The Cornwall Workshop 2024 with Mike Nelson

I am delighted to have been selected for this years Cornwall Workshop led by the one and only Mike Nelson (and Teresa Gleadowe)

The Cornwall Workshop is a week-long intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and writers based in Cornwall and the South West, organised by CAST and hosted at Kestle Barton on the Lizard peninsula.

Other participants incude Jessie Blindell, Harriet Bowman, John Wedgwood Clarke, Amy Dickson, Charlie Duck, Tom Kaniok, Jo Lathwood, Donna Mitchell, Amy Morgan, Andy Parker, Maya Ronchetti, Tom Skinner and Sam Trenerry.

Dry Humping

In Spring ’23 Sadie Hennessy put an Open Call out inviting artists to make work in the style of her work for a ‘solo’ show called Dry Humping*. I’m delighted to be one of the 40 artists selected to take part in Sadie’s ‘solo’ show.

A Weekend at Hotel Palenque

A pile of tyre's on concrete infront of a field and blue sky

Sat 1 July 2023 (11am-6pm) & Sun 2 July 2023 (11am-5pm) FREE ENTRY
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

Arnolfini invites Somerset-based artist-led organisation OSR Projects to take over our theatre space. With Andy Parker, Sam Jukes and Simon Lee Dicker.

In 1969 artists Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt and art dealer Virginia Dwan left the ‘art-world’ for the “Western deserts and lush jungles of Mexico”1 staying at the dilapidated Hotel Palenque. In 1971 Smithson presented Hotel Palenque as a slideshow lecture to architecture students from the University of Utah, exploring ideas of entropy and de-architecturalisation, in a style accurately described by curator Neville Wakefield as ‘more stoner than statesman’. This work still resonates 50 years on and has been represented in galleries and publications internationally.

OSR Projects will use Smithson’s Hotel Palenque as a conceptual back drop for a weekend event taking place at Arnolfini. Exploring contemporary ideas of entropy, de-architecturalisation and edgelands in the rural landscape the participating artists pay attention to what is airbrushed out of a collective imagination of the rural and focus on what lies in the peripheral vision. In addition, the work speaks to the traces of the exhibition of Robert Smithson at Arnolfini in 1977, which included films presented in the same theatre space as OSR will occupy.

OSR Projects: A weekend at Hotel Palenque

1  Yucatan is Elsewhere – On Robert Smithson’s Hotel Palenque. Neville Wakefield

Territory expo 10 -13 November 2022

Territory refers to possession, conflict and control, it speaks of history and consequences. Territory is managed space; marked for development or protected or exploited for raw materials, used to displace or contain it is socially constructed. The production of Territory is the institutionalisation of space to achieve control. Territory manifests a slow transgenerational violence.  SLUICE

SLUICE and PADA are bringing together an interdisciplinary selection of artist and curator-led projects to explore the impact and interconnections of the ecological, environmental and political consequences of this violence.

OSR Projects artists Andy Parker and Simon Lee Dicker will be in residence in Lisbon from the 1 November making new work that will be exhibited in conjunction with Lisbon Art Weekend.

Simon Lee Dicker – ‘see-an-enemy’ work in progres

Andy Parker – ‘Home’, work in progress

More Than Ponies presents Dappled Light, 12 & 13 March 2022


I’m delighted to be showing new work as part of Dappled Light Exhibition in the New Forest organised by More Than Ponies.

Dappled Light is an exhibition that brings together diverse contemporary artists within the context of the Woodgreen Village Hall and its striking figurative murals, originally painted in the 1930s. The artists use an array of materials and mediums, including sculptures, ceramics, textiles, hair, drawings and videos, bringing in fresh perspectives to this now historic but still ‘modern’ context. The artists’ imagery and ideas are kaleidoscopic, like the dappled light of the New Forest. Each work brings with it a new way of thinking and seeing, creating unexpected connections between the village hall, the New Forest and the world beyond.

Exhibiting artists are: Rachael Champion, Benjamin Deakin, Simon Lee Dicker, Alexa de Ferranti, Laura Eldret, Paul Finnegan, Louise Hall, Annabel Pettigrew, Paul Vivian and urban design/ ex-artist Jennie Savage.

Woodgreen Village Hall, New Forest, SP6 2AJ
Saturday 12 March 10am – 6pm
Sunday 13 March 10am – 4pm

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.

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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.
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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