ExLab (Exploratory Laboratory) is a unique project from the visual arts collective Big Picture, having won a major award from Arts Council England to commission a series of new artworks. This involves the collaboration of several artists responding to England’s first natural World Heritage site, a 95 mile section of stunning Dorset and East Devon coastline known as the Jurassic Coast.   ExLab is one of only five Dorset Cultural Olympiad projects to be invited to become part of the London 2012 Festival.

Commissioned Artists for ExLab

Simon Callery – Inland Sealand

Paintings, drawings and photographs in Sherborne.

Partner Organisations: Supported and Co-Commissioned by Sherborne House Arts (SHA).

Commission Managed by Amanda Wallwork and Andrew Stooke.

Mat Chivers: Erosive Rhythm (working title)

Filmic installation in Purbeck and Bournemouth.

Partner Organisations: National Trust.

Commission Managed by Carolyn Black.

Zachary Eastwood-Bloom: Digital Earth

Sculptures, sound installation, images and objects at Durlston Country Park and Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne.

Partner Organisations: Co-Commissioned by Artsreach, Walford Mill Crafts and the Fine Family Foundation.

Commission Managed by Christine Fletcher-Jones and Yvonne Gallimore.

Simon Ryder: The Isle of Pseudomorphs

Multi-media installation including texts, moving image and objects on Portland.

Partner Organisations: Supported and Co-Commissioned by b-side.

Commission Managed by Amanda Wallwork and Sandy Kirkby.

Proboscis: Storyweir

Events, structures, objects and audio-visual works at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock.

Partner Organisations: Co-commissioned by PVA MediaLab and Bridport Arts Centre.Supported by National Trust and Hive Beach Café.

Commission Managed by Polly Gifford and Julie Penfold.