Films & Audio

Benedict Drew: Spelunking

Established in 2013, Open School East is a Margate-based space for artistic and collaborative learning that is free, versatile and non-exclusive.

Taking Margate’s caves and tunnels as a starting point, Spelunking took the form of eight thematic public workshops organised by Open School East associates. The alternative curriculum led the participants on a journey around caves, tunnels, smugglers’ paths, cavities, stalactites, cryptocurrency and subterranean myths. Each workshop was filmed by Benedict Drew for this video.

video, duration 33 mins, 2017

Courtesy Matts Gallery, Open School East and the artist.

Show as part of Hippo Campus; Where We Learn a group exhibition featuring works from the Arts Council Collection that explores alternative schooling, peer-to-peer learning and self-education.