Wysing Arts Centre, located on the edge of the village of Bourn in south Cambridgeshire, has been at the vanguard of providing ways to support artists to make new work and reach new audiences for over twenty five years.
In 1989, Wysing Grange Farm, was purchased with the intention of developing the site into low cost studio space for visual artists. Initially known as Wysing Arts, the organisation was founded by Jenny and Terry Brooks, who are still active members of its Board of Trustees, and the artists Annie and Age Bunnetat. Together, they set about transforming its barns and outbuildings into studios and later organising occasional exhibitions and events, including an annual exhibition of kinetic sculpture in Wysing's grounds. A gallery was converted from an old hay shed and a regular programme of artistic activity began.