Art, Brain and Behaviour (2017) was one of our most popular Free Exchange on Tour events. Our Education Coordinator Emma Davies recounts her memories of the discussion and how she personally identifies with a large part of it.
Living Legacy is a project where artists Lucy Telling and Barney Heywood (Stand + Stare) have produced a portable work of art, designed specially for older people living in the Corby area. This artwork responds to the community by engaging and inspiring elderly individuals, some of whom suffer from social isolation.
Beyond Seven Mountains (2016) was series of installations in the Corby’s Hazel and Thoroughsale woods, including work by three artists: installations by Holly Slingsby, sound art by Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, plus a large sculpture by Kenny Hunter.
We are inviting artists to apply to participate in the WORK programme – an ambitious and innovative two-year practice development programme that will support animation and moving image artists to develop, produce and exhibit films in collaborative contexts.
Nikki Pugh’s 2012 Traces; Walking and Drawing residency with Fermynwoods coincided with the Corby Walking Festival and explored the landscapes of Fermyn Woods, Corby and surrounding area through the lens of locative (GPS) technology.
Interchange (2011) was a fortnight of artistic activity along the Grand Union Canal and River Nene with 3 artists, David Littler, Jo Roberts and Simon Woolham, onboard a narrow boat, engaging with the communities we met along the way.
World renowned automotive engineering company Cosworth joined forces with Fermynwoods to host artist Virginie Litzler. The new art work, Conversations, is the culmination of Virginie’s time at Cosworth, after spending 5 days with the business talking to and working alongside their staff.
To celebrate 20 years of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, every Friday throughout the year we will be making a blog post looking back at some of our favourite activity. For our first Fermynwoods Friday, our founder Rosalind Stoddart recalls some of her favourite moments.
Martin Borley from BBC Northampton caught up with two of our Art Work Placement artists. Virginie Litzler, who has been working with Cosworth, and Simon Woolham who has been working with St Andrews Healthcare.
Looking back on our most recent Free Exchange talks, we present the Free Exchange 2017 Compilation of edited highlights. Part of our popular and long running series of free to attend talks in the community, led by artists in conversation with non-arts experts, the 2017 programme covered Astrophysics, The Brain, Football, and Memory.