Jack Cornell has a multi-disciplinary practice that heavily relies on engagement and collaboration through workshops with galleries and educational institutes. His work crosses numerous subjects of curiosity, but most prevalent in his practice is the investigation into our relationships with technology.
Wysing has a number of studios available at its rural site, including a unique live/work studio, and artists are able to occupy studios for up to five years.
Philip Cornett’s practice embraces mixed media installations that include video, sound, and performance. He is currently collaborating with Paul Kindersley in their LOTUSLAND project, inspired by artist Jack Smith.
Emanuela’s work is currently preoccupied with issues relating to power, inequality and gender inside and outside the art world. Taking inspiration from the everyday and current international affairs she instinctively reacts to communicate how our society imprints on us beliefs that constrain our way of thinking. Through imagery and materials Emanuela investigates and challenges this, by exposing the audience to objects, mixed imagery, text and sound. This homogenous creation simultaneously poses questions surrounding the role and impact art might have in changing ways of understanding.
Robert Foster uses a multi-disciplinary practice to explore the nature of learning and the systems that govern how information is formulated and exchanged. Acting as fragments or clues, his works ruminate on the way in which abstract knowledge is collected, ordered and decoded.
Bettina Furnée’s work is specific to a location, duration or situation, and is often produced as a body of work in different media, relating to one project. She uses language as her primary material, and the content of the work is generated through research, or produced in collaboration with participants.
Alison Gibb is a poet and PhD researcher in poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research project focuses on creative processes, production methods and critical theories shared by visual artists, poets, art-writers and text-based practitioners.
Grounded in process Naomi Harwin’s practice observes the relational qualities of objects and forms in correspondence with space. Considering how we organise information within systems of knowledge, Harwin reflects on how we might comprehend objects through the aid of models and images.
Laura Hindmarsh is visual artist working between Australia and the UK. Her work is process led and often interrogates its own mechanisms of production to the point of exhaustion or collapse.
Florian Roithmayr‘s work involves the presentation of hand-crafted, sculpted and cast homages to the production of objects, ranging from the wall tiles in a German underground station to the cave paintings of prehistoric man.
Emma Smith has a social practice that is both research and production based and responds to site-specific issues. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, including organised events, performance, participation, sound, props and text, she explores relations of people and place. In particular she looks at the ways we are in relation without necessarily being aware that this is the case.
Wilf Speller is a visual artist and filmmaker living and working at Wysing Arts Centre,Cambridgeshire, UK. His work is concerned with the politics and ethics of image culture. Wilf's work examines processes of knowledge transfer and production, often representing the patterns and structures of his own research in the work itself. In this fashion his work often reflects the experience of browsing in which a hyperlink narrative is generated through the seemingly arbitrary montage of different images, ideas and information.
Wilf has exhibited internationally in both galleries and festivals including the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, The Photographer’s Gallery (London), HMKV (Dortmund), Crosstalk Video Art Festival (Budapest) and Cairo Video Festival.
Soheila Sokhanvari is a multi-media artist whose work is rooted in her Iranian heritage as a reflection of her experiences of loss of homeland in her childhood entwined with political events and collective trauma.
I am interested in the intangible knowledge embedded in timeless things (colours, swings, carousels, kites, roses, apples and toadstools). I am not afraid not to know. I acknowledge that I am often a stranger and that things are in a state of constant flux. I collaborate by setting parameters (that can be broken) and trust that if we keep going we will find what we are looking for. I play and am on occasion disobedient. I look, listen, gather and collect. Currently I am working on a moveable museum project called The Saturday Museum; Colour Mining a project collecting spectrum colours and I am planning a trip to Brussels to find Mr Elephant.
Primarily works with drawing - from life, instinct, memory, imagination and from photographs. Constantly switching between abstract and figurative to gain a deeper skill in representing things when making abstract work. Source material includes a collection of images: magazines, second hand photographs/slides, postcards.
Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging through drawing, print and three-dimensional constructions. She attempts to give material form to the complex interconnectedness of our mental landscapes and the actual space we inhabit. Through this exploration she hopes to link memories with future aspirations and, somewhere in between, find 'home'.