Local is the New Global – Reveal Conference 2012

Cultvate 2 : A Gift For Somerset was launched at the Reveal conference 2012 on the 22 March in Wells, Somerset, UK.

Speakers and workshop leaders included
Kathrin Böhm (myvillages.org international project)
Simon Lee Dicker (OSR Projects: artist)
Karen Lubbock (Karen magazine creator)
Open Place (artist collective & project, Ukraine)
Karen Gaskill (Maximum Exposure curator)

All the guest speakers have been invited to participate in the the exhibition at the Brewhouse  and so to start the ‘cultural exchange’ Simon initiated, A gift to you our new friends, from the City of Wells. Here you can see the notes towards the production of this project and images of the gifts that were made.

A gift to you our new friends, from the City of Wells _ Simon Lee Dicker 2012

This is an opportunity to thank the guest speakers for sharing their world with us by creating a souvenir sculpture for the visiting artists to take back home.

List of a few things that the visitors could do with their gifts:
• Put in their home and share with their friends
• Put in an exhibition and share with local gallery visitors
• Offer the gift as a gift to their National collection and share with the world
• Sell it to a collector
• Leave it on a bus
• Destroy it with a hammer

List of tools that will help you to start this task:

• £5 note
• Map of Wells
• Tourist information leaflets
• Insider information collected before the event


• The gift must be made from more than one object
• The gift must not be too big
• The gift must be wrapped

List of tools that I have to help finish this task:

• A selection of tape (from gaffa to masking)
• A selection of glue (from super to guns)
• A selection of spray (gold & white)
• A selection of rope & twine
• Wrapping paper

List of sayings that might help when looking for appropriate objects:

• Beauty can be found in the most unexpected of places
• Money can’t by you love
• A drowning man will clutch at a straw
• A friend in need is a friend indeed
• A nods as good as a wink to a blind horse
• Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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