Fermynwoods Associate Artist Alumni Sophie Herxheimer has had quite a month, beginning with a stint collecting stories with East Northants Council staff about change as part of our Art Work Placement programme , and ending with her drawings on display at Tate Modern.
Sophie Herxheimer has been talking and drawing with East Northants Council staff about change, to help generate interest in and develop new ways of thinking about what it means to work for the Local Authority.
Mapping Stories of St Andrew’s Healthcare is the result of a collaboration with artist Simon Woolham. Joining forces with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, St Andrew’s hosted Simon as part of Fermynwoods’ inaugural Art Work Placement project.
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.
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.
Our third Art Work Placement sees Virginie Litzler at Cosworth. Cosworth was founded in 1958 with headquarters in Northampton, UK. The iconic and globally-recognised brand and employs staff across Europe and the USA, employing its motorsport-inspired engineering and manufacturing capabilities to improve vehicle and driver performance. The group supplies electronics and powertrain products and engineering[…]
Art Work Placement is our pioneering initiative in collaboration with a group of key businesses in the Northamptonshire. For the first time, 5 professional artists will be placed in 5 of the county’s key businesses to help employees develop creative solutions to today’s business challenges. Funded by Arts Council England, Art Work Placement is an[…]
Simon Woolham has began his Art Work Placement with St Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton. St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare for patients with some of the most complex, challenging mental health needs in the UK. Simon Woolham unearths the unpredictable and fragile process of memory through biro drawings, animation, video and text.[…]
Tim Simmons, our first Art Work Placement artist, is working with Simon Dowson at Delta Motorsport. As a high performance engineering company, and producer of advanced electric vehicles based at Silverstone Circuit, Delta Motorsport is concerned with energy efficiency and electrification and how that story is told. Tim is researching high performance technology to explore[…]