The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind – Hauser & Wirth Somerset

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Our Somerset neighbours at Hauser & Wirth have an exhibition opening this week ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’ telling at story of humanity’s evolving connection to the land, our perception of, and reliance upon it. Curated by Adam Sutherland from the fantastic Grizedale Arts


Topographies: A seminar on space, place and sensation

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Tuesday 6 February, 11am-5pm – Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset UK

Topographies is a one-day seminar exploring how we make sense of different landscapes, through contemporary art practice and creative geographies.

Invited speakers are Harriet Hawkins, art writer and professor in GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, University of London, and John Wylie, professor in Cultural Geography at Exeter University.

The seminar includes a lunch event, developed by Vilma Luostarinen in collaboration with Natasha Rosling. The menu will conjure the imaginary spaces of the body and its relationship to the land and sea.

More info & Tickets http://odysseanproject.co.uk


Od Arts Festival – Artist Commissions

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Od Arts Festival will weave in between past, present and future rivalries, creating static from the frictions that we find, with the creative platform becoming not only a place of excitement and discovery, but somewhere for ideas to be battled out.

Od Arts Festival 2018- Artist Opportunities


Od Arts Festival 11-13 May 2018

OSR Projects presents Od Arts Festival taking place in South Somerset 11-13 May 2018 /// Save the Date /// More information about the programme and opportunities for artists and visitors coming soon.


Exploring a discordant relationship with landscape and the natural world

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Artist and director of OSR Projects Simon Lee Dicker talks to earth.art about his latest work, Passing Place, currently on show in the Odyssean: Topographies exhibition at Hestercombe Gallery. Follow this link to the interview


Odyssean: Topographies

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How does technology change our relationship to landscape? Four artists reconsider the physical world through sound, sculpture, food, film and digital animation.
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Odyssean: Topographies
Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant, Simon Lee Dicker
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Launch Party Friday 17 November 2017  (6-8pm)
Exhibition open 11am – 4pm daily
18 November 2017 to 25 February 2018
Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG
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Over two years, Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker undertook a series of artist residencies across the Orkney Isles. From different locations – a remote bothy, a lighthouse, a beachside golf course and a burial chamber – each artist developed distinctive connections with the archipelago, its human stories, and its physical geography.

Odyssean: Topographies draws together common threads in their practices: questions around mapping, invisible and imagined spaces, and remoteness, both physical and emotional. Aptly sited in the galleries and gardens of Hestercombe, the exhibition responds experimentally to a layered landscape at once historic and contemporary, highly managed and equally wild.
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Odyssean: Topographies is supported by Arts Council England and Gane Trust. 

Find out more: odysseanproject.co.uk
 

One amazing Island…

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Our friends at b side are offering a number of commission opportunities to create new, temporary, site-responsive work in any media for the next festival, 8 – 16 September 2018. Proposals can be for any amount up to £4000 Click here for more info