Flax Harvest at Dawe’s Twineworks

P1040570Thanks to everyone who came to the Dawe’s Twineworks open day at the weekend and helped out with the first flax harvest for many years. You can find some photos of the day here.

We would love for you to join us on Sunday 2 October (2-5pm) for a Flax Gathering event which will be held at the Twineworks, a couple of weeks before the Ropewalkers exhibition opens at OSR projects. It will be a day for people to bring their harvested flax, meet other growers, pull the remaining flax and a have a glass (or two) of cider to celebrate the first flax harvest in West Coker for many years.  All welcome – it would be lovely if you can join us.

Weather Station writing bursary 2016


OSR Projects are offering a bursary of £100 for a creative practitioner to visit and review the Weather Station exhibition at the Drill Hall on Portland between 10-18 September.

To apply, please email simon@simonleedicker.co.uk by midday on Wednesday 7 September 2016 with a short statement of no more than 200 words outlining your interest in the project. The selection will take place on Thursday 8 September.


Field recording workshops with artist Simon Whetham


Join artist Simon Whetham for one of two workshops that will use field recording techniques to explore the hidden sounds of Dawe’s Twineworks taking place on 30 September and 2 October 2016.

Simon Whetham is a sound artist who works with sound recording and playback techniques that explore sonic qualities and characteristics of materials and space. He shares his work with the public through performance, lecture presentation, installation and most importantly workshops, with which he facilitates sessions of listening exercises, technical and cultural aspects of sound, recording and playback techniques, and interactive public performances.

Simon is currently making a new work, Trace Evidence, that will be exhibited as part of Ropewalkers, an exhibition and series of events taking place at the OSR Project Space and Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker during October and November 2016.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (limited places available)


Ropewalkers Exhibition

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Launch Party Friday 14 October 2016  6-9pm
Exhibition 15 October – 5 November
Thursday – Saturday  11am – 5pm

Ropewalkers brings together new work by artists Jo Ball, Andy Parker and Simon Whetham made in response to the architecture, history and materials of Dawe’s Twinworks Museum and social history project. The exhibition will take place at Dawe’s Twine Works and the OSR Project Space.

Weather Station Crowdfunder

image1We have just one week left to hit our crowdfunding target, and it is all or nothing, so if you are thinking of supporting the project now is the time. We have raised 25% of what we need to make the publication happen and there are still lots of fantastic rewards to get your hands on so please have look, put your hands in your pockets, and help us make this happen. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/weather-station

The Crucible – Artists’ Gathering

The Crucible

The Crucible, taking place as part of the b-side festival, will bring together creative practitioners for a day of art, food and conversation.

Starting with a bus tour of some of the highlights of this years b-side Festival on Portland we will explore the island, meeting some of the participating artists and curators. A packed lunch will be provided during the tour and we will then spend the afternoon at The Drill Hall, the venue for OSR Projects Weather Station exhibition.

The aim of the afternoon session is to provide a forum for creative practitioners at all stages of their careers to share knowledge and experience and learn about each other’s practice and projects. Small group conversations will be guided by a number of experienced practitoners from arts organizations around the South West (and beyond).

find out more and book tickets

Weather Station publication crowdfunder

NK_swanpoolWe are trying to raise some money to produce an artists’ book, documenting our journey around beautiful and broken landscapes of South West England with the Weather Station in advance of the exhibition taking place during the b-side festival this September.

We need your help so please have a look at the Weather Station Crowdfunder page, pledge, share and make nice comments. We have loads of fantastic rewards so go on, you know you want to.


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