Outdoor Sculptures

We are lucky to have a number of outdoor 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)

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Joanna Rajkowska, The Peterborough Child, 2012-onwards

The Peterborough Child has been realised with funding from Arts Council England and the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and with the support of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and Peterborough City Council.

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.

Florian Roithmayr, Arrest, 2013 (Wysing’s Renault Kangoo van)

Arrest was produced during Roithmayr’s Convention T residency in 2013, using a new technique beloved by car-modification communities, known as ‘car wrapping’, to transform Wysing’s otherwise unremarkable Renault Kangoo into a new mobile artwork.

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.

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).

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.

Laure Prouvost and Francesco Pedraglio, The Lot, 2011

Produced during the Department of Wrong Answers residency the two billboards on site arose from the artists’ short story The Lot which humorously depicted a fictitious department’s desperate work environment; an obscure camp dedicated to searching for unrecognisable objects and digging abstract ideas from muddy meadows.

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

David Blandy Crossroads 2009

Shack was created for the film Crossroads which began as an investigation into the mythology surrounding the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. At our 2010 music festival, Be Glad for the Song Has No End, Blandy performed the soundtrack.

Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser Amphis 2008

During their residency in 2008 Köbberling and Kaltwasser built Amphis; a structure that embraces the ideas of many people in one big patchwork ‘house’. Every element was built by the artists alongside a community of 40 volunteers using recycled materials donated to the project.