Grizedale Arts

Lawson Park

14/12/2009 until 31/12/2014

Lawson Park is an historic former hill farm, now the base for the Grizedale Arts programme of residencies and projects. The farm and grounds (25 acres) reflect the ethos of the organisation and act as a testing ground, ideas development and working space for many of its projects. The ambition for the site is to create a collision of arts, community, political and economic thinking and practice.

There are four live / work rooms, communal space for eating and relaxing, a library and a warden's cottage. Residents and staff are expected to work on the farmland or gardens regularly, and the building is used periodically for small conferences and events. The site has its own webcam here.
The building also houses a growing collection of notable British design and craft objects, the Lawson Park Collection, in use daily by staff and residents.

There is a growing number of artist's commissions within the house and on the land, including:

Though the site is not open to the general public, we invite interested people to contact Grizedale Arts to arrange a visit.

(Right: Poster shot at Lawson Park by Yes / Donald Milne for

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Bee-keeping advisor
Dry stone waller