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
The Fifth Artist
- 24 May — 5 July 2015 *on now
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.
Transport from Cambridge train station is available to book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fifth-artist-launch-event-tickets-16784321357.
The coach will leave Cambridge station at 5.15pm prompt and will leave Wysing at 8pm to return back to the station. Final details will be sent out to transport ticket holders during the week prior to the event.
Please purchase a 'The Fifth Artist Launch Event & Travel' ticket if you wish to book a place on the transport to and from Wysing. Please note we are unable to provide refunds for travel tickets.
For attendance only, please select a 'The Fifth Artist Launch Event' ticket.
Due to limited capacity booking is essential.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions/the_fifth_artist
With support from Arts Council England and Henry Moore Foundation.
Free Arts Award Support Session
- 13 June 2015 2:30-4:30pm
Join Artist and Arts Award Adviser Jack Cornell to explore our latest exhibition, The Fifth Artist. Work with Jack to make your own creative responses to the artwork – try out green screen technology and create digital doorways to the Multiverse in this exciting artist-led taster workshop.
Together you will create a parallel exhibition space next to the gallery, with multiple exits entrances, doorways and windows and think about who or what the fifth artist is. We will explore spaces through drawing, sculpture and digital projection.
This workshop is suitable for anyone working towards achieving an Arts Award at any level – Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold - and for anyone interested in finding out more about Arts Award.
The session will be supported by Arts Award Adviser Bryony Graham, Wysing Producer of Family, Children and Young People’s Programmes. Refreshments will be provided.
As well as participating in the workshop, young people will be supported in creatively reviewing and discussing the exhibition and be able to have a Q and A session about Wysing’s work, supporting artist’s at every stage of their careers, to gain understanding of the arts industry and arts career paths We also offer Arts Award portfolio reviews – feel free to bring your work with you – we would love to see it.
.You would be welcome to come early, enjoy our grounds and see our outdoor sculptures - feel free to come and picnic before the session.
This is a free drop in session book places HERE (via our event brite)
Wysing Arts Centre is an Arts Award Supporter Centre. We work with children, young people, schools and colleges who are working to achieve the Arts Award. As well as Arts Award Support Sessions we can tailor make specific Arts Award visits and workshops for schools and groups.
For further information please contact Bryony Graham, Producer - Children and Young Peoples Programmes, by email or phone 01954 718881.
Space Time: The Multiverse
- 5 — 6 September 2015 12pm-12am
Space-Time: the Multiverse is Wysing Arts Centre’s sixth annual festival of art and music and is loosely curated around the themes of altered states and multiple identities.
Music ranges from early techno, funk, post-punk, industrial, field recordings and abstract pyschedelia. For the first time the festival’s main stage will be situated in the centre of Wysing’s gallery, allowing for an immersive environment with surrounding video interventions, including by visual artist Jesc Bunyard
- Family friendly
Early Bird Tickets are on sale until 30 June 2015. Ticket prices will increase by £10 each from that date.
Ticket prices inclusive of booking fees:
Early Bird Day Pass £30
Early Bird Day Pass plus Camping per Person £40
Early Bird Day Pass plus Coach Travel from London £50
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