An environment of kindness and understanding has enabled students to develop skills and understanding of both art and life, without fear of failing.
Stone Clad Cottages was Richard Woods’ candy-coloured faux stone cladding makeover of Sudborough Green Lodge, from October 2008 to January 2009.
Drawn to Sculpture was a 2008 exhibition that explored the role of drawing prior to and during the process of making sculpture. Sculptor, and current trustee of Fermynwoods, Graham Keddie reflects on the exhibition and how he relates it to describing the creative process.
Stephen Turner’s Tree Rings (2008) was an exhibition that explored the passage of seasons and the alchemy of the natural world by collecting the marks and deposits made by nature. Julie Steventon reflects on the work and in particular how one piece made a mark on her.
In 2008 we commissioned artist collective Metro-Boulot-Dodo to create a series of Hansel and Gretel themed audio walks from Fermyn Woods Country Park to Sudborough Green Lodge, to see the Richard Woods’ installation Stone Clad Cottages.
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.