Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
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Outside 2013

An opportunity to exhibit in the grounds of Cuckoo Farm Studios during Open Studios.


Cuckoo Farm Studios invite proposals for 'Outside 2013'

7 September - 5 October

Cuckoo farm is an Artist run organisation housing 30 + artists. It is a place which provides Artists with space to develop their work away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, and is often referred to as an 'Oasis.'

The buildings were once part of a large farm and gardens which originally provided food for patients of the neighbouring former Severalls Psychiatric hospital, many of whom also worked on the farm. Land adjoining is still used for arable crops by the tenant farmer, but has reduced in acreage considerably over the past few years due to development and road building.

The A12 speeds past the boundary fence. A park and ride is planned to the other side, effectively surrounding the farm.

To open an ongoing programme, celebrating the site and its current and former use, we would like to invite artists to submit proposals for new or existing work in the grounds of Cuckoo Farm studios, which responds to this theme and unique position.


noun /ōˈāsis/

oases, plural

c. google

1. A fertile spot in a desert where water is found

2. A pleasant or peaceful area or period in the midst of a difficult, troubled, or hectic place or situation

Applications - Please email (stating 'Outside 2013' as subject)

· 4 jpegs of previous work (low to medium res')

· A maximum 500-word proposal stating your approach with images if appropriate.

· 1-2 page C.V

· We regret there is no fee available, but Artists work will be advertised in local and regional press, and on show during Colchester and Tendring Open studios. The show will be documented and showcased on the Cuckoo farm studios website.

Deadline for submissions...18th July 2013