Our exhibition Retromorphosis is touring to CUBE, Manchester
from 17/10/08 to 20/12/08.
For further information on this exhibition please look at Cube’s
website or ours under past exhibitions.
FWCA Working with Schools
In October and November we will be working with 10 Corby schools and a
few others from the area by introducing them to our new venue, its temporary
Richard Woods installation and the Hansel& Gretel audio tour.
Cladding of the cottages with the installation by Richard Woods starts
on Monday 22 September and will be open to the public on 18 October -
Please click here for further
Light Night on Saturday 13 September was a great success.
See image below:
Good News for FWCA
Great news this month! We have been awarded two
substantial grants, one from Arts council and one from Heritage Lottery
Fund to take our work forward.
Hanzel and Gretel audio walk dates announced.
See courses and events page.
Awards For All
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Awards for All,
East Northamptonshire Council and Arts Council funding to deliver our
second Audio walk through the landscape. This project will be aimed at
family taking part in a unique experience around the story of Hanzel and
Gretel. The October event dates will be launched soon!
Cottages up and running
We have started to use the cottages at Sudborough
Green Lodge. We have already had five artist staying in the renovated
cottage since we started to lease the property this month. They have all
been developing their own practice and running children or adult workshops
based on the immediate environment.
We are pleased to announce that James Steventon
has joined the team here as Education Officer from the beginning of this
month. He will be working here three days a week.
Experience our Camera Obscura
There is now a Camera Obscura to visit at Fermynwoods
Contemporary Art by artist Anthony Carr.
Camera Obscura at FWCA
Rescheduled Light Night
Laurenz Theinert’s LIGHT NIGHT on the evening of 29 March had to
be cancelled at the last minute due to very strong winds. We apologies
for the inconvenience caused by this – especially to those we did
not manage to contact before you set out to come to the event.
However we are pleased to announce that Laurenz is keen to try again and
he will come over from Germany on the rescheduled date of 13 September.
Fermynwoods was short listed for an Arts & Business award for our
project Quiet Sound at the end of 2006. This exhibition was sponsored
by Vincent Sykes & Higham and Arts & Business.
Education Officer Post
We are looking for an Education Officer to be responsible
for co-ordinating the education programme of this not-for-profit arts
organisation over a 12-month period starting April/May 2008.
TERMS: A 12-month contract on a self-employment basis estimated at three
days a week. Maximum payment of £15,000.
Although not guaranteed, it is anticipated that the contract will be renewed
thereafter on an annual basis, subject to satisfactory delivery and availability
WHEN: April 2008 – March 2009
FURTHER INFORMATION FROM: Rosalind Stoddart, Artistic Director, Fermynwoods
Contemporary Art, The Water Tower, Brigstock, Kettering, Northamptonshire
NN14 3JA. Tel: 01536 373469 or click
DEADLINE: Applications to be in by 29 February, interviews to be arranged
on Friday 28 March 2008.
We have been granted Charity status from February
Friends of Fermynwoods
Become a Friend of Fermynwoods Contemporary
Art and enjoy benefits such as exhibition previews, 10% discount on workshops,
events and sales of work.
The first Friends event is FREE and opens our 2008 season.
It is on Sunday 2 March.
Artist Talk and launch lunch for Friends of Fermynwoods
12.30 – 2pm
Price: £15 (£5 for talk and £10 for lunch) or free to
Friends of Fermynwoods.
Artist John Harper discusses the research for the project Broken and Breaking
Ground that took place in Fermyn Woods and the resulting exhibition at
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.
A year membership is only £20
Call 01536 373469 for more information.
Gallery 2007 Season Ends
We are now closed for the winter until the end
of February 2008. Our last show was a great success and we were very pleased
it was selected as ‘pick of the week’ in the Guardian guide
5 weeks running.
Over the winter we will be planning for next year. We are really pleased
to announce that we have already been awarded a three year grant from
the Arts Council and grants from RNRP and the Ernest Cook Trust towards
The cottages at Sudborough Green lodge have
started to be done up for the exciting partnership project with the Forestry
Commission. Next year they will be used for residencies by artists and
a specialized education programme.
19 July 2007
The gallery cat ‘Bob’ sadly died this
week. I’m sure many of you will remember him for his engagement
with every thing that went on.
General Manager Position
We are pleased to announce that Paul Denton will
be taking the post of general manager here at the beginning of August.
Paul is an artist and also previously worked in the Marketing Department
at Milton Keynes Gallery.
General Manager Post at FWCA
‘We are pleased to announce that Esmee Fairbairn
Foundation have generously supported us again by funding a year long post
of a General Manager.
For job description please see below:
Click here to download word document
First Event at FWCA
Our first events at Fermyn Woods in collaboration
with the Forestry Commission announced! – WALKS in the Woods! –
see courses section of this website.
Click here for courses section
Pick of the Week!
Our first exhibition this year, Alter, was ‘pick
of the week’ in the Guardian Guide 2 weeks in a row.
International Arts Project
We having started to work with consultant, Lynn
Blackadder, to create a 5 year business plan for the International arts
project at Sudborough Green Lodge cottages, Fermyn Woods. If you would
like to know more about this or would like to take part in the consultation
process, please contact us:
Contact Rosalind Stoddart at
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
Hidden Tracks Audio walk at FWCA
The Hidden Tracks audio walk is available
this year from now until when we close on 28 October. You can either download
the audio from our website or the Hidden Tracks website www.hiddentracks.co.uk
and take yourself for the walk or come here to the gallery and borrow
an MP3 when we are open (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 2-6pm)
or ring to arrange another time and then take yourself for a walk.
We hope to run two events later in the year, where we lead a group of
people and also organize performances and a picnic on route.
I hope you will come and have a go! It was really popular last year.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to make any other enquiries.
Contact Rosalind Stoddart at
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
News: February 9th 2007
Partnership with Forestry Commission
We our very pleased to announce that Fermynwoods Contemporary Art has
joined in partnership with the Forestry Commission to develop a vision
for an International Artist Residency and Education Centre at Fermyn Woods.
This will be a place where art, environment & science can come together
through research and education. This year we will be offering a series
of artist-led school workshops towards the end of this year’s summer
term, an artist-led Treasure Hunt day for the family and an International
Artist residency to an artist from Germany.
For further information, please contact:
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Ltd
The Water Tower
Tel & Fax: 01536 373469
Registered number: 5434735