Category: Artist in Residence

Afterlives by
Helen Stratford

Having finished a productive and informative residency at Sudborough Green Lodge, artist Helen Stratford has produced a document “Afterlives” to sum up her time in Fermynwoods and describe her research findings including notes on Ecosophy and Posthuman theory.

Your can read “Afterlives” by clicking here. It includes her account of staying at the lodge which continues to be developed as it is made ready for new purposes later this year.

Helen’s artistic practice is located between live art, visual art, architecture and writing. In analysing the rhythms of daily life she investigates how we can rethink the power of the built environment within social, political, economic and emotional infrastructures.

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Fermynwoods Bulletin: Issue 11

Our Summer 2017 bulletin includes information The Twelfth Player performances at Sixfields Stadium, our Art-Work-Placement programme, Fermynwoods Friends Scheme, a free resource for schools, and more.

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Artist in Residence:
Helen Stratford

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This month Helen Stratford will be artist in residence at Sudborough Green Lodge a.k.a. The Remote Lab. This focused residency is intended to help Helen develop and explore new perspectives on rural and urban environments in relation to her continuing practice.

Helen’s artistic practice is located between live art, visual art, architecture and writing. In analysing the rhythms of daily life she investigates how we can rethink the power of the built environment within social, political, economic and emotional infrastructures.

This residency is intended to give Helen the opportunity to develop an emerging line of inquiry in her practice, experimenting with an approach that facilitates experiences in architecture through creating visual and performative drawings and frameworks where participants’ interactions create and lead the work.

Performative drawing projects by Helen include Standardised Versions (Rubble) a typological artwork made with artist Craig Fisher for Wysing Arts Centre and Primary Nottingham Expanded Studio along with Pitch Marking which explores the method by which two Parish Charge hands set out a rugby pitch in the ‘new village’ of Cambourne in Cambridgeshire. Information on these works and others can be found on Helen’s website.

Image: Standardised Versions, 2016, Helen Stratford and Craig Fisher
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Fermynwoods Bulletin: Issue 10

Our Summer 2016 bulletin features information about Beyond Seven Mountains, an exhibition in Corby’s woodland, drawing on the way Central and Eastern European fairy tales and folk stories begin; “A long time ago, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests”, referring to the way contemporary artists continue the tradition of storytellers, reinventing myths and legends, to create new folklore for our time.

Also featured is I Bring My Body To This Place To Observe The Coming And Going Of Life, Jason Singh’s sound installation which explores themes of home, separation and migration for both people and wildlife.

Plus our Associate Artists programme; Free Exchange On Tour and more…

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Sophie Herxheimer

This Monday at 8.55am, artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer will be interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton‘s Martin Borley, as she returns to Corby to make new work with the people who live there as part of her residency in Rockingham Forest where she assumes the role of a Creative Consultant.

Sophie Herxheimer

Talking, walking and working with dog walkers, anglers, twitchers, volunteers and all who use the enduring areas of the ancient Rockingham Forest in Corby, with the aim to create an exciting publication: a tourist guide with a twist, containing emotional maps and personal stories, alongside the wonderful reality with its trees and pathways.

This is a first step towards all sorts of potential future interventions.

Sophie’s residency is a collaboration between Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Corby’s Woodlands Friends Groups, Corby Community Arts, and Corby Borough Council.

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Fermynwoods Bulletin: Issue 8

The Summer 2013 bulletin features information about Make Believe; Re-Imagining History & Landscape, where invited artists respond to the unique site of Nottingham Castle to intervene through temporary artwork that provokes imagination, adds layers of ambiguity and invites us to bring to bear our own experiences, memories and associations.

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

Plus the Gesture project comes to an end with Quadrature, an exhibition by Artist in Residence, Virginie Litzler; and Touch Stone, a performance by Salamanda Tandem’s team of sighted and visually impaired performers, both taking place at the Cube in Corby.

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Timestreams, tea and cake

Timestreams

Sunday 9 December, 1 – 5pm

 

This Sunday, Active Ingredient present An Extreme Weather Prediction Machine, inflatible sculptures reacting to C02 and decibels, a video performance of C02 on a farm in the Mata Atlantica, children in Brazil and UK sharing ideas about climate change and energy, plus tea and cake.

A collaboration with RCUK’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub, University of Nottingham; Carlo Buontempo, senior climate scientist at the UK MET office; Gabriella Giannachi, Exeter University; and British Brazilian artist Silvia Leal.

For Active Ingredient’s residency with Fermynwoods please click here.

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Fermynwoods Bulletin: Issue 7

 

The Autumn 2012 bulletin features information about Gesture, a 6-month project exploring how relationships and social interactions can be signified, controlled and communicated through the conduit of the hand.

This bulletin also contains information about the latest Crafting the Landscape workshop, Flint Knapping with John Lord.

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Call Out for
Gesture – Artist in Residence

Gesture is an exhibition and series of performances that will take place in Corby, Northamptonshire, from September 2012 to June 2013. Comprising work in a range of media – including live art, video and performance – Gesture will explore ways in which relationships and social interaction can be signified, controlled and communicated through the conduit of the hand.

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We are inviting artists to apply for two Artist in Residence opportunities as part of the project. The artists will be based predominantly at, and engage with visitors to, The Cube in Corby.

Artist in Residence 1

An artist in residence is sought for a period of three months on a part time, two days per week basis. The artist will work with the local community to explore ideas around gesture within the context of their own practice for a period from September to December 2012.

Applications should be submitted by email to: info@fermynwoods.co.uk

Application Deadline: 12 Aug 2012

Applications should include:
1. Outline of proposal
2. Up to six images of work (max 1MB), links to websites or video work online, or send via Drop Box or similar.
3. CV with relevant experience highlighted, in terms of artistic practice and in relation to community engagement.

To download full application brief please click the following links:
Application Brief (as .doc file)
Application Brief (as .pdf file)

Artist in Residence 2
We will also be looking for a shorter Artist in Residence, which will take place early 2013, for a more intense period over several weeks. Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity and we will send you full details nearer the time.

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Butterfly Image

We have had a lot of interest from the press and public alike, in the cover image from our current bulletin. The image of the Purple Emperor Butterfly is by Swedish photographer Pia Öberg.

 

Purple Emperor Butterfly Detail - Pia Oberg

For more of Pia’s photographs, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/hummingbirder

 

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