Today is  #NationalPoetryDay

Titled ‘Working Boots’ written By Stella Davis and read aloud to an audience of school children from West Coker Primary School by Layla aged 8. The poem was inspired by a drawing of a child’s boot that Simon Lee Dicker drew as part of the Momentum Exhibition titled ‘A child’s leather boot found after 150 years underground’.

Join us for an evening of words and reminiscences with local Poets
Thursday 22 October 7.30-9 pm at the OSR Project Space


West Coker School at the OSR


It was great to have pupils from West Coker School visit us this week… only 3 out of 30 hadn’t been to the OSR Project Space previously! We look forward to hearing your poetry in response to the drawings and hope you will join us for the ‘evening of words’ on the 22 October.

Momentum – Simon Lee Dicker at Dawes’ Twineworks


3 October – 24 October 2015 at the OSR Project Space and Dawes’ Twineworks, West Coker. Taking his lead from the physical processes involved in the production of twine and the social impact of the twine industry on this small rural community Simon has spent six months as artist in residence producing three new works that will exhibited during the Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2015. Commissioned by Somerset Art Works.

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A new step towards an ecological rhetoric

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Martyn Windsor’s review brings Weather Station (part 1) back to life again with new light and clarity. Published in a-n review.

Martyn is an artist, writer and curator who is currently working as communications manager at Spacex, Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation, an Arts Editor for The Clearing Magazine which publishes writing and artwork concerned with landscape and place, and an Exhibition Co-ordinator for the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) an internationally recognised body for intersections in nature and culture in the UK. Thanks for for finding the time to visit us Martyn!

There are scratches on the surface of the world

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Weather Station (part1) reviewed by the wonderful Rowan Lear and published in contemporary art magazine This is Tomorrow

Last chance to see Weather Station (Part 1)


Friday 10 July and Saturday 11 July, 11am – 5pm at the OSR Project Space

West Coker School take the Weather Station out for a walk

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West Coker School’s Discovery Class (Reception and Year 1) took the Weather Station out to explore the village yesterday. No children were squashed in the making of this slightly unusual art workshop.

The Weather Station (Part 1) exhibition is open tomorrow between 11am – 5pm, at the OSR Project Space, and continues on Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July.


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