Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre is a unique centre set on the eleven acre site of a former farm, eight miles south-west of Cambridge. It offers a year-round programme of exhibitions and installations as well as affordable studio space for emerging artists, and international artist residencies. It values innovation, experimentation and participation and aims to offer everyone opportunities to engage with and enjoy the best in contemporary visual art.
Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site, Artist studio or collective
During Exhibitions - see our website
Cafe open weekly Monday to Saturday
more of an avalanche
- 11 February — 8 April 2018 *on now
more of an avalanche presents work produced, researched, shared or discussed at Wysing in 2017 when we developed our programme under the theme
Polyphonic (many voices). The exhibition considers what it takes for people in marginalised positions to speak out and the mechanisms that get used to stop them from doing so. Looking back at 2017, the exhibition aims to includes the ephemeral "work" produced at Wysing alongside traditional material forms. Photos, posters,
mixes, furniture and a collection of writing reference the informal discussions, DJ sets, meals, workshops, experiments and events that shaped the year.
The exhibition takes the term "snowflake" as a starting point, a term used pejoratively by the political right to code dissent as whining, vulnerability as over-sensitivity and the right to protest as a willingness to take offence. Across Wysing's gallery and a screening room, works take sensitivity and fragility as a starting point and look for strength in numbers and strength in networks. Intended as an insult, the metaphor of a "snowflake" provides its own key for survival and defence. Bound together and in great enough numbers, snowflakes become something hard, strong and with their own energy.
Success of past art classes at Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre is committed to running high quality professional art classes for adults and children run by practising artists with an emphasis on process and learning and experimentation within the given medium.
Please keep in touch with us as classes and events are run across the year on an ad hoc basis until we reopen in September 2007.
How to obtain
Visit our website for more details or call us on 01954 718881
Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge
01954 718 881