Evening and weekend events at Aller Park Studios are open to everyone – the programme in 2019 includes artist film screenings, talks, workshops and performances. Our PROGRAMME page provides a summary of upcoming and past events.
Events take place in a large studio in the Aller Park building – an elegant space with three beautiful crittall windows looking out over the grounds of the Dartington Estate. Aller Park is a Grade II listed building, built in 1931. Formerly a school with an international reputation for radical approaches to arts pedagogy, the building was closed in 1987. Three spaces are now in use as artist studios.
The Aller Park Studios programme is founded and produced by Josie Cockram, Hamish Dunbar and Keiko Yamamoto, who are all working in the Aller Park building.
Josie works with moving image, sound, photographic print and sculpture, Hamish is a painter, and Keiko works with music, film and performance. Hamish and Keiko are founders and directors of Café OTO in Dalston, London. Josie works as a lecturer on Fine Art BA and MA programmes, and for CAST in Helston, Cornwall, where she coordinates events and projects, including Groundwork in 2018.
Aller Park Studios events are supported by an Arts Council England Project Grant – an open access grant for arts, museums and libraries projects, funded by the National Lottery – and by generous support-in-kind from Dartington Arts and the Dartington Hall Trust.