3 August – 29 September 2013
Barnwell Country Park


Habitat was a series of artists in residence and temporary, site-responsive interventions and sculptures in Barnwell Country Park. Habitat explored real and imaginary places where people and wildlife co-exist.

Artists invited us to imagine how our perception of the world can be altered through a different understanding of the way animals, birds and insects relate to their natural surroundings.

The exhibition was researched by independent curator and writer Angela Kingston.


Klaus Osterwald   Alastair Mackie  Suky Best

Klaus OsterwaldAlastair MackieSuky Best
Sophie Herxheimer

Sophie Herxheimer
Barnwell Country Park
Barnwell Road

Telephone 01832 273435

Free Admission
Parking – £2.60 (pay and display)


Barnwell Country Park was created from a disused gravel quarry. It is bordered by the River Nene and has 15 hectares of lakes, riverbanks and meadows to explore, with three way-marked waterside trails, two fully accessible bird-hides and a wealth of wildlife.

Barnwell is particularly known for its bat and bird populations; such as Daubentonas Bat, Pipistrelles and Brown Long-Eared Bat, the Waterside Warblers, Kingfishers and Bower Birds.

The diverse water habitats attract a range of wildfowl, including ducks, coots, moorhens and swans, as well as dragonflies, frogs and fish. The Wildlife Garden has a diverse range of habitats, including a pond, bird boxes, herb bed, bog garden and habitat pile.

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