Od Arts Festival – Still and still moving 2023

Od Arts Festival returned, Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May, and was a packed programme of art and community activity! The festival takes its name from the Od: [Od pronounced Odd] a crooked stream that meanders through the neighbouring villages of East and West Coker, Somerset, UK.

a huge pile of old tyres on a concrete surface on the edge of a field with blue sky

OSR Projects: A weekend at Hotel Palenque

OSR Projects has been invited to take over the Arnolfini theatre space. With Andy Parker, Sam Jukes and Simon Lee Dicker.


This event will bring artists, curators and cultural producers together in rural Somerset to consider how art can open up new encounters with, and ways of thinking about rural places in the context of an ever more interconnected world.

students showing their handmade dog, cake and trainer

Schools Pottery Project

A big well done to the year 5 & 6 pupils from East Coker School that took part in our 4 week pottery course.

Territory – Barreiro, Lisbon

Organised by SLUICE (UK) and PADA (Portugal) and run in conjunction with Lisbon Art Weekend, Territory brought together 32 artist and curator-led projects from 17 countries showing over 80 artists in 17 venues throughout Barreiro, Lisbon.

10 years of OSR Projects 2011-2021

Can you believe we’re 10 years old? Thank you everyone who has helped bring a creative sparkle to this small corner of South Somerset over the past ten years.

Angela holding up a red square of plastic infront of her face

What are you looking at?

An exhibition of new work by artist Angela Charles exploring notions of ‘seeing’ in art from the perspective of a visually impaired painter (with gerbil coloured hair).

four people walking on a grassy path on th eedge of a field

Od Arts Festival – Alone with Everybody 2021

Od Arts Festival is a new contemporary biannual arts festival in rural Somerset. Takes place over May bank holiday weekend.

Seeing I, by artist Mark Farid. Photography by Sophie le Roux

Solitary Encounters Seminar 2020

A day of presentations, conversations and provocations, exploring aloneness through the lens of geography, technology and disability.

a colourful collection of handmade ceramics

Lockdown Pottery

Lockdown Pottery is a creative ceramics collective set up during the 2020 Covid19 pandemic to learn about life through making with clay.

Noticeboard attached to the railings of OSR Projects. Inside the noticeboard is a pink lare poster with sketches and wording your artwork here.

OSR Projects Noticeboard

When we moved into The Old School Room in 2011 it came with a very tired looking Village Noticeboard and we have always planned to replace it. Finally ten years later, here it is.

Weather Station – Kühlhaus Berlin

Part of SLUICE Exchange 2018, a peripatetic biennial expo which brings together 20 visiting galleries and projects from around the globe, this latest edition of the Weather Station focuses on the work of four British artists currently based in the UK, Sweden and USA.

Messages From Friends – Cardiff 2018

Tom Smith’s performance Messages from Friends charts his relationship with TV from the age of 12. Over the course of 35 minutes Tom stitches together personal anecdotes to talk about a wider range of subjects such as nostalgia, stagecraft, and spectatorship.

Od Arts Festival 2018

Od Arts Festival is a new contemporary arts festival in rural Somerset.

Build Your Own Art World Seminar 2018

Build Your Own Art World brought together artists, curators and cultural producers 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?

Ropewalkers 2016

Ropewalkers brings together 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 and social history project.

Weather Station (Part 2)

Weather Station (Part II) project took place during 2016 and brought together work by artists...

‘Droppers’ The Lobster Trap 2016

In 1965 Gene Bernofsky, Jo Ann Bernofsky and Clark Richet graduates of the University of Kansas desired to live and work together free from the hierarchies and restrictions of mainstream life so moved to a plot of land near Trinidad Colorado and built an experimental settlement they named ‘Drop City.’

Invisible Landscapes 2015

A one day Seminar Exploring embedded approaches to place-based contemporary art practice.

Weather Station (Part 1) 2015

The landscape is punctuated by a giant golf ball. Balanced on a platform of scaffold it has the best of views. For years I have passed at speed, attracted to its simplicity of form, an historical vision of a future architecture.

Uneven Territories 2015

Uneven Territories is an exhibition of new and previously unseen paintings and drawings that, alongside key work made since 2006, forms an uncensored view of Michael Calver’s output.

Summer School – Contemporary Art & Design Workshops 2014

This pilot project took place at the OSR Project Space in West Coker (formerly known as the Old School Room) with workshops run by artist Simon Lee Dicker and Graphic Designer Chantelle Henocq.

‘The Golden Space City of God’

The Golden Space City of God by Richard Grayson, the first solo exhibition to be held at the OSR Project Space by a major international artist, is a large-scale video installation with sound featuring a choral work performed by a 26 piece choir.

Palaces & Cabins 2014

Palaces & Cabins is a project instigated by OSR Projects for Salisbury Art Centre (SAC), bringing together a number of artists, curators and cultural producers to work as a collaborative group.

The Lobster Trap 2013

BRG Collective’s occupation of the OSR Project Space explores the hypothetical notion of what it would be like for this geographically dispersed artist group to share a collective studio.

Mediators 2013

Mediators is a video installation by Kyiv based artist collective R.E.P. Group (Revolutionary Experimental Space).

Everything & More 2012

With a sense of detachment from the notion of the artist’s studio as romantic atelier, Everything and More presents a collision of ideas, images, objects, live work and creative detritus left behind by the latest incarnation of the transitional artist group OSR Projects.

Nothing Ever Happens 2012

Nothing Ever Happens looks at landscape and man’s search for meaning in nature; seeking isolation, meditation, solitude and sanctuary in a more natural environment.

Cultivate 2 – A Gift for Somerset 2012

From pin badges or artisan cheese to pandas, gifts often represent something unique and emblematic about their place of origin. 

The Long Lunch 2012

The Old School Room has been a venue for learning, meeting and celebration since its establishment in 1850 and as part of 'Show & Tell'

Under a New Sun 2011

The exhibition’s title Under a New Sun relates to the Anglo-Saxon naming of Somerset – Sumorsaete – as ‘the people of the summer lands’,