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

Linda Arkley

Originally from N. Ireland but now based in Colchester, Linda Arkley is a Sculptor, specialising in Light Installation, Photography and Moving Image.   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 fragile worlds, made mostly from discarded plastics collected from the environment and low tech lighting, captures the pioneering spirit of 19th century scientific exploration and imaginative invention, that lay the foundation for what we know today.     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, she creates multidimensional works that evoke a sense of wonder.    Since 2007, Linda has worked on various community and art education projects. She has taken on commissions for galleries, museums and schools, and has exhibited her work nationally.

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2017 Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk Reading Contemporary Art Fair Seen in Wivenhoe, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex 2016 Watercolour Now, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex Artist of the Month, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex CAS at 70. The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex The First Cuckoo of Spring Exhibition, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester, Essex PING, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Mall Galleries, London The Paint Collective Exhibition, Boat House Gallery, Flatford, Suffolk The Sentinel SELECT, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex 2015 Firstsite, Colchester, Essex Harwich Festival of Art Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2014 Eastern Open, King's Lynn Art Centre, King's Lynn, Norfolk Harwich Festival of Arts Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colour Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

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Colchester Art Society Summer Exhibition 2017

15th-29th July

Cuckoo Farm Studios artists are among those exhibiting paintings, prints and sculpture in ...

Debbie Ayles - Glimpses of Architecture

A new exhibition, Glimpses of Architecture, featuring work by Cuckoo Farm associate artist Debbie Ayles.


Ruth Philo - Paint Ground

A new exhibition, Paint Ground, featuring work by Cuckoo Farm tenant Ruth Philo.


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