Wysing Arts Centre

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Wysing Arts Centre
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Wysing Arts Centre is located in Cambridgeshire
Wysing Arts Centre
Location within Cambridgeshire
Established 1989
Location Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
Coordinates 52°11′24″N 0°03′40″W / 52.19°N 0.061°W / 52.19; -0.061
Director Donna Lynas
Website www.wysingartscentre.org

Wysing Arts Centre is a contemporary arts residency centre and campus for artistic production, experimentation and learning in South Cambridgeshire, England. The centre was established in 1989 and completed a £1.7 million capital development project in 2008.[1] Across the eleven acre site the centre holds ten buildings including twenty-four low cost artists' studios, a live-work space, specialist new media facilities, a large gallery, education facilities and a 17th-century grade II listed farmhouse used as accommodation for residencies and retreats.[2] The main focus of the centre's activities is the international residency programme, but it also hosts temporary exhibitions, retreats, a programme for young artists, semi-permanent sculptural and architectural commissions and works on offsite projects with many other institutions nationally and internationally.[3] It is a registered charity under English law.[4]

In 2010 Wysing was invited to join Plus Tate; one of only two of the twenty organisations in the network whose work is focused on process and production rather than on the presentation of extant works.[5] Alongside Plus Tate, Wysing has a number of partnerships in place with organisations including the Royal College of Art, the Royal Society of Arts, the British Council, the Contemporary Art Society, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge University and the Contemporary Visual Arts Network.[6]


  • Convention T - including artists Anna Barham, James Beckett, Michael Dean, Cécile B Evans, David Osbaldeston, Seb Patane, Charlotte Prodger and Florian Roithmayr
  • The Forest - including artists Jonathan Baldock, Edwin Burdis, Emma Hart and Jess Flood-Paddock, and musician Luke Abbott
  • The Mirror - including artists Ed Atkins, Nicolas Deshayes, Philomene Pirecki and Elizabeth Price
  • The Cosmos - Salvatore Arancio, Flora Parrott, Nilsson Pflugfelder and Staurt Whipps
  • The Department of Overlooked Histories - including artists An Endless Supply, Ruth Beale, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry and Emma Smith
  • The Department of Psychedelic Studies - including artists Mark Essen, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Kate Owens, Damien Roach
  • The Department of Wrong Answers - including artists Rob Filby, Francesco Pedraglio & Laure Prouvost, Giles Round and Cally Spooner
  • The Camp For Improbable Thinking - including artists Asli Cavusoglu, Andy Holden, Fabiano Marques, Julie Myers, Emily Rosamond and Bedwyr Williams
  • Communities under Construction - including artists A Kassen, Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser, N55, Public Works, Townley and Bradby and Helen Stratford


  • Jonathan Baldock - A Strange Cross Between a Butchers Shop and a Nightclub
  • Relatively Absolute - including artists Luke Abbott, Salvatore Arancio, Ed Atkins, Jonathan Baldock, Edwin Burdis, Patrick Coyle, Nicolas Deshayes, Jess Flood-Paddock, Emma Hart, Nilsson Pflugfelder, Flora Parrott, Philomene Pirecki, Elizabeth Price and Stuart Whipps
  • Recollect including artists Better Futures Forever, Jackie Chettur, Phil Coy, Sean Edwards, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Una Knox, Rosie Pedlow & Joe King.
  • The Starry Rubric Set - including artists Marjolijn DijkmAn, Ruth Beale, Nicholas Deshayes, Rob Filby, John Latham, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Kate Owens, Laure Prouvost, Giles Round
  • Slipped - including artists Aaron Angell, Caroline Achaintre, Lucy Conochie, Coco Crampton, Mark Essen, The Grantchester Pottery, Lawrence Leaman, Giles Round, Phil Root and Jesse Wine.


Wysing Arts Centre is one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations. Additional financial support for the programme comes from trusts and foundations including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation, The Leverhulme Foundation and The Ernest Cooke Trust.

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  1. ^ "arts council england". artscouncil.org.uk. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ "wysing arts centre". wysingartscentre.org. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ "wysing arts centre". wysingartscentre.org. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  4. ^ Charity Commission. WYSING ARTS CHARITY, registered charity no. 1039555. 
  5. ^ "tate". tate.org.uk. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  6. ^ "wysing arts centre". wysingartscentre.org. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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