‘crafting your own Palaces & Cabins

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Palaces & Cabins is a project instigated by OSR Projects for Salisbury Art Centre, bringing together a number of artists, curators and cultural producers to work as a collaborative group. It explores the intersection of public/private space with a focus on the architecture that stands between us, and brings us together.

As part of the project, and following in the footsteps of many new architects, we would like to invite 20 of you to ‘craft your own palace or cabin on our very own Palaces & Cabins, Minecraft realm. It could be an existing building or it could be an imagined structure created on our dedicated realm. The realm will be live at Salisbury Arts Centre from 11 April – 18 May 2014 and displayed as part of a public exhibition.

To receive your invite, please email: Simon@simonleedicker.co.uk with your name and Minecraft user name.

Examples of what can be achieved can be found at:

www.mashable.com/2013/02/13/amazing-minecraft-creations/


Palaces & Cabins at the Salisbury Art Centre

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Please join us for the opening night on Thursday 10 April 6.30 – 8.30pm
Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

Exhibition open Friday 11 April – Sunday 18 May

Salisbury Arts Centre is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm and is closed on Mondays.

Special Event Sunday 27 April  Including a live performance by Megan Calver,
the unveiling of Palaces & Cabins ‘the Game’, and a chance to build your own digital
Palace or Cabin on the OSR Projects Minecraft realm. Keep an eye on http://osrprojects.net for times and information about additional events.

Palaces & Cabins has been developed in partnership with Salisbury Art Centre and
brings together OSR Projects associates to work as a collaborative group within
the social and cultural framework of the art centre and its broader geographical
context. The exhibition explores the intersection of public/private space with a
focus on the architecture that stands between us, and brings us together.
The creative team includes Sam Aldridge, Tom Bayliss, Megan Calver, Fiona Cassidy,
Leela Clarke, Simon Lee Dicker, Cara Lockley and Tim Martin.


Open call for Art Inn The Square

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OSR Projects are looking for artists to submit work to be shown at the West Coker Bar and Restaurant, Inn The Square, from 28th April 2014. Following on from Emma Riley’s Arboreal Series this will be the second exhibition in of a rolling programme of Art Inn The Square

This opportunity is open to all practicing artists (including students).

Deadline for submissions 5pm Wednesday 16 April 2014

 Find out more


The Golden Space City of God – reviewed by Bob Gelsthorpe

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… the Libretto carries some fantastic imagery of  ‘sub-skin PIN 666-Chip-Implants’, bubbling up Blade Runner (1982) fantasies of detection and subversion within a world in inevitable demise.

Read the full Review here


What is your Palace, your Cabin?

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Palaces & Cabins is a project instigated by OSR Projects for Salisbury Art Centre (SAC), bringing together a number of artists, curators and cultural producers to work as a collaborative group. It explores the intersection of public/private space with a focus on the architecture that stands between us, and brings us together.

As part of the project, the group are looking for your personal interpretation of a Palace or Cabin. This could be an existing building (ie. house, shed, castle, workplace, school etc.) or an imagined structure. Images submitted will be used by the group to produce ceramic model versions in SAC’s Pottery Studio, which will be displayed as part of a public exhibition at SAC from 11 April – 18 May 2014. Everybody who submits an image will receive a free copy of the Palaces & Cabins publication.

To get involved, please email the following to visualart@salisburyarts.co.uk by 5pm, 28th March 2014.

-Up to 4 photos/drawings of your Palace or Cabin (jpeg format max. 5mb).

-If it is a real building, please tell us the location.

You can also tweet your images using the hashtag #palaces&cabins

Find out more about the project


Visual Art South West Pick of the week

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Thanks to Claire Carroll of Rook Lane Arts and Foreground Projects for selecting Richard Grayson’s Golden Space City of God for her pick of the week. Read Claire’s words on the Visual Art South West Website … and don’t forget to come and visit us in West Coker before the exhibition ends on Sunday.


The South West Scene by Julie McCalden

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From the closure of established arts organisations to the freezing of Discretionary Business Rates Relief (DBRR), recent times have been challenging for the contemporary arts across the UK. And the South West is no exception…. read Julie McCalden’s report on Axisweb

Image: Hamish Fulton, EAST WEST, 2013 The Cornwall Workshop at Kestle Barton in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange Penzance. Photograph © Graham Gaunt Photowork, published by Paragon Press, 2013


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