The Flatlands 2023 (tyre install at Arnolfini, Bristol), Simon Lee Dicker | Image: courtesy of the artist

Simon Lee Dicker

We're pleased to return from our summer break with our next Mixing It Up feature with artist and OSR Projects co-founder, Simon Lee Dicker. In this episode Simon talks about how you can build your own art world, his recent project Weekend at Hotel Palenque at Arnolfini (Bristol) and balancing his personal art practice with his role in OSR Projects.

Simon Lee Dicker is a UK based artist whose work explores a discordant relationship with landscape, the marks we make on the natural world, and what it means to be a human at the beginning of the Anthropocene. From intimate drawings and transient installations to event based social activities, each work is the start of a conversation, often evoking ritual activity and personal narratives that involve other people in the production and presentation of work.

In 2011 Simon co-founded OSR Projects, an artist-run organisation that connects people through artist-led activity, exploring new ways to see, hear, feel and think. From OSR Projects base in rural Somerset, they produce ambitious, playful and socially-engaged art projects, in the South West and further afield, placing people at the centre of artistic activity through creative partnerships, community collaboration, and diverse modes of engagement.