Friday 3 May, 7pm

For May, Aller Park Studios welcomes Fran Edgerley, co-founder of Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble.

Founded in 2010, Assemble is an ambitious multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, art and design to create projects in tandem with the people who use and inhabit them. Their architectural spaces and environments promote direct action and embrace a DIY sensibility.

Projects include The Cineroleum, a petrol station on Clerkenwell Road transformed into a cinema in 2010; OTOProjects, a purpose built workshop and performance space for Café OTO in Dalston; Granby Four Streets, an ongoing community-led initiative to rebuild Granby in Liverpool; and Goldsmith’s Centre for Contemporary Art.

Assemble won the Turner Prize in 2015. In 2016, they founded Sugarhouse Studios, a creative workspace in Bermondsey. Sugarhouse Studios is housed in a former school, a building now due to be demolished to make way for a large, developer-led housing scheme. In the interim, Assemble’s aim is to provide space for artists, designers and fabricators around a core of common facilities that enable and support co-working and collaboration.

Fran Edgerley will visit Dartington to talk about Assemble’s projects with different communities and their co-operative working methods.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome, donations on admission support the programme. 

Please do just come along but booking is advisable to guarantee a seat. Reserve a seat on Eventbrite here


Find out more about Assemble and listen to their recent BBC4 series The Sympathy of Things on our LINKS page.

See our upcoming and past events at a glance on our PROGRAMME page.


Aller Park, Park Road, Dartington Hall Estate TQ9 6EL

There is a car park on the West side of the building – turn right off Park Road. Parking is free in all car parks on the estate after 6pm. For more information about visiting the estate, directions and maps, visit the Dartington website here.

Unfortunately, there isn’t currently an accessible wheelchair entrance to the Aller Park building – there are four steps from the car park to the entrance hall.


Image: OTOProjects, courtesy Café OTO and Assemble. Photo: Dawid Laskowski