Wysing Arts Centre

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

During Exhibitions - see our website
Cafe open weekly Monday to Saturday

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Andromedan Sad Girl

Andromedan Sad Girl

  • 8 October — 19 November 2017

Andromedan Sad Girl is the first major collaborative exhibition by artists Florence Peake and Tai Shani. Through ambitious new sculptural works and wall paintings, the artists will create an immersive and imaginary site of a lost pre-symbolic civilization.

In creating these new works, Peake and Shani are interested in exploiting the fluidity and speculation of lost civilizations and their mythologies. They will take an archaeological excavation as a point of departure to imagine and represent a non-hierarchal pre-historical civilization.

The installation, which will transform Wysing’s gallery in its entirety, will privilege sensation; sculptures will be formed of voluptuous fabrics and will incorporate flocking techniques to create soft and sensuous objects. Using multilayered elements, including sound, the exhibition will transport the visitor to an entirely coherent alternative reality.



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Art materials

Making Under the Influence of Food

  • 28 September 2017 10am-12pm
  • 5 October 2017 10am-12pm
  • 12 October 2017 10am-12pm
  • 19 October 2017 10am-12pm

Art course led by artist Caroline Wendling
Thursdays on 21 & 28 Sep, 5, 12 & 19 Oct, 10am–12noon

£75 for 5 sessions or £17 per session
£60 for 5 sessions or £14 per session for students, retired, unwaged

The course is aimed at people with no artistic experience who would like to try different kinds of techniques and methods within a supportive group and who would enjoy the opportunity to draw and make using everyday materials.

The two-hour sessions will take food and art as a starting point, beginning in Wysing’s onsite café, Café Abantu, with fun and practical exercises. All sessions will end with a sharing and discussion of newly created artworks back in the café.

Session 1 (21 Sep)
Exploring how food can be used as a material and applied to paper as an "ink" to produce unexpected effects.

Session 2 (28 Sep)
Learn how to draw with natural materials and through sketching explore ways to connect the various building and site sculptures around the grounds of Wysing.

Session 3 (5 Oct)
Make your own drawing tools and explore their possibilities and new ways of creating marks.

Session 4 (12 Oct)
Have fun devising playing games together and over a cup of tea and cake draw the disappearance of your cake.

Session 5 (19 Oct)
Come in to make cakes with art materials and design your own unrealised dreams.

Materials will be provided. Food is available to purchase from the café. To book your place please visit Wysing's website.


£75 for 5 sessions or £17 per session
£60 for 5 sessions or £14 per session for students, retired, unwaged



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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
CB23 2TX






01954 718 881

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