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ROSALIND STODDART BA, PGCE:AD, FRSA

I trained as a visual artist at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts since which I have exhibited both in the UK and internationally.

After Camberwell I worked full time as an artist gaining certain recognition including being selected for one of the 1000 residencies across the country awarded by The Arts Council England in 2000.

Also since late 1998 I began to exhibit other artists’ work in my home. The organisation Fermynwoods Contemporary Art became a formal not-for-profit limited company in 2004, and a Charity in 2008 with myself as Artistic Director. I have a broad interest in the arts focused on the visual arts. At Fermynwoods we were particularly interested in engaging with the environment (both rural and urban) especially with our Forestry Commission partnership, as well as current agendas in our locality. This was achieved through exhibitions, education programmes, residencies and outreach community projects. I resigned from my position at Fermynwoods at the end of 2009.

In 2011 I invited Cabaret Jazz singer Barb Jungr to join me to set up Deep Roots Tall Trees, an arts community charity with a choir at its heart. The choir write their own songs and perform them along-side other songs. Also in 2017 I incorporated a Dancetheatre group into the organisation led by Neil Paris. Under my leadership, DRTT led projects such as a concert at Corby’s Football ground with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, OUR WOODS – a festival of over 40 events celebrating Corby’s wonderful urban woodlands through music, dance, light, the arts, history, woodland management and much more. I resigned in 2018.

I have also been a Trustee of Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust; The Core at Corby Cube; the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust and Fiori Musicali; and a Northamptonshire Ambassador. I am currently a Trustee of Motus Dance.

I am currently a textile artist using my own alpaca fleece as the starting point. Colour is a main feature of my practice and I achieve this increasingly through making my own natural dyes. My work incorporates hand-weaving, felting and stitching, making wall hangings, cushions, scarves and more.

I am also passionate about taking part in dancetheatre, being an audience member at dance, opera and visual arts events; the environment, gardening and looking after all our animals.

EDUCATION

1978 – 79: Byam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing. Foundation Course
1979 – 82: Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting 2:1
1982 – 83: Middlesex Polytechnic. PGCE : Art and Design

ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIPS

1998 – 2010: Curator/Artistic Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2011 – 2018: Joint Artistic Director (With Barb Jungr) of Deep Roots Tall Trees

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AS A TEXTILE ARTIST
November – December 2023: Joined Up – Group exhibition at Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen School of Art, Wales
October – November 2023: WOVEN FROM THE FIELD, an exhibition with Willow Weaver Sue Kirk at RBSA, Birmingham
October – December 2023: JOY, an exhibition at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
September 2023: Northants Open Studios
August/September 2023: Secret Postcard Show, Cupola gallery, Sheffield
August 2023 onwards: Shop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
August 2023: Craft Fair at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
June/August 2023: Shane Waltener’s FLAX EXCHANGE project exhibition at Harwich Arts & Heritage Centre for Harwich Festival
May/June 2023: Making It at LCB, Leicester
2022: Northants Open Studios
2021: Northants Open Studios
2021 – 2023: Shop at RBSA, Birmingham  
SELECTED SOLO ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2005: Derby Museum and Art Gallery Catmose College, Oakham
2005: Lincoln Cathedral
2004: Stamford Art Centre, Stamford
2004: Ekeby Qvarn, Uppsala, Sweden
2003: The Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2003: The Wallner Gallery, Nottingham University
2002: Grafikens Hus, Sweden
2001: Sculpture touring Cathedrals in England
2000: Lyveden New Bield, The National Trust (Arts Council Year of the Artist residency)
1999: The Leonardo Centre, Uppingham School
1998: Zella Gallery, London New Hall, Cambridge
1995: The John Russell Gallery, Ipswich Surrey University, Guildford
1994: Prima Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucestershire
1992: St. Botolph Church, Aldgate, London; Gallery 47, Bloomsbury, London; Radley College, Oxon
1991: The Gallery on the Cam, Cambridge
1990: Ice House, Holland Park, London
1989: Peterborough Cathedral
1988: Guild Gallery, London

