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.
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
Thanks to all that came to Dawe’s Twineworks for the launch of Unearthed this weekend , especially all the poets who’s words came to life in the shadow of the twineworks.
We have had a fantastic response to the drawing competition and we are look forward to having a proper look through all the entries at the end of the week.
A child’s boot found after 150 years underground 2015 – Simon Lee Dicker
Please join us for drinks and a poetry reading from the West Coker Poetry Group to celebrate the launch of Unearthed: Drawings from Dawe’s Twineworks at 2pm SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER
Taking a lead from the physical processes involved in the production of twine and the social impact of the twine industry on this small rural community, the publication brings together work made during a six month artist residency, with newly commissioned writing, and poetry made in response to the Twineworks by the West Coker Poetry group.
Dawe’s Twineworks 94a High St, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9AU
With 10 OSR Projects associate artists taking part in this exhibition you know it is going to be a corker. We have mini-busses coming from Frome, East and West Coker and the Blackdown hills on the 6 October so let us know if you need a lift.
On the occasion of Esme’s 90th birthday we are delighted to present a selection of work made by one of West Cokers most talented residents.
Esme’s approach to making art comes from a desire to make, to use her hands. The love of materials is always evident from the richly layered embroideries that contain hours of work to the evocative and playful experiments with wax and burning.
This exhibition brings together a selection of work made from the past 20 years alongside an early embroidery that was made at the age of 15.
Dates: 13 July – 7 December 2017
Venue: Upstairs at Inn The Square, 1 Church Street, West Coker, Somerset BA22 9BD