10th September – 18th September, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Drill Hall, Easton Lane, Portland, DT5 1B
A giant inflatable ball becomes the Weather Station, a mobile pavilion for the collection of images, objects and ideas. An artist-led response to the changing relationship we have with landscape and the paradox of being both in and of the natural world. Cumulative rather than collaborative, the structure passes from one artist to the next, gathering traces of its journey through the beautiful and broken landscapes of South West England, before returning to it’s plinth for exhibition.
Weather Station (Part II) exhibition will bring together work by artists Laurie Lax, Laura Hopes, Elaine Fisher, James Hankey, Nicola Kerslake, Phil Smith, Stair/Slide/Space, Jethro Brice, Simon Lee Dicker and Alexander Stevenson (+ special guests Andy Webster & Darren Ray). Project partners include b-side (Dorset), Backlane West (Cornwall), Exeter Phoenix (Devon), Hand in Glove (Bristol), Plymouth Art Centre (Devon), and Hestercombe Gallery (Somerset).
Further details: b-side.org.uk/events/weather-station
The Crucible, taking place as part of the b-side festival, will bring together creative practitioners for a day of art, food and conversation.
Starting with a bus tour of some of the highlights of this years b-side Festival on Portland we will explore the island, meeting some of the participating artists and curators. A packed lunch will be provided during the tour and we will then spend the afternoon at The Drill Hall, the venue for OSR Projects Weather Station exhibition.
The aim of the afternoon session is to provide a forum for creative practitioners at all stages of their careers to share knowledge and experience and learn about each other’s practice and projects. Small group conversations will be guided by a number of experienced practitioners from arts organisations around the South West (and beyond).
For more information: thecruciblebsidefest.eventbrite.co.uk