All Projects

The Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers

This project brought together students from different subject areas across the creative arts at Weymouth College to make a new collective work exploring the potential of co-working and cross disciplinary practice. Led by Simon Lee Dicker this partnership with Weymouth College and Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum (Dorchester) enabled over 150 students to learn about […]

Memento Mori

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…  Review by Sandra Ratkovic – Originally exhibited as part of OSR Projects Weather Station  (Simon Lee Dicker/Laura Hopes/Alexander Stevenson/Elaine Fisher) at Sluice – Exchange BERLIN 2018 Memento Mori (I) […]

Silent Swim School (sssh)

(To be read aloud) Nestled between the words and actions of the day Silent Swim School makes space for listening and thinking. I was going to say something meaningful that explored the space between things that allow other things to happen but then: An airbus 320 broke the silence Rising to 64db every 7 ½ […]

Passing Place

Passing Place is a collection of work made in response to a series of visits made to the Orkney Islands since September 2015 and exhibited as part of the Odyssean: Topographies exhibition at Hestercombe Gallery in Somerset From November 2017- February 2018. Work includes drawing, sculpture and writing that was made over a period of two years, including a […]

Prospect /// Cotley Tithe Barn – 2017

Drawings made by fire and torch light with bats flying overhead. Tiles and oak box made with manual labour in mind. “I’m prospecting but what is it I’m searching for? Success? Wealth? Meaning? Glistening sheep droppings catch my eye. Is this what I have been looking for? I pick up a handful and put them […]

Weather Station – 2015/16

Weather Station (Part I & II) was initiated by Simon Lee Dicker and produced by OSR Projects during 2015 and 2016. An artist-led response to flooding and extreme weather […]

Red Sky in the Morning – 2015

Exploring ideas of separation and human vulnerability in the shadow of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami this installation was first exhibited in 2015 […]

Ropewalker – 2015

Responding to the architecture and social history of Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker, Simon walked twelve miles up and down the 100-yard long ropewalk […]

Unearthed – 2015

Unearthed (A seed that came back with me from a walk whilst thinking about Dawes’ Twineworks) is one of a series of 7 drawings […]

Prelude (IIIV) – 2014/15

Prelude (vii) – pencil on paper (410 x 310cm)   Prelude (x) – pencil on paper (410 x 310cm) Prelude (Xvii) – pencil on paper (410 x 310cm)   Series of 21 drawings of moss and lichen covered sticks made when I was unsure as to what I should be working on.

New Red Assembly (After Brian Rice) – 2011

Series of seven digital prints placed on a ‘no entry’ sign over a 4 week period. Representations of the sun appropriated from the internet allowing us to view one of […]

Escape from the Blackdown Hills

After finding the centre of Blackdown Hills ANOB (area of outstanding natural beauty), I completed eight ‘escapes’ on foot, […]

Landlines – 2004

Landlines used the invisible geographical lines of the British National Grid, superimposed on to the surface of Gunpowder Park, […]