Thoroughsale Woods
NN17 1QG
Barnwell Country Park
1 August – 31 October 2016


Beyond Seven Mountains built on Sophie Herxheimer’s residency and artist book, The Listening Forest, which combines oral history, poetry and drawing to create a new anthology for Rockingham Forest based on personal experience. The exhibition title originates from the way Central and Eastern European fairy tales and folk stories begin; “A long time ago, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests” and refers to the way contemporary artists continue the tradition of storytellers, reinventing myths and legends, to create new folklore for our time.

“It’s great … what we might see in a park in London.” -Visitor response

“Visited the piece today, it’s brilliant and works really well…” -Online comment

“Art that enhances the area. I was staggered when I went past… my children were delighted.” -Online comment


An A4 map with locations of all three works can be downloaded here.


Exhibition Launch and Event

Community Log Cabin
near Lakeside Cafe
Cottingham Road
NN17 2UN

2-4pm, 31 July


For the exhibition launch, artist Sam Francis Read has led a collaborative “drop-in” event to explore ways in which stories are told collectively by a group of narrators.




  1. Kenny HunterKenny Hunter
    Black Swan
  2. Robin Rimbaud Robin Rimbaud
    Dark As A Raven
  3. Holly Slingsby Holly Slingsby
    Cloud of Witnesses
  4. Sam Francis Read Sam Francis Read
    Citadel of Dwelling

    This exhibition has been delivered with the assistance of Corby Borough Council and Castle Fine Arts Foundry Liverpool.

    Fermynwoods would like to thank Corby Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Arts Council England for their support.

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