Fermynwoods Podcast 11 – David Blyth

Episode 11 of the Fermynwoods Podcast is an enhanced discussion between Fermynwoods Director James Steventon and David Blyth.

David Blyth is an artist and Course Leader in Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. His work is informed by the craft skills of taxidermy and draws upon narratives of folklore, shamanism and cultural memory. David’s work will be in included in our upcoming exhibition The Howse Shal Be Preserved at Rockingham Castle starting 11 July 2021.

This episode of the Fermynwoods Podcast is supported by Arts Council England and by a grant from Localgiving and Postcode Places Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

This episode features Mistress Nichols Almand à5, Lachrimae, No.20 for Treble, Tenor & Bass Viols with Great Bass Violone in G by John Dowland, performed by Dr. Phillip W. Serna, and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

You can find the Margaret Elphinstone TED Talk James and David discuss here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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  1. Pheasants from David Blyth’s CE Academy workshop, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 2018
  2. From This Howse Shal be Preserved, David Blyth, 2021
  3. From This Howse Shal be Preserved, David Blyth, 2021
  4. From This Howse Shal be Preserved, David Blyth, 2021
  5. Woodcock head arrows made in Alternative Approaches to Taxidermy workshop, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 2018
  6. Fermynwoods Director James Steventon shooting his woodcock head arrow as part of Alternative Approaches to Taxidermy workshop, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 2018
  7. From This Howse Shal be Preserved, David Blyth, 2021
  8. Woodcock found injured March 2017, David Blyth