Cuckoo Farm Studios

Cuckoo farm Studios was established in 1992 when a small group of artists moved in and began to turn this derelict farm into a suitable establishment for practicing professional artists to work from. Since then it has grown to house over 30 studios and prides itself on the professionalism of it’s artists and the reputation that they bring to the organisation. One of the many farm buildings was a pig shed until a few years ago when the artists received funding from the Hervey Benham Trust to turn it into a gallery. The Benham Gallery now hosts a full programme of exhibitions and residencies year after year, many of which are open to the public.

Cuckoo Farm StudiosIn the grounds of the farm is an annual contemporary Outside exhibition where artists come out of their studios to produce work specifically for the outside. This usually runs throughout the month of August and is open to the public at weekends. In September the artists open their studio doors to the public at the annual Open Studios weekend. This is an excellent opportunity to meet artists and designer makers in their workplace, see work in action or take the opportunity to purchase or commission work.
Cuckoo Farm Studios engages with local communities through workshops both at the studios and also in schools around Colchester and the wider region. Many artists are commissioned for public art projects where they work with developers, designers and communities regenerating specific areas of our region. There is also a Printworkshop on the site which is fully equipped and the members hold a variety of workshops where people learn many aspects and techniques of printmaking.
Cuckoo Farm Studios is a member of the National Federation of Studio Providers giving them access to a wide network of artist studios, information and procedures.

Boxted Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO4 5HH
Phone: 01787 464280

Category: Artist Studios
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