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Site Sculptures

We are lucky to have a number of works and sculptural installations that have emerged from residencies at Wysing and have remained on the site. Scroll across to see some of them.

You are welcome to view the outdoor sculptures around Wysing's site when the gallery is open (daily 12noon-5pm when there is an exhibition on) or during office hours (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm).

Wysing Grange Farmhouse

In 2014 artist Giles Round re-imagined the interior of our farmhouse, Wysing Grange, commissioning new artist designed wallpapers and furnishings, and commissioning and selecting works for the house as part of the exhibition he curated, The Influence of Furniture on Love.

Artists who now have work permanently installed in the house include An Endless Supply, Ruth Beale, Celine Condorelli, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Philomene Pirecki, Laure Prouvost, Giles Round, Cally Spooner, The Grantchester Pottery, Mark Aerial Waller and Neal White.

Download the list of works as a PDF here.

The Grantchester Pottery, 2014

The Grantchester Pottery is a decorative arts company founded at Wysing by artists Phil Root & Giles Round. The interior murals were executed by the company in April 2014 and the studio remains the centre of their production.

David Osbaldeston, Two Way Mirror (after DG) 2013

Produced during Osbaldeston’s residency in 2013 as part of Convention T. Looking like a piece of irreverent graffiti, the work uses the same handwritten words in two different configurations either side of a pain of glass to prompt different states of looking or seeing.

Luke Abbott, Wysing Forest Suite, Parts 1 to 6, 2012

Composed during Abbott’s time as our first ever musician-in-residence in 2012 as part of The Forest residency, the work forms an accompaniment for exploring Wysing's grounds. Headphones and an mp3 player are available from Wysing's Reception to listen to the work as you walk around the site.

Hilary Koob-Sassen, Mannerist Bollards, 2012

Produced during his residency in 2011 as part of the Department of Psychedelic Studies, the wrought steel sculptures stand at endpoints amidst Wysing’s winding concrete. The works also served as a stage for a performance as part of the exhibition The Starry Rubric Set, and as bolt plates capable of supporting a thousand kilos of sculptural elaboration.

Rupert Norfolk, Beach, 2011

Norfolk cast an area of sand directly from the Solway Firth at low tide. Sixteen moulds were made to form a corresponding four-by-four grid pattern. This grid was cast repeatedly into 480 concrete paves that have been embedded in the woodland at Wysing. Norfolk was residence in 2013 as part of Convention T.

Nilsson Pflugfelder, 2012 
(12x12x12X2.50-3.50)

As a response to the site the artists have proposed a large, gleaming outdoor structure to be situated in the grounds of Wysing. This galvanised steel triangle would act as a like a folly with no obvious function and no obvious entrance. (Unrealised project). Nilsson Pflugfelder were in-residence during 2012 as part of The Cosmos.

Bedwyr Williams Beehive Skyscraper 2010

Williams’ sculpture, Beehive Skyscraper, could be one of the tallest beehives in the world. The sculpture is based on the hive design of William Broughton Carr, a design which has sadly fallen out of fashion with beekeepers because of the complexity of its construction and use.

Williams built the sculpture as a live event and in the company of local beekeepers, who were on hand to talk about bee-keeping, sell honey products and serve mead. The event celebrated the end of Wysing's Year of the Improbable