For many of our students who have been excluded from mainstream education the challenge is how to break the cycle rather than the windows.
Double Signature was a 2009 exhibition of work by four artistic partnerships of artists who made the particular choice to work collaboratively: Boyd & Evans, Bryan and Laura Davies, Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen (HeHe), and Susan Bonvin-Andrew Eden.
Stone Clad Cottages was Richard Woods’ candy-coloured faux stone cladding makeover of Sudborough Green Lodge, from October 2008 to January 2009.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot brought to life the history of Lyveden New Bield using a spectacular combination of large scale projections and lighting, alongside an original soundtrack with live performance.
Alex Metcalf’s Tree Listening installation was a sound-based work that was enjoyed by thousands of visitors, as headphones appeared hanging from the silver birch trees at the entrance to Fermyn Woods Country Park, resembling strange, low hanging fruit, in 2009. Alex’s installation has since been recreated in different locations with different trees around the world.
Corby East Midlands International Pool opened in 2009 following a £19 million rebuild, designed by S&P Architects. To celebrate the new Olympic standard 50m pool, Fermynwoods commissioned artist Alex Julyan to design a series of floating structures to be assembled by local school children and floated on the pool during the opening celebrations.
Martin’s practice would see him totally immerse himself in a place, living in one location to fully experience it as an integral part of the natural ecology, not as a human visitor. To make art, as he put it, “in conjunction with nature”.
I Want Nature (2009) was the culmination of a two-year residency with artist Jacques Nimki, which presented a rural wildflower meadow within the urban surroundings of Corby’s shopping centre.