Cracks, holes, furrows and faded spots have replaced the former life and intactness. They evoke death and show the artist’s personal experience in a collective consciousness of global environmental destruction…. read the review here
We are still buzzing from meeting such a great bunch of artists and artist-led groups at the Kühlhaus during Exchange: Berlin…. brilliantly organised by SLUICE. For a flavour of the exhibition check out SLUCE’s short film… including the smashing of OSR Projects Laura Hopes china clay sculpture that closed the event.
You can also check out Sandra Ratkovic’s review of OSR Projects at Exchange:Berlin in Chased) Art & People Berlin (if you read German… if not an English translation will be uploaded soon)
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Spit & Sawdust to bring Tom Smith’s Messages from Friends to Cardiff on Sunday 9 December 2018. This performance charts his relationship with TV from the age of 12. Over the course of 35 minutes Tom stitches together personal anecdotes to talk about a wider range of subjects such as nostalgia, stagecraft, and spectatorship.
The event is free but space is limited so please book in advance
16 – 18 November Kühlhaus Berlin
We are delighted to be taking part in SLUICE – EXCHANGE BERLIN 2018 alongside a gathering of around 20 artist and curator led organisations from around the world.
OSR Projects will present the latest edition of the Weather Station Project with new, old and experimental work by artists Elaine Fisher, Alexander Stevenson, Laura Hopes and Simon Lee Dicker.
We hope to see you there!
We have been busy gathering thoughts, ideas, images and words, and are delighted to present a short film documenting the inaugural Od Arts Festival (2018).
Please follow this link to see the film: Od Arts Festival 2018 – Film (04:15)
If you If you are interested to find how Od Arts Festival 2018 worked for artists and visitors please take a look at the evaluation report.
We would like to thank all the fantastic artists, volunteers, hosts and visitors for making Od Arts Festival 2018: The Art of Rivalry such a wonderful long weekend of Contemporary Art in rural Somerset.
We will be releasing a series of films, photos and interviews with artists soon, so watch this space… and make sure you follow the link to read Trevor H. Smith’s brilliant review for Visual Art South West ‘Nothing cures a Duellist’
Od Arts Festival is a weekend of free arts events in East and West Coker, taking its name from the stream that connects the two villages, and bubbling up a curatorial premise of rivalry.
You will find exhibitions and events popping up in unusual places from a 15th Century Manor house to a victorian factory, a local butchers to the village bus shelters.
Dare to cross the river, walk the road less travelled, stop to hear the sparrows and ask odd questions as we welcome you to the Od Arts Festival 2018.
To find out more about the artists taking part and to plan your visit check out the Od Arts Festival website.
“When you make art you are not alone – there are always others there in your head – influences, restrictions, constraints, curators, audiences, partners, family etc. Don’t be reactive. You need to forget them and make the work you want to make – people understand that and can relate to it.” Ad de Jong
The Build Your Own Art World symposium provided subtle ideas, inclinations and gestures on how to subvert current models, and ways to operate within them whilst adopting a more collaborative, generous and inclusive practices, built on experimentation, risk-taking and collective action, encouraging us all to devise our own rules.
We are delighted to announce that Caitlin Akers is the recipient of the 2018 Platform Bursary. The bursary will include mentoring from the b-side and OSR Projects teams and an opportunity to take part in the b-side festival 2018.
Caitlin will build on her current practice of working with text and language, responding to the surroundings of Portland, creating a new series of work that explores small acts of youth rebellion and folk law of Portland.