Fermynwoods: Habitat


East Midlands, UK


June 2013


July 2013


Habitat was a 2013 series of temporary, site-responsive interventions and sculptures made by artists in residence exploring real and imaginary places where people and wildlife co-exist. Researched by independent curator and writer Angela Kingston it was also an opportunity for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art to make themselves at home at Barnwell Country Park.

Sophie Herxheimer was the Artist in Residence during summer 2013. Working with diverse groups and individuals in Northamptonshire, Sophie exchanged ideas about different notions of home, journeys, and how we live, on and off familiar ground. With fairy tale embellishments these stories were brought to life through Sophie’s inky paintbrush, seemingly in real time as she listened to members of the public. Once a story had been shared, participants received Sophie’s illustrated version of events, capturing the essence of the conversation and hinting at much more beyond. These drawings also formed props and furnishings for the Kingfisher Hut, which was inhabited during the exhibition opening weekend.

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