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

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Mene Mene Tekel Parsin

  • 21 May — 9 July 2017

Launch event: Saturday 20 May, 6pm-8pm
There will be live performances during the launch event by vocalist Elaine Mitchener, alongside exhibition artists Claire Potter and Gordon Hall who will be performing in the UK for the first time.

Mene Mene Tekel Parsin brings together works by international artists working across a variety of disciplines, who employ words and language to illuminate and obfuscate, fully cogent of the propagandist deployment of slogans and the seductively tall tales of advertising copy.

The artists are Sarah Boulton, Stanley Brouwn, Jesse Darling, Gordon Hall, Evan Ifekoya, Sulaiman Majali, Imran Perretta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Özgür Kar, Claire Potter, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Hannah Weiner and Constantina Zavitsanos.

Mene Mene Tekel Parsin includes work that employs words and language to illuminate and obfuscate, fully cogent of the propagandist deployment of slogans and the seductively tall tales of advertising copy and the exhibition addresses legibility – hailed by internet utopians, mass-marketeers and contemporary designers as a democratising prerogative that has come to function as a form of surveillance both at border controls and in digital capitalism.

For further details, and to book tickets for the launch, please visit the website.

Curated by Jesse Darling and supported through public funding from Arts Council England.

Website

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions/mene_mene_tekel_parsin

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.
Wysing Site

Easter Art Trail

  • 1 April 2017 12-4pm
  • 3 — 7 April 2017
  • 8 April 2017 12-4pm
  • 10 — 13 April 2017
  • 15 April 2017 12-4pm

Families are invited to visit Wysing this Easter to explore our site and outdoor artworks. Collect your free map from reception and follow the trail and clues to answer our Art quiz and collect your Easter prize from cafeabantu@wysing.

Open: Saturday 1 April, 12-4pm
Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April, 10am-4pm
Saturday 8 April, 12-4pm
Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April, 10am-4pm
Saturday 15 April, 12-4pm
(Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/families/free_easter_workshops_at_wysing

Amphis at Wysing Arts Centre

Art- Map Workshop

  • 8 April 2017 12-5pm

Join us for a drop-in artist led workshop, mapping Wysing's site and outdoor sculptures. Help to create a 3D map of the sculptures and site using photography, sculpture and printmaking activities. Free and suitable for all ages. There's no need to book, just come along and get creative!

Help to create a 3D map of the sculptures and site using photography, sculpture and printmaking activities. Free and suitable for all ages. There's no need to book, just come along and get creative!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/families/free_easter_workshops_at_wysing

Ravioli Me Away

Production Workshops with Ravioli Me Away

  • 21 — 23 April 2017

Ravioli Me Away are a music/performance group comprising of artists and musicians Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald.

Ravioli Me Away have been working together since 2013, have released two albums, and performed at various festivals, arts and music venues across the UK and Europe. Following a recent research and development residency at Wysing, Ravioli Me Away are producing their first large-scale immersive performance work – View from Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis which will be premiered at Wysing in 2018 and tour to venues and galleries including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Bluecoat Liverpool and Nottingham Contemporary.

As part of the work, Ravioli Me Away are looking for participants to help them explore the role of the chorus within the theatrical construct, and how it relates to the collective and the individual. This three-day workshop will be a collaborative exploration with open discussions, practical group exercises, simple role play and improvisation including singing, acting and audio recording. The aim of these fun and open workshops is to potentially contribute and generate material for the final production. Please be aware that workshops may be filmed and audio recorded.

Please visit the website for full application details.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free but registration required.

Website

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/events/open_call_for_participation

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

http://www.wysingarts.org

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
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB23 2TX
England

Website

www.wysingartscentre.org

E-mail

info@wysingartscentre.org

Telephone

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.
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