SELECTED GROUP ARTIST EXHIBITION

2006: True Colour, with Walter Cherry, David Manley, Sarah Key & John Holden – Salisbury Playhouse gallery
2005: Collaboration with Salamanda Tandem Dance Company, Wirksworth Festival
2005, 2006: Burghley House Sculpture Park, Lincolnshire
2004: Elm Hill Contemporary Art, Norwich, Norfolk
2004: Camden Gallery, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire
2003: Open Exhibition, The Castle, Nottingham
2003: Collaboration with Salamanda Tandem Dance Company Performance in Lincoln Cathedral and Oundle International Festival
2002: HSBC Bank, Main Branch, Northampton OSOP Event
2001: University College Northampton
2001: Cross Culture, Bradford Cathedral
2001, 2002, 2003: Open Places/Open Spaces, Northampton
2000: The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus
2000: ‘Transfiguration’ Roadmender, Northampton
1999: The Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives
1999: Chelmsford Cathedral Festival
1999: The Conservatory Gallery, Cambridge
1999, 2000: Burghley House Sculpture Park, Lincolnshire
1998: Fermyn Woods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire
1998: The Townhouse, Belfast
1997, 98, 99: On Line Gallery, Southampton
1997, 98: Globe Gallery, North Shields Heffers Gallery, Cambridge
1996, 97, 98: Zella Gallery, London
1996, 97, 98: David Holmes Gallery, Peterborough
1995, 96, 97: Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1995, 96, 97: CCA Galleries, Cambridge
1993, 94, 95, 96, 97: The John Russell Gallery, Ipswich
1996: The Living Room, Greenwich, London
1994, 95, 96: Table Studio Group, Leicester City Gallery
1994: John Davies Gallery, Stow on the Wold, Open Print Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy
1993: Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
1988, 91: British Painters, Mall Galleries, London
1989: Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
1988: Knapp Gallery, London
1987: Stamford Art Centre
1988: Northampton Museum
1985: Loseby Gallery, Leciester

AWARDS, COLLECTIONS, COMMISSIONS, PUBLICATIONS
September 2023: Northants Open Studios – PRIZE WINNER 2023
2005: Private Commission, Sweden
2004: Grants for Artists scheme, British Council – for Solo show Ekeby Qvarn, Uppsala, Sweden
2004: ‘I made it’ Arts Council project
2003: Arts Council grant for consultancy post at Fermynwoods
2003: Nordea Bank, Stockholm commission
2003: EMPACT – Cultural Tourism project at Fermynwoods
2003: RALP grant for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2002: Residency at Cill Rialaig, Ireland
2002: Audience Development Grant from EMA for Fermynwoods
2002: Adviser through Arts & Business Arthur Andersen Skills Bank
2002: HSBC Bank Collection 2003 Nordea Bank Stockholm Collection
2002: Ida Darwin Hospital Cambridge Collection
2001, 2002: Print Residency at the Grafikens Hus, Sweden
2001: East Midlands Arts Major Award New Work and Commissions
2000: The Architects’ Journal – Article by Andrew Mead 3 – 10 August
2000: The Year of The Artist Award
1999: East Midlands Arts: New Work and Commissions Grant
1999: Bass Management Centre, Nottingham Trent University Commission
1999: Look East BBC Burghley Sculpture Park
1999: CAS/Midland Band Curatorial Development Grant – to Stuttgart, Germany
1999: Bass Management Centre, Nottingham Trent University Collection
1999: Brixworth Sculpture Park Commission
1999: BBC2 Matter of Fact (28.1.99)
1999: CAS/Midland Band Curatorial Development Programme Scandinavia study tour
1998, 1999: East Midlands Arts, Northamptonshire County Council and Borough Councils Grants for Northamptonshire Open Studios
1998: Buckman D. Art Dictionary Ltd. – The Dictionary of Artists in Britain Since 1945
1998: Director Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
1998: The Women’s Art Collection, New Hall, Cambridge
1998: Peterborough Museum Permanent Collection
1997: Northamptonshire County Council – Visual Arts and Crafts Award
1996: East Midlands Electricity, East Midlands Arts, Arts Marketing Fund and Courtyard grants for The Table Group
1995: Council for the Care of Churches Commission
1994: Artist in Residence, Gallery Avsenik, Slovenia
1993: Curwen Gallery – PMC John Purcell Award Church Times Article
1992: Bedford County Council Public Collection
1988: Portrait Award at British Painters ‘88, Mall Galleries
1986, 87, 88: British Telecom Commissions
TEACHING POSTS

1983 – 86: Campion School, Bugbrooke Northamptonshire
1986 – 88: Part-time posts at Southend School of Art, Grantham College, Lincoln College and Tresham College, Kettering

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Activities When Rosalind Stoddart Was Director

EXHIBITIONS AT THE GALLERY

Aug – Oct 2009: Natural Responses
May – July 2009: Fascism in Ruins: Dan Dubowitz & Patrick Duerden
Feb – April 2009: Double Signature
Sept – Nov 2008: Stephen Turner
June – Sept 2008: Lebas, Woods, Bancroft
April – June 2008: Drawn to Sculpture
Feb – April 2008: John Harper
Sept – Oct 2007: Pak Keung-Wan
July – Sept 2007: Inside Out: Mixed sculpture show
June – July 2007: Retromorphosis: Mixed exhibition
April – June 2007: Alex Calinescu: New paintings and prints
March – April 2007: James Smith: Alter
Aug – Sept 2006: Quiet Sound: Mixed exhibition
May – July 2006: Peter Randall-Page: Works on paper
March – May 2006: An Archaeology of Everyday Things: Three photographers
Feb – March 2006: Multiple Choice: 8 printmakers
Sept 2005: Frozen; Photos from project at Adrenalin Alley
July – Sept 2005: 6 Times 6: Richard Gibson, Rachel Hazel, Nick Horrigan, Lind Johns, Alyn Mulholland, Michael Shaw.
June – July 2005: Wastelands: Dan Dubowitz (Architecture Week)
April – June 2005: Which Way is Up: Felicity Spear & Sarah Winfrey
Oct – Dec 2004: Sanctuary, Photography and the garden
April – June 2004: PAPER PAPER PAPER
Feb – March 2004: Clare Bryan, Samuel McGeever, Emma Richter & Gill Wilson John Holden & Paul Mason
Sept – Oct 2003: LIGHT: Chris Wood – new work
Feb – March 2003: Hope Sufferance Press
Oct – Nov 2002: Neil Canning & David Holmes
Sept 2002: Rosalind Stoddart
Feb – March 2002: Art for Circulation Places: Susan Bonvin & Andrew Eden
Oct – Nov 2001: Sax Impey, Richard Nott & Ged Quinn
March – April 2001: Prints from the Curwen Studio
Oct – Nov 2000: Sandra Blow
Feb – March 2000: Colour and Order: Susan Bonvin, Wolfram Ullrich, Thomas Ruppel, Mikael Fagerlund
Dec 1999: Mixed Exhibition
June – July 1999: Birgit Skiöld and her circle
Feb – March 1999: Mixed Exhibition
Oct 1998: Mixed Exhibition

RESIDENCES AT SUDBOROUGH GREEN LODGE

Vidha Saumya
Jacques Nimki
Claudia Fährenkemper
Alex Metcalf
Martin Prothero
Laurenz Theinert

EXHIBITIONS ELSEWHERE ORGANISED BY FERMYNWOODS

2010: Andrew Stonyer, Fermyn Woods Country Park
2009: Jacques Nimki, I want Nature, Corby town centre shop
2009: Alex Metcalf, Tree Listening, Fermyn Woods Country Park
2008: Richard Woods, Stone Clad Cottages, Sudborough Green Lodge
2007: Project at Adrenaline Alley
June – July 2007: Schools project at Fermyn Woods
Sept 2007: Treasure Hunt at Fermyn Woods
2007: Hidden Tracks
2007: Sculpture Residency in Wellingborough
March – Oct 2006: Hidden Tracks – audio walking project. Fermynwoods to LNB
March – April 2006: Sight & Sound at Adrenaline Alley
May – Sept 2006: Peter Randall-Page at Lyveden New Bield
July – August 2005: Frozen: Photography project at Adrenalin Alley, Corby
May – Sept 2005: Branching Out: Iris Bertz, willow sculptures at Rockingham Castle
Sept 04 – Feb 05: Northamptonshire artists at Vincent Sykes & Higham
Nov 03 – April 04: Eight + One: An exhibition of prints at Vincent Sykes & Higham
Oct – Nov 2003: Birgit Skiöld at New Hall, Cambridge University
Sept – Oct 2003: Chris Wood at Velux, Kettering
July 2003: Light and Space: Ross Martin & Rosalind Stoddart, Yarrow Gallery, Oundle Part of Oundle International Festival
July 2003: Light and Movement: Isabel Jones & Rosalind Stoddart – performance to Sir John Tavener’s Nipson as part of Oundle International Festival