Category: Exhibitions


Fermynwoods is seeking proposals from artists for new or past artworks to be presented online from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017 and inspired by the way in which coded transference of data can bring about social or political change. This exhibition is part of a series of online-based commissions, the most recent of which, Too Long For iTunes can be viewed here.

Applications should be emailed to

Application deadline:
Sunday 23 October 2016

To download full application brief please click here.

Please send the following:

– A Proposal, including the concept, an explanation of any responsive or interactive components and a schedule

– Examples of previous work either in links or as email attachments

– A CV, with full contact details

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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…

Click on the image to read it in fullscreen mode.

You can also read all of our previous bulletins here or on Issuu here

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Coming Soon…

Too Long for iTunes, the sixth iteration of our annual Open Online exhibition, launches on 1 January 2016.

Challenging the limits of online presentation and exploring offline digital culture, the exhibition will feature work by Pete Ashton, Marc Atkinson, Emma Jarvis, and Sam Mattacott, with a text by Christine Lucy Latimer.

The video below is a sneak peak of Pete Ashton’s new work, The Droids.

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Exhibition Brief

Open Online 6


“Too Long for iTunes”

1 January 2016 – 31 Dec 2016


Challenging the limits of online presentation and exploring offline digital culture


Artists are invited to propose works on this theme for our sixth annual curated open online exhibition.

(Please visit for the fifth and current iteration).

Total fee of £1,400 to be divided between 1 and 7 successful artists.

* 16 October 2015 – Deadline for submitting proposal or information about a finished work

* 17 October 2015 – Selection of work (by Fermynwoods staff and curator Antonio Roberts)

* 30 October 2015 – Selected artists informed

* 27 November 2015 – Deadline for artwork to be sent to Fermynwoods

* 1 January 2016 – Launch

For submissions, questions about the brief or technical aspects please contact:

Click here to download full brief.

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Changing Tracks

Fermynwoods is supporting North­amptonshire County Council to deliver Changing Tracks, a contemporary visual and digital art project consisting of nine new temporary outdoor artworks by three inter­national artists in Northamptonshire, Mayo and Catalonia.

The artworks have been installed in response to the following locations:

Rushden Transport Museum and the former Goods Shed;
Stanwick Lakes;
Summer Leys Nature Reserve;
Irchester Country Park;
and via QR codes along the greenway between Ditchford and Thrapston.


For further information please visit

Changing Tracks is a partnership project between Northamptonshire County Council, Mayo County Council and Consortium Transversal, Cultural Activities Network from Catalonia and delivered through the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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Open Online Four



Fermynwoods Contemporary Art are pleased to announce our fourth online open exhibition, presenting a new online artwork by Seven Art Writers that reinterprets dawn every day for a year.

Launching on 15 November 2013 at, the work reinterprets the dawn chorus, every day for a year. Each morning #dawnchorus365 will perform a ‘chorus’ of tweets during the dawn hours. The tweets combine with a visual representation of the changing light conditions and the locations of the SAW artists.

#dawnchorus365 reinterprets birdsong at dawn, which is thought to be for defence of territory, redrawing boundaries after the cold night when many birds perish. The work is an artistic intervention into Twitter and its relationship to public space, geography and identity.

The artwork will perform the tweets to fit the precise timings of dawn on each day of the year. On 15 November 2013 the work will begin with first light at 5.25am and conclude with sunrise at 7.25am; on 15 May 2014 it will play from 1.54am to 5.09am.

You are invited to join #dawnchorus365, by adding your tweets to a mass dawn chorus that accumulates throughout the year. You can participate by tweeting to #dawnchorus365 during dawn hours (GMT).

Observe a place you know, out of hours, and craft tweets responding to the sights and sounds of daybreak. Read the performance as it unfolds and play with language, echo and recycle the tweets of others. Your tweets will be collected and added to the next day’s dawn chorus online.

#dawnchorus365 is devised by Natasha Vicars and created by Seven Art Writers collective – Mary Paterson, Tamarin Norwood, Sally Labern, Eddy Dreadnought, Tiffany Charrington, Joanna Brown and Natasha Vicars.

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Make Believe – Essay

Please click above, to read or download an essay on our recent Make Believe exhibition, written by independent curator and writer Angela Kingston.

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Tom Hackett
Make Believe Review

Artist and lecturer Tom Hackett has written a insightful review of Make Believe, on behalf of an.

Make Believe

To read the review please follow this link:

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One Hour;
Transsensorial explorations
of a place in time


6 – 8 September 2013 10am – 4pm
The Water Tower, Brigstock, NN14 3JA
Sudborough Green Lodge, off Harley Way, Brigstock

Curator Graham Keddie has invited selected artists to spend one hour in a specific location and make new work in response to this. Each artist has selected their “one hour” according to the 24-hour clock, so that the hours, minutes and seconds, mirror the date in the format of DD/MM/YY. Places such as home, an independent record store, a lake, a foot tunnel and other internal and external environments have all come under the creative scrutiny of the exhibiting artists.

APT artists: Graham Keddie, Spencer Graham, Susan Bonvin & Andrew Eden, Gary Price-Hunt, Sebastian Blackie, Desmond Brett, Gail Dickerson, Christina ten Bosch, Tom Hackett, James Steventon, Ben Baal-Bowdler, Stephen Elvidge, Jack Eden, Susan Williams, Helen Frankland, Michelle Keegan

Guest artists: Jack Blount, Paulina Glimas, Jill Hedges, Kim Metcalfe, James Mildenhall, Bethany Murray, Sharon Read, Warren Shaw, Flavia Terzain, Helen Turton.

A project curated by Graham Keddie in partnership with Ros Stoddart.

For more information please see the website:

Seminar and Artist Talks

Saturday 7 September
The Water Tower, Brigstock, NN14 3JA

Tickets £20/concessions £10 (light lunch included)

Artists Ben Baal-Bowdler, Desmond Brett, Christina ten Bosch, Tom Hackett, Susan Williams and Graham Keddie will discuss their work.

For further details and to book tickets email Graham Keddie:


Sunday 8 September
The Water Tower, Brigstock, NN14 3JA

Take part in Stephen Elvidge’s One Hour Draw, Ben Baal-Bowdler’s improvised sound work Outside Inside Hour, and James Steventon’s group run The Heart as a Perceptual Organ.

For further details and to book tickets email Graham Keddie:

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We are looking for proposals from artists to create a new interactive work to be presented online from 15 Nov 2013 to 14 Nov 2014, which is inspired by different ways we engage with our own (social/urban/rural) environment.

Echo Location

Applications should be sent to the office address, or emailed to

Application deadline; Friday 6 September (5pm for postal entries)

Please send the following:

– A Proposal, including the concept, the interactive element(s) and a schedule

– A clearly labelled CD/DVD of your previous work, or relevant links

– A CV, with full contact details

To download full application brief please click here.

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