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.

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.

Artist Talk at Outpost


Free Artist Talk  – 7pm Thursday 7 July at Outpost, the b-side HQ on Portland with Simon Lee dicker. Book a seat by emailing

Language, Landscape & Sublime

LL&SSimon Lee Dicker & Alexander Stevenson will be heading to Dartington tomorrow to take part in Language, Landscape & Sublime gathering; the final Weather Station excursion before the B-side festival exhibition this September. The Weather Station will pop up in various locations around Dartington and you will have an opportunity to hear Simon talk about the project on Wednesday 29 June from 5pm.

We will also be launching a crowdfunding campaign this week to help raise money for a Weather Station publication … so watch this space

Negotiating Terrain


The Weather Station commission proffered for me the opportunity to use the orb as a prism through which to experience and negotiate a terrain, to offer a highly controlled and contained experience of a landscape. I have negotiated access to a highly manufactured yet sublime landscape owned by Imerys, the china clay corporation based in St Austell. Last week, following months of planning I was able to make my maiden voyage in the blue and white lunar landscape of Imerys’ Blackpool Pit, and will be creating a sound and moving image installation to be displayed as part of Portland’s B-Side festival in September. Laura Hopes 2016


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