The bigger the grid the faster the drawing took to complete. But the resolution was worse, making it harder to identify each other’s pixelated portraits.
Johnny BANG Reilly identified with our students who had been excluded from mainstream education. “I know this energy very well, I was just like it”.
A small orange circle of felt depicting Trump Trout, a character created by Lewis, a CE Academy student. A fish with the face and bouffant of Donald Trump who shouts non-sequiturs.
The Twelfth Player was a 2017 immersive tour of Northampton Town Football Club created by Seven Sisters Group, blending video, live performance and mobile app technology, to take audiences on a journey through Sixfields Stadium.
Fermynwoods Pit Firing workshop was a communal ceramics experience led by Nita Nathwani in 2017. Our current Sudborough Green Lodge Coordinator, Sophie Cullinan recalls the event and how the lineage of wild working activities informed some of our current Outdoor Institute of Art events.
Art, Culture + Democracy was a 2017 Free Exchange discussion that took place in Thrapston, shortly after the 45th US presidential inauguration. This week’s Fermynwoods Friday post sees an American citizen and audience member reflect on the event and on the fragility of democracy.
From Scotland to Corby saw Roddy Buchanan (an artist who examines how sports can express and communicate issues of race, nationality, aspiration, culture and identity) travel to Corby to work with communities in the town, exploring cultural shifts that take place when people relocate.
The young people Fermynwoods works with, who have been excluded from formal education, often have no problem telling you their opinions and deductions. As an artist, these kids also happen to be my favourite source of uncensored art criticism – Jessica Harby
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 identified with a large part of it.
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.