
Fracking Futures - a spectacular artwork and mini-disaster by the Paris-based artist duo Hehe, (... more

Recent Projects & Events

Sat 6 December 2014 - Sun 1 March 2015
Ice Lab presents some of the most innovative and progressive examples of contemporary architecture... more
Tue 14 February 2017 - Sun 19 March 2017
Curator Warren Harper and artist James Ravinet have been selected for a research programme in Japan... more
Kota Takeuchi, Arts Catalyst exhibition image, 2016
Thu 7 July 2016 - Fri 29 July 2016
Kota Takeuchi will be artist in residency at Arts Catalyst's Centre during July 2016. His residency... more
Sun 2 August 2015 - Sun 20 September 2015
Calling people of Essex join us for a Southend tongue first experimentation and citizen science... more
Sat 6 June 2015 - Sat 31 December 2016
Polyphonic Futures is a participatory research project that investigates the potential of silk in... more
James Acord, Roundtable, 1999
Sat 18 June 2016
A discussion about art and nuclear culture will take place in the centre of the Material Nuclear... more