The Out of the Ordinary programme logo


In 2015/16, we commissioned four new arts projects in Swale and Medway.

These were;


Wend Iwade, Richard Houguez & Holly White, 2015 (Photo: Felicity Crawshaw)


Ideas Test and the artists worked with many people and organisations on the OOTO projects, so we would like to thank the following for their support:

  • University of Kent
  • Medway Council Heritage Services
  • Medway Libraries
  • Strood Community Project
  • Strood and Frindsbury Working Men’s Club
    Grain Coastal Park
  • Henry at the Lodge Guest House Grain Village
  • Whitstable Biennale
  • Phoenix House Community Centre
  • Diversity House
  • Pulse Cafe
  • Skillsnet
  • 106.9 SFM (Sittingbourne Community Radio)
  • The Forum Shopping Centre
  • Swale Arts Forum
  • Iwade Parish Council
  • Iwade Primary School


No Tail, Ruth Ewen, 2015/16 (Photo: Christa Holka)



These downloads are being made available for archive purposes only.

They were created in 2015/2016, so event details, logos, contact information and web links will be incorrect or no longer used.

Please email with ‘Out of the Ordinary Programme’ in the subject heading, if you have questions.


Out of the Ordinary programme (2015/16)

This programme documents the OOTO projects and those involved including the artists, communities and dates of when the workshops took place.

Produced: Sam Trotman & Phoebe Davies
Marketing: Joanne Matthews
Photography: Felicity Crawshaw
Design: Tom Merrell
PR: Abstrakt Publicity

You can download the programme of the 2015/16 Out Of The Ordinary project, which describes each project below.

Social Art Map

Dr Sophie Hope worked as an external critical eye to the Out of the Ordinary Places programme.
In June 2015 she outlined the process for mapping the projects through the “Social Art Map”.

It looks at the artist, collaborators and participants’ journeys, mapping the progress of the projects’ strengths, weaknesses and areas of uncertainty, with a focus on how we can learn from this process when making future off-site contemporary work in diverse locations.

Dr Sophie Hope describes Social Art Map as “a resource for peers working in areas of practicing, commissioning, curating, collaborating and participating in contexts where artists work with people in the co-creation of a public outcome.”


You can download ‘Social Art Map’ by clicking the image (file will open in new window/tab)