Callery, Simon. Solo exhibitor, Inland Sealand. Commissioned installation as part of the EXLAB Project. Sherborne House Arts, Sherborne, Dorset. July-September 2012.
The Exploratory Laboratory (EXLAB) project was a competitive open submission commission to research, develop and realise artwork in relation to the Jurassic Coast and the inland geology of Dorset.
Simon Callery collaborated with commission managers Andrew Stooke and Amanda Wallwork of Sherborne House Arts, and geologist Sam Scriven of the Jurassic Coast Team. Callery's commission (£10,000) was entitled 'Inland Sealand' and focussed on drawing attention to geology inland, away from the popular Jurassic Coast, through a public exhibition.
The selected artists were managed by a collaboration of seven visual arts organisations working in Dorset: Artsreach; b-side; Bridport Art Centre; Dorset Visual Arts; Walford Mill Crafts; Sherborne House Arts; and PVA Medialab. The appointed artists worked with earth scientists from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Team and Universities of Southampton, Bournemouth and Exeter. This project was part of Maritime Mix – London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea. The commissioned artists were: Simon Callery; Simon Ryder; Proboscis; Zachery Eastwood Bloom; and Mat Chivers.
Co-commissioned by Sherborne House Arts (SHA)
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