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

Admission charges


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.
Philae Primary Landing Site

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.



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Gallery Takeover

  • 11 July 2015 2-6pm

Take part in art workshops organised by young people for young people. Try your hand at animation, jewellery making, and graffiti.
You don't need any previous experience in making art, and the workshops are open to everyone aged 15-25. So come along!

Drop in anytime from 2-6pm.

For one day young people will takeover the gallery spaces before Kettle's Yard closes and a major building project begins.

This event is organised by Circuit, the young people's programme at Kettle's Yard and Wysing Arts Centre.

Get in touch at circuit@wysingartscentre.org

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Kettle's Yard
Castle Street





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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

Suitable for

  • 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



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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.