Desktop Studio Visit: Belladonna Paloma
Tuesday 5th December, 5pm GMT (online)
Join our latest Desktop Studio Visit with residency artist Belladonna Paloma
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Wysing Arts Centre hosts residencies, commissions and events from our site in Bourn, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Arts Council England supported.
Wysing's office hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Our site is open to visitors for walks and to see the site artworks between office hours.
In 2022, Wysing Arts Centre and St Peter’s School, Huntingdon, began a new partnership which saw artist Rafał Zajko ‘in residence’ across a school year, running workshops with 270 Year 7 students that led to a significant commission based around their desires for the future. The artist was selected by the students in June 2022, and fifteen months on, a new series of sculptures unfolds throughout the school, with a major new artwork situated right at School‘s entrance.
The Golden Crown, 2023
The Golden Crown is a new commission from artist Carol Sorhaindo that explores memory, reflection, time, and fragmentation. During her residency at Wysing Arts Centre in 2022, Sorhanido researched natural dyes, and botanical histories in Cambridgeshire, in particular Cambridge Botanical Gardens and Wimpole Hall, a stately home close to Wysing, where she explored plants with economic and colonial connections. During this time she encountered the pineapple motif, which features in the centre of The Golden Crown. Pineapples in the 18th Century symbolised colonial power, high status and wealth, and were often displayed and grown on estates like Wimpole Hall.
At the heart of this year’s residencies, commissions and youth programming is our thinking about how we can use our resources and unique site as equitably and ethically as possible, opening the organisation to wider audiences and bringing new voices into our programme.