First Friday

First Fridays happen (surprise!) on the first Friday of every month, except January. First Fridays is a gathering place for artists or anyone interested in the arts, an opportunity to share food and talk. Each month, after lunch, there is an informal presentation of work in progress by one or two artists who may be local or from far away.

You can check out details of who will be speaking below, or through the events listing on Facebook.

You don’t need to let us know if you’re coming –  just bring some food to share. Only bring enough for a few people, otherwise we have far too much!

These events are held at Dartington Hall, but the precise venue may vary, so do check the calendar before coming.  All are welcome (any age). Most venues are wheelchair/buggy accessible.

Get directions to Dartington Hall. Most months we’ll meet in the Garden Room at Dartington Space, which is relatively easy to find. Park in the main car park at Dartington then walk DOWN the hill until you see the large blue SPACE sign. Walk down towards the buildings until you reach the end. We are upstairs.

Sometimes (check on Facebook) we hold First Friday in Studio 30, which is opposite the old Aller Park School building. To find it, from the main car park, look up the hill and take the first right (this is Park Road). Follow until the road forks, and bear right. Walk down towards the end. You’ll see the car park (which is likely full) and the old Aller Park building. Opposite this is the Hex/Gym and Studio 30 is the first door in the left as you go in.

Lost? ring us on 07968 208583

First Friday, May 5

In this month's First Friday, sound artists Tony Whitehead and Sarah Grey will be talking about their work in the landscape. Tony will be speaking, amongst other things, about his 'Other Voices' project, which has been as series of walks at varying times of day and...

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First Friday, April 7 2017

First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays is entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. Our guest this month is Ben Altman. Ben Atlman is an English artist...

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First Friday, February 3, 2017

First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays is entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. Our guest artists this month are Rob and Harriet Fraser...

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First Friday December 2, 2016

Oliver Raymond-Barker was one of the UK artists selected to represent the UK at this year's South Korean Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 'Breathing Art'. UK participation in this event is curated by the Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World. Oliver will...

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First Friday, November 4

First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays is entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. Our guest artist this month is Mat Osmond, writer and illustrator. n his...

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First Friday, October 7

First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays is entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. Guest artists this month are Susan Deakin and Kari Furre. The event...

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First Friday Sept 2nd

First Friday, September 2 On September 2, it's a First Friday and we'll be in the Garden Room area at Dartington Space (TQ9 6EL) (down the hill from the main car parks - big blue sign at end of drive) which will give you a good opportunity to browse the exhibition by...

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First Friday, Sept 2

First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays are entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. This month, we welcome video artist Rachael Allain, and possibly some...

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June First Friday

First Fridays are informal opportunities to share food and talk to friends and strangers. You can find generic information here. They are usually followed immediately by an artist talk. In June, the artists talking are you. We're inviting you to talk about some work...

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Polly Morgan, May 6

After the First Friday lunch on May 6, artist Polly Morgan will talk about her extraordinary contemporary taxidermy: stunning sculptural objects that revere and seem sometimes fearful of the animals and birds whose bodies she uses in her work. BOOK HERE (free) Polly...

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First Friday April 1

No, it's not an April fool...just an update to remind you of where to find us for First Friday tomorrow - the first first friday (well, the first First Friday II, for those if you who remember the original...). You will find us in the Elmhirst Centre Library, which is...

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First Fridays launch: reminder

A brief reminder that our first informal networking lunch takes place next week, on April 1st. First Fridays are informal bring-food-or-drink-to-share networking lunches, usually on the first Friday of each month, and often followed by an artist talk. From May...

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First Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017, 1:00pm - May 5, 2017, 4:00pm

Dartington Hall - STUDIO 30 (opposite Aller Park)

First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays is entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. Ou...

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