Drawing competition at Dawe’s Twineworks


Unearthed: Drawings from Dawe’s Twineworks BOOK LAUNCH


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

Prospect /// Cotley Tithe Barn


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.

More info…

Esme House – Art Inn the Square


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

b-side Assemblies No:1


Our friends over at b-side are launching a new programme of one day assemblies for artists, curators and producers.

SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017 12 – 5pm

Join b-side on Portland for a day of conversation, activity and sharing of creative practices. We live and work in turbulent times, live information can be shared across the world outside of traditional media in minutes.
How are artists responding to these multiple political and social challenges?
Featuring contributions from artists Dickie BeauPaul SoulellisPaula CrutchlowFarhad Berahman, Katy Bauer and producers Counterpoints ArtsArtsadmin and b-side , all kept in some kind of order by Gordon Dalton from Visual Arts South West.

Get your tickets here

The Random Art Machine requests input


Preston Street Union, an affiliation of artists in and around Exeter, invites OSR associates  (friends and followers) to contribute instructions to feed into The PSU Random Art Machine.

To contribute instructions, simply email prestonstreetunion@gmail.com with your response to any of the following categories (deadline 30th April 2017):

Name a title for an unknown artwork
Name a location (anything from the Arctic to your elbow)
Name an object or material (anything from an elephant to an emoji)
Name a process or action (anything from singing to squishing)

Over the course of Art Week Exeter, Preston Street Union will generate new works of art following the randomly generated instructions they have been given. Expect chaos, destruction and a few random moments of genius.   PSU warmly invites any OSR associates who would like to get more involved, to join them for a hands-on session during Art Week Exeter (13th – 21st May 2017). Please email as above to arrange.

Regions of Light


Regions of Light opens this Saturday 18th March at Hestercombe Gallery. The exhibition showcases the historic work of painter and poet Rev. John Eagles (1783-1855), together with contemporary pieces by multi-media artist Rebecca Chesney, painter Paul Desborough and photographer Jem Southam.

Image: 21 March 2016′ from the work ‘a bend in the river’ Jem Southam

Keiken Collective’s House of Questions

Week 2 (4)

Inspired by Eastern European clubhouses for workers, the Newlyn Art Gallery will be transformed into an establishment of recreational activity connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts. Hosted by a different Cultural Secretary each week, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure. Our friends Keiken Collective will be taking over the gallery between 25-31 March…. find out more about what they will be up to here

The Solar Pessimist


This Saturday 4 March (7.30-10-30pm) our friends in Cardiff, Spit & Sawdust, are hosting new work from winner of the 2016 Kim Fielding Award, Nottingham-based artist John Lawrence. For more info visit the Kim Fielding Award website check out the Solar Pessimist Facebook page or just get yourself down to Spit & Sawdust, Rhymney River Bridge Rd, Cardiff CF10 5AK

Dreaming Invisible Things

a Paignton walk

Friend of OSR Projects CrabMan (a.k.a. Mytho) had a dream last night of ‘A New Politics of Hope for Difficult Times’- Read about it here