Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge
01954 718 881
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
The Multiverse Spring Residency Events - A Day of In-Conversations
- 11 April 2015 2-6pm
Saturday, 11 April, 2-6pm
The Multiverse Spring Residency Artists
A day of in-conversations and presentations by residency artists with contributions from invited speakers including Wysing studio artist Florian Roithmayr, Computational Biologist Marco Galardini from the European Bioinformatics Institute at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge and Biologist Dr. Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.
2pm, Welcome, Lotte Juul Petersen, Wysing Curator
2.05-2.40pm, Artists Kit Craig and Florian Roithmayr, both of whom work predominantly in sculpture, will discuss possible ways of comprehending a multiverse, in multiple dimensions
2.40-3.15pm, A presentation by artist Takeshi Shiomitsu
3.15-3.55pm, Computational Biologist Marco Galardini will give a presentation on alternative uses of DNA.
3.55-4.15pm Break with tea and coffee available
4.15-4.50pm, A presentation by artist Joey Holder, developed in response to the research of Marco Galardini and Dr. Katrin Linse
4.50-5.30pm, Dr. Katrin Linse will give a presentation on Antarctic marine and deep-sea biodiversity and hydrothermal vent diversity, looking at how organisms survive in these extreme environments
5.30-6pm, Roundtable discussion
This event is FREE but requires booking as places are limited. To book a place on this or another of The Multiverse Spring Residency Events please visit our EVENTBRITE page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-multiverse-spring-residency-events-2015-tickets-16247329199?aff=eac2
The Multiverse Spring Residency Events - Live Performance: Plastique Fantastique
- 23 April 2015 6-8pm
Thursday 23 April, 6-8pm
Live Performance: Plastique Fantastique
Plastique Fantastique will perform Urb-Fux-Glitter-Addiction, a special one hour performance in two parts with live sound and projected film.
How Urb-FUX-Glitter-Junky (an ALL-STAR) incubates and spreads the Virus-Junk-GLOOP – the gift-habit of Van-Damme-PLASTIC-Man (the ice-cream-maker) and his Running-RAT-Boyz-Cycle – until all (including you) are GLOOP-Blissed-Flatline or system-crashed.
How Urb-FUX-Glitter-Junky FLATLINE-sing-summons a passing comet carrying GOLD-Virus-Junk-GLOOP to Earth (an alien invasion) - flooding the planet with GLOOP-speed-POSITIVITY (the new drug simply called GOLD) – (distribution) controlled by Van-Damme-PLASTIC-Man (his plan all-a-long) – until Urb-Fux-Glitter-Junky reverse-overdoses on a mutant strain (GLOOP-speed-NEGATIVITY) - until all (including you) is backward-noise-melted – until all roads become rivers of gold - until all (including you) is GOLD-GLOOP-BLISS.
Plastique Fantastique is a collaboration between David Burrows, Alex Marzeta, Simon O’Sullivan, Vanessa Page and Harriett Scully, and is a mythopoetic fiction - an investigation of aesthetics, the sacred, popular culture and politics, produced through comics, performances, text, installations, shrines and assemblages.
This event is FREE but requires booking as places are limited. To book a place on one of the events please visit our EVENTBRITE page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-multiverse-spring-residency-events-2015-tickets-16247329199?aff=eac2
The Multiverse Spring Residency Events - Residency Closing Event
- 9 May 2015 2-6pm
Saturday 9 May, 2-6pm
Spring Residency Closing Event
A special day of events that will close the residency, with artists Kit Craig, Joey Holder and Takeshi Shiomitsu alongside Electra’s Irene Revell and writer & curator Chris Fite-Wassilak with in-conversations and works in progress shown. More information to follow.
This event is FREE but requires booking as places are limited. To book a place on this or another of The Multiverse Spring Residency Events, please visit our EVENTBRITE page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-multiverse-spring-residency-events-2015-tickets-16247329199?aff=eac2
The Fifth Artist
- 24 May — 5 July 2015
Join us for our next exhibition The Fifth Artist, featuring new work by Olivier Castel, Jesse Darling, Crabtree & Evans and Alice Theobald who were in-residence together at Wysing in the autumn of 2014, working within the theme of The Future. The exhibition continues until 5 July.
Since the residencies the artists have been developing some of the ideas that started to emerge during their time at Wysing into new works; Alice Theobald’s videos that play with multiple narrative positions and reference points, Crabtree and Evan’s wearable objects and sculptures, Jesse Darling’s re-interpretation of ritual and a new kind of primitivism, and Olivier Castel, who gave the spectral Fifth Artist its name, and whose work will shed light into the gallery space giving substance to a second exhibition of shadows.
The Fifth Artist is the title of this exhibition but the act of naming, giving it material form, also makes it a contributor to the exhibition. The Fifth Artist is the unknown and the unknowable, the shadows without, the oppressiveness of an uncertain future and also perhaps an enquiry into the condition of being human.
With support from Arts Council England and Henry Moore Foundation.
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