Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers

Please join us for and evening of exhibitions, performance, and music, produced by the ‘Friendly society of artistic labourers’, led by Simon Lee Dicker. It’s the first time students of Weymouth College have come together to unite with the same passion, exploring collective working and the value of art.

A parade of students will start the event with march from the Maumbury Rings in Dorchester at 3:30pm, through South Street , finishing at Shire Hall. An exhibition and special events will take place at Shire hall from 6:30 – 9:00pm, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, including performance and installations taking place in the cell and court house.

Tickets are £5pp- All of the proceedings are going towards the Shire hall charity trust. Refreshments available.

The exhibition will continue until the 3rd April 2020.
Monday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm (normal entry price to Shire Hall)

BOOKING for Friday 5 March

 

 

Mycorrhiza and Extancy – AMP Gallery – London

 17 – 24 January 2020
PV Frid1
7 jan (6.30-9pm)

AMP Gallery
1 Acorn Parade
SE15 2TZ

Exhibiting Artists:

Bettina Weiß/ Jaime Jackson/ Simon lee dicker/ Stephen Harwood/ Sally Payen/
Anne Carnein/ Ruth Philo/ Eleanor Morgan/ Andrew Seto/ Alistair Gentry

 

Mycorrhiza is here employed as a framework to explore the ecosystems and survival strategies within creative and organisational spheres.

This exhibition explores the connective filaments that interweave creative networks by exploring sex, hibernation, deep time and breakdown. Mycorrhiza and Extancy draw parallels between ecology and politics, the many as one, the wood-wide-web, systems of decomposition and recycling. Mycelium is used to detoxify polluted industrial spaces as it has the ability to flourish in uninhabitable environments. The non-commercial arts in this country similarly operate in – and are shaped by -– a hostile environment, this exhibition and the current issue of the Sluice magazine is a celebration of the sectors continued extancy.

a-n Artist Bursary 2019

I am delighted to be one of the lucky artists to receive one of the 2019 a-n bursaries. The award  will enable me to make the most of an invite to take part in an exhibition at Villa Renata (Basil, Switzerland) supporting a short residency focused on developing my artistic practice through mentoring, critical support and building networks with international arts organisations.

To the Fore /// 5-7 April 2019

I’m really pleased to have been invited to show 3 drawings as part To The Fore, a group exhibition celebrating four years since the brilliant MOUNT landed in Frome, Somerset. This birthday exhibition will run for one weekend only, come along to the preview event on Friday 5th April 6-8pm, and pop in on Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th April 10am-3pm. In the studio above Mount, Silk Mill West, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT.

find out more here

 

 

Odyssean: Topographies at Hestercombe Gallery

Odyssean: Topographies  – 18 November 2017 to 25 February 2018
Natasha Rosling – Alexander Stevenson – Alistair Grant – Simon Lee Dicker
Exhibition open 11am – 4pm daily
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.
Find out more: odysseanproject.co.uk

Unearthed: Drawings from Dawe’s Twineworks – book launch

Image_A seed that came back with me from a walk whilst thinking about Dawe’s Twineworks 

Please join us for drinks and a poetry reading from the West Coker Poetry Group. 
 2 pm Saturday 7 October at Dawe’s Twineworks

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.

Dawe’s Twineworks 94a High St, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9AU

 

As it waits, until it lasts

Image_ State of America – Simon Lee Dicker 2017

Shifting Centers is a new piece of writing made for Bob Gelsthorpe’s solo show As it waits, until it lasts at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

Friday 22 September 2017 19:00 – 21:00

Exhibition continues until 19 November 2017
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea, SA1 5DZ
All events are free, everyone welcome

Telling Tales Exhibition

Image_New Red Assembly (after Brian Rice) 2011

I’m delighted to have had two works selected for Telling Tales, an exhibition featuring artists from Creative Pathways, Somerset Art Works’ professional development programme for artists in Somerset.

Private View Wednesday 27 September 6-8pm

The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL
Saturday 23 September 2017 – Saturday 07 October 2017
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 12noon-4pm