Alexandra Drysdale uses her chosen disciplines of sculpture, installation and performance to explore the relationship between spirit and matter, nature and feelings, artist and audience.
Wysing has a number of studios available at its rural site and artists are able to occupy studios for up to five years.
Artists working from our studios are profiled through a range of different programmes. We also work collaboratively with studio artists on educational and workshop activity. We hold an annual Open Weekend during the summer where visitors can look round studios and meet the artists.
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.
Josepa Munoz’ art practice combines the disciplines of painting, drawing and assemblage with a broad theoretical interest to explore the themes of personal identity and remembrance via Catalan culture.
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.
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.
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'.
Lisa Wilkens’ work is fundamentally based in drawing and the understanding and exploration of images, their reproduction and development through drawing. With a strong interest in the photographic image – as cultural object of representing ‘what is\was’ – she sees her practice as a means for analysis, a method to understand and process images.