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Build Your Own Art World

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Build Your Own Art World: artists and curators are invited to imagine other ways art can be made and shared.

OSR Projects are excited to announce a one-day seminar ‘Build Your Own Art World’, taking place on Friday 16 March 2018. This event will bring artists, curators and cultural producers together in rural Somerset to consider: What does it mean to be artist-led? Is there an alternative to a global gallery system? How do you build your own art world?

The programme includes an international panel of artists and organisers, representing a range of artist-run projects. Ad de Jong visits from Amsterdam to talk about the formation of iconic artist-run space W139 and Karl England will discuss Sluice, an London artist-run platform which currently comprises a biennial, expo, magazine and gallery. Plymouth collaborative duo LOW PROFILE, Cardiff arts space Spit & Sawdust and Bristol-based writer and singer Phil Owen, will offer interventions and provocations.

Designed for participants who are experienced in or curious about the artist-led as an alternative, the seminar offers opportunities to meet collaborators, break bread and explore collective strategies for building your own art world.

Build Your Own Art World is organised by OSR Projects and supported by Arts Council England.


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About the artists


How to build your own art world is a topic at the heart of Ad de Jong's art and other practices. W139 was founded in 1979, in central Amsterdam by a group of young artists including Ad de Jong, and presented an alternative to the collections and exhibitions on show at the city’s museums and commercial galleries. Over 38 years, W139 evolved from anti-establishment squat into a artist-run platform for contemporary art.

www.addejongart.nl
www.W139.nl


Karl England is an artist, and mostly people ask him if he's made any art recently whilst looking right at it. Mostly this seems like a good state of affairs. Karl's work is about creating platforms which can then be colonised. Karl lives and works in London, and he founded Sluice in 2011, an artist-run platform for artist-run spaces which currently organises a biennial, and expo, a magazine and a gallery.

www.karlengland.com
www.sluice.info


LOW PROFILE is a collaboration between artists Rachel Dobbs (IRL) and Hannah Rose (née Jones) (UK). They have been working in collaboration since 2003 and are based in Plymouth. Their work is informed by (and often made in response to) specific contexts and situations. At its heart, LOW PROFILE’s practice is performative, quietly political and interested in the potential of paying attention as a transformative action.

www.we-are-low-profile.com


Nia Metcalfe and Becca Thomas will join us from Spit & Sawdust, a multi-aspect community space in Cardiff, comprised of an indoor skate park, café, artist studios and creative programme. Opening in April 2014, their ambition was to create a welcoming cultural space that would cater for artists, skaters/riders and people of neighbouring areas. They run as a not-for-profit social enterprise.

www.facebook.com/pg/spitandsawdust


Phil Owen is a writer and singer based in Bristol, interested in voice, place and heritage. With Megan Wakefield he ran Tertulia, a salon event for people working with language, which presented the work of over 50 artists at venues across the southwest. He works part-time as Archive Curator at Arnolfini.


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About the organisers


OSR Projects is an artist-run organisation that connects people through contemporary art, from the OSR Project Space in in rural Somerset and further afield. Public involvement, conversation and the sharing of ideas are part of our natural vocabulary: we place people at the centre of artistic activity through creative partnerships, collaboration, and different forms of participation.

Previous projects include: Weather Station (2015-16), a mobile pavilion and cumulative project for the collection of images, objects and ideas through the beautiful and broken landscapes of South West England; and Ropewalkers (2016), a programme of residencies and new work by artists Jo Ball, Andy Parker and Simon Whetham made in response to the architecture, history and materials of Dawe’s Twineworks Museum, West Coker.

In May 2018, OSR Projects will produce the inaugural Od Art Festival, a new festival of contemporary art that supports the production and presentation of art across the neighbouring villages of East Coker and West Coker.

http://odartsfestival.co.uk


Supported by Arts Council England







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