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 

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.

Joanna Rajkowska, The Peterborough Child, 2012

Originally commissioned by The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (RSA), Peterbrough City Council, and Arts Council England, The Peterborough Child takes the city of Peterborough as a site of Neolithic burial as the starting point for a highly personal work by Rajkowska.

Folke Kobberling and Martin Kaltwasser Amphis 2008

 In 2008 Wysing Arts Centre invited Berlin-based artists Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser to create an ‘amphitheatre’ using only discarded, found and recycled materials. Working with over 40 volunteers, the artists created this incredible patchwork ‘house’ in less than six weeks.

Ben Wilson Tree Keep, 1993

Carved single-handely over a two-year peiod, Wilson's Tree Keep was made early in Wysing's history, standing tall in, what was then, a bare treeless landscape. The work has naturally degraded over the past years but there are plans to restore it.