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Studio Artists
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.

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Erica Böhr was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK for the last 14 years. Her work investigates the notions of liminality and hybridity.  Her current body of work focuses on gender liminality (gender which is ‘neither here nor there’).

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Visual artist, curator, lecturer and arts consultant Michael Brennand-Wood is an innovative and inspiring artist working in textiles. A defining characteristic of his work has been a sustained commitment to the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources.

 

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Jackie Chettur works across many disciplines, often starting with an archetypal image, object or film, to explore ideas bound up with memory and cultural recognition. She is interested in creating something sincere and emotionally resonant – even though the artwork might be largely based on the second-hand experience of cultural phenomena.

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Process is central to Elena Cologni's 'research as art practice' approach, and she often collaborates with academics and professionals from other disciplines with open formats. Her mediatised performances and participatory installations point at the unstable nature of perception and memorisation of reality through time.

 

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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.

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Jon Dunning takes photographs and makes books. Engaged with quite diverse subject areas, he originates images in sets and sequences that are usually intended for the page rather than the wall.

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Lawrence Epps creates sculpture to explore the experience of the individual within corporate culture. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jamie Shovlin studied at the Royal College of Art. Solo exhibitions include ‘Various Arrangements’ at Haunch of Venison, London (2012), ‘Thy Will Be Done’ at Tullie House, Carlisle (2011), ‘Hiker Meat’ at MACRO, Rome (2010) and ‘In Search of Perfect Harmony’ at Tate Britain, London (2006).

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Rob Smith's practice takes landscape as a physical site and relays it to a dispersed audience through digital technologies.

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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.

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Located between visual art, architecture, and performance, Helen Stratford's work explores the everyday existences, minor-practices, routines and improvised forms of community that exist around-and-about and in-between planned spaces but which contribute to their production. Stratford explores public space as stages for everyday performances that participate in their construction.

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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.

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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'.

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Lisa Wilkens’ work is based in drawing; the understanding and questioning of images through drawing focusing on photographic imagery. By transcribing photographic images into drawings, she unpacