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 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.
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.
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
Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant, Simon Lee Dicker
Launch Party Friday 17 November 2017 (6-8pm)
18 November 2017 to 25 February 2018
Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG
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.
Odyssean: Topographies is supported by Arts Council England and Gane Trust.