Category: Sudborough Green Lodge

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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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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WILD PROJECTS #10 COMMUNAL CERAMICS WORKSHOP AND PIT FIRING

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Sudborough Green Lodge
Fermyn Woods
Harley Way (off A6116)
Near Brigstock
Northamptonshire
NN14 3JD

10am-5pm
Saturday 29 April 2017

£30 per head

 

Try new ceramic techniques in a rural setting and meet new artists and makers.

Booking is required to attend this event.
Please click here to visit the Eventbrite page.

 

This is a day-long event which involves digging a small pit for controlled ceramics firing. Blanks will be provided to fire and decorate. You may also bring a small number of your own work to fire and try this method. Led by Nita Nathwani, ceramacist and contemporary artist who has over a decade of experience working with clay, leading demonstrations and workshops.

Because pit-firing is a process that takes time and teamwork to set up, it lends itself perfectly to a community effort. It’s a fun and unusual creative process that most makers don’t get to try. The unique communal effort also brings together like-minded people and provides both a creative and social opportunity.

Materials provided.
Food and refreshments provided.

Contact us to enquire about overnight accommodation.

 

Location

Sudborough Green Lodge is located in the centre of a meadow at the heart of Fermyn Woods, it is accessible from a 2-mile stretch of forest track. The cottage is centrally heated via a log burner, with plenty of wood and kindling available on site.

Getting there

Car: Drive to the A6116 (between Corby and junction 12 of the A14). The turning for Harley Way is next to the entrance to Fermyn Woods Country Park. The entrance to the Lodge is a Forestry Commission gate on Harley Way, opposite and along from Welland Gliding.

Train: The nearest railway station is Corby, to arrange a lift to or from the station please contact Sophie (details below).

Booking Enquiries

Sudborough Green Lodge Coordinator: Sophie Cullinan
Email:
Phone: 07923 441 873

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WILD PROJECTS #9
SOUND TERRITORIES

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Artists from all disciplines are invited to join us for our second, sound themed, one day workshop Wild Projects: Sound Territories event at Sudborough Green Lodge, Fermynwoods, in the heart of Rockingham Forest.

Sunday 16 October 2016
10am-4pm

Sudborough Green Lodge
Fermyn Woods
Off Harley Way
Brigstock
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN14 3JD

 

This will be led by improvisational sound artist David Birchall, drawing upon his performance practice which utilises focussed listening to make gestural drawings that consider how living things, sounds and spaces interact. David will share his methodology, using the classic markers of a remote, countryside environment to create a collective sound map of the area through individual drawing practice.

Places are limited, if you would like to attend please contact sophie@fermynwoods.co.uk or telephone 01832 731257.

Click below to hear Sophie Cullinan and Sound Artist David Birchall speak to BBC Northampton’s John Griff about the event.

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

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Wild Projects #8: SOUND TERRITORIES

Sunday 17th April 2016, 10am – 4pm

Artists are invited to experience a day of collective activites using low-tech listening devices to establish a sonic territory, led by sound artist Shirley Pegna. The day will involve interrogation of the landscape through sound sensitising activites, experimenting with detection equipment such as geophones for subterranean sound, and a sonic tracking game of hide and see.

The day will be based in a remote rural location in East Northamptonshire. For more information about our Wild Projects programme, please follow this link.

Numbers are limited. To reserve a place contact sophie@fermynwoods.co.uk or call 7923441873.

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Lure of the Lost

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We are supporting Deveron Arts’ project Lure of the Lost, a Contemporary Pilgrimage from Huntly in Scotland to Venice, by artist Anthony Schrag.

Anthony will be staying at our Lodge in Fermyn Woods on the evening of 15 July, during his 2,500km journey on foot to the Venice Biennale.

Anthony Schrag is an artist with multiple nationalities. Born in Zimbabwe, he holds also British, Canadian and Swiss passports.

Starting in June, Anthony will travel for 3 and a half months, and over 2500km, on foot to reach his destination. The route will cross Britain and Europe, over the alps to Italy and reach Venice by the 1st of October. Devised from both existing paths, such as the Pennine Way and Via Francigena, and reconstructed routes, Anthony’s journey is one of endurance and reflection.

A pilgrimage often involves a journey to a place of significance, acting as a rite of passage, for spiritual or material rewards. The concept is relevant not only in regards to religion, but in history, anthropology, philosophy and architecture, and has motivated writers and artists for centuries.

Pilgrimages touch on many aspects of human existence through the physical journey to significant destinations, parallel with the spiritual personal journey. Lure of the Lost is a contemporary pilgrimage that aims to explore questions of life and where we fit in the world at a time when many people are on the move in search of a better life, free from persecution and threat.

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WILD NETWORKING
PROCESS: PRODUCE

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art invites expressions of interest from artists of all disciplines for a day of WILD NETWORKING in a uniquely beautiful and remote countryside location in East Northamptonshire, 2 miles from any road or civilisation.

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Help us to celebrate Apple Day by exploring ideas around a theme of Process: Produce, this is an opportunity to make autumnal site responsive work in any way you choose: to harvest Bramleys from the tree, do some wassailing, steal walnuts from a squirrel or watch a rotten apple.

Please send your expression of interest to info@fermynwoods.co.uk
For more details regarding facilities, landscape, and location details please contact Sophie on 01832 733009

Date and time: 10am till 6pm, Sunday 20 October

For information on the site see http://www.fermynwoods.co.uk/sudborough-green-lodge/introduction/

Follow on twitter @fermynwoods #SGL

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WILD NETWORKING: 14th July

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art invites expressions of interest from artists of all disciplines for a day of WILD NETWORKING in a uniquely beautiful and remote countryside location in East Northamptonshire, 2 miles from any road or civilisation.

Exploring ideas around a theme of beauty in the mundane, this is an opportunity to make site responsive work in whatever way you wish:  Whether this be to dig a hole, chase the butterflies, bake a cake, create a sound installation or to cut the grass.

Refreshments provided.

Date and time: 10am – 6pm, Sunday 14 July

Please send your expression of interest to info@fermynwoods.co.uk

For more details regarding facilities, landscape and location details please contact Sophie on 01832 733009.

Follow on twitter @fermynwoods #SGL

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

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