Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
NFASP Member Essex County Council

Welcome to Cuckoo Farm Studios.

Cuckoo Farm Studios formed in 1992, in converted farm buildings on the northern outskirts of the historical town of Colchester. We support emerging talent through our Graduate Award Scheme, and we continue to develop artists through professional development.

For an artist application form, please get in touch.


Featured artist

Originally from N. Ireland but now based in Colchester, Linda Arkley is a practising Fine Art Sculptor, specialising in Light Installation and Photography.   Linda’s practice explores the boundaries between art, science and nature by considering scientific enquiries, not as precise truths but in terms of questions and possibilities. Her pseudo natural worlds, made mostly from discarded plastics collected from the environment and low tech lighting, captures the pioneering spirit of C19th culture when nature represented a physical sanctuary for romantic expression and imaginative invention.     Linda approaches her practice in a hands-on manner by responding to site, materials and light source with acute sensitivity. The low tech equipment and amateur processes are an integral part of her work. Through light and plastic manipulation and acute sensitivity to medium, her work encompasses formal beauty and mental reflection.   Since 2007, Linda has worked on various community and art education projects. She has taken on commissions for schools, museums and galleries, and has exhibited her work nationally.    

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After Dark 2015

An Evening of Moving Image Projections, Light and Sound at Cuckoo Farm Studios

From 8pm until 10pm on the ev...

Open Studios Weekend 12/13 September 2015

Open Studios Weekend 

Artist open there doors to the public over the weekend.



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