Aller Park Studios is a new artist-led project on the Dartington Hall Estate in Devon. Evening and weekend events, including artist film screenings, talks, workshops and performances, are open to all. Artists, writers and musicians are invited to visit Aller Park and share their work in a contemporary art programme that engages with the radical, cross-disciplinary traditions of Dartington.

AMI YAMASAKI | LIVE PERFORMANCE

Monday 18 November, 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm Ami Yamasaki sings the sounds of brooks, birds, trees and waterfalls. An experimental vocalist and cross-disciplinary artist from Tokyo, she creates live acoustic performances, installations and films.  Ami’s work explores a fundamental question: ‘How does the world construct itself?’ For her, this question is a love letter […]

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Artist talk with Adam Chodzko and Gretchen Egolf now available on Soundcloud

If you missed October’s talk at the studios with actor Gretchen Egolf and artist Adam Chodzko, you can listen to our recording online: Gretchen and Adam gave a generous talk about their respective experience of performance as part of Embodiment and Performance, a weekend of activities exploring the ideas of Michael Chekhov, the actor, director […]

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Embodiment and Performance | after Michael Chekhov

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 October Embodiment and Performance is a weekend of activity that considers physical performance and the development of character in body and voice. Actor Gretchen Egolf and artist Adam Chodzko visit Aller Park Studios to reflect on their experience of performance and explore the ideas of Michael Chekhov, the actor, director […]

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Gretchen Egolf | Chekhov performance workshop

Saturday 12 October, 10am – 4pm Aller Park Studios welcomes Gretchen Egolf, co-director of the Chekhov Collective UK, to Dartington. As part of a special weekend of events, Gretchen will lead an all-day workshop exploring Michael Chekhov’s embodied performance practice in relation to cross-disciplinary arts practice. Open to everyone – to those with experience of […]

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Artist Talk | Adam Chodzko and Gretchen Egolf

Saturday 12 October, 7pm Aller Park Studios is delighted to welcome artist Adam Chodzko and actor Gretchen Egolf for a conversation about their experience of performance, and their respective approaches to embodiment, characterisation and voice. Ahead of this evening’s talk, Gretchen Egolf will lead an all-day performance workshop where participants will work with visualisations and […]

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Alps | cinema screening | selected and introduced by Gretchen Egolf and Adam Chodzko

Sunday 13 October, 11am For this special Sunday screening, Aller Park Studios partners with the Barn Cinema to present Alps, a film selected and introduced by actor Gretchen Egolf and artist Adam Chodzko. Alps (2011) is an absurdist, darkly funny exploration of mourning and performance by Yorgos Lanthimos, director of Oscar-nominated films Dogtooth (2009), The […]

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OPEN DAY | ARTIST PRESENTATIONS

Saturday 31 August, 10am – 5pm Free admission, everyone welcome, drop-in throughout the day Aller Park Studios was founded earlier this year by three artists – Josie Cockram, Hamish Dunbar and Keiko Yamamoto. Join us for our first open day! We’ll be here all day to talk with visitors, present some of our own work […]

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SUMMER AT THE STUDIOS

Having launched the project with our spring programme, we’re taking a summer break and there are no public events in July. Thank you to everyone who joined us for events in the programme so far, and thank you to our guests: Ellen Mara De Wachter, who introduced a screening of films by Robert Smithson and Nancy […]

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SINI PELKKI | FILM SCREENING AND CONVERSATION

Friday 14 June, from 6.30pm Sini Pelkki is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Her work derives from, and evolves around, photography and the photographic image. Short films on 16mm and digital video find subtle relationships between still and moving images. Aller Park Studios will screen Sheet No4 (2018), an experimental moving image work whose […]

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ASSEMBLE CO-FOUNDER FRAN EDGERLEY IN CONVERSATION

Friday 3 May, 7pm For May, Aller Park Studios welcomes Fran Edgerley, co-founder of Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble. Founded in 2010, Assemble is an ambitious multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, art and design to create projects in tandem with the people who use and inhabit them. Their architectural spaces and environments promote direct action and […]

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FOLLOW US ON SOUNDCLOUD

We’ll publish recordings of performances and talks at Aller Park Studios whenever possible – listen now to O YAMA O’s performance last week! On this site, you can find recordings on our LINKS page, where you’ll also find links to websites, broadcasts and articles relating to the artists, writers and performers who present their work […]

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O YAMA O | LIVE PERFORMANCE

Friday 12 April, 7pm Coming soon – Rie Nakajima and Aller Park Studios co-founder Keiko Yamamoto perform at Aller Park in O YAMA O. O YAMA O explores a domestic and democratic quality of everyday life, born of associations with Japanese folk music and a folding of myth, tradition, and routine; the non-spectacular and the […]

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SPIRAL JETTY SUSHI AND JURASSIC EGGS

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first event at Aller Park! It was great to welcome a full house for a screening of two films by Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt: Spiral Jetty and Mono Lake – served with Keiko’s delicious spiral jetty sushi, jurassic eggs and sake. Huge thanks to Ellen […]

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welcome!

A quick tour of the studios… This is where Keiko is working – we’ll use this space to present artist film screenings, talks and workshops. This space last year housed Sarah Gillespie, Aller Park’s artist-in-residence in 2018. Sarah has promised us that she’ll be back soon. Josie’s studio was an office when the building was […]

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