Evening and weekend events at Aller Park Studios are open to everyone – the programme includes artist film screenings, talks, workshops and performances. Our PROGRAMME page provides a summary of upcoming and past events.
The project is based in Aller Park, a Grade II listed building on the Dartington Hall Estate, built in 1931. Formerly a school with an international reputation for radical approaches to arts pedagogy, the building was closed in 1987.
For this project, three spaces have been in use as artist studios and events have taken place in one of these – an elegant room with three beautiful crittall windows looking out over the grounds of the estate.
Aller Park is currently undergoing repairs after storms during the 2019/20 winter caused water damage and events are not currently hosted in the building. But the programme continues and for 2020 we’ll be presenting events in spaces across the estate, with the support of Dartington Arts.
The Aller Park Studios programme is produced by a collective of artists who have worked in residence in the West wing of Aller Park. The project was founded in 2019 by Josie Cockram, Hamish Dunbar and Keiko Yamamoto. In 2020, Anna Kushnerova joined the project to further develop the programme with Josie and Keiko.
Josie works with moving image, sound, photographic print and sculpture, Keiko works with music, film and performance, and Anna’s practice includes ceramic sculpture, dance, film and performance. Keiko is co-founder and director of Café OTO in Dalston, London, with her partner Hamish. Josie works as a lecturer on Fine Art BA and MA programmes and as a freelance contemporary art producer. Previously, she worked for CAST in Helston, Cornwall, coordinating 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.
In 2020, the programme is additionally supported by a private philanthropic donation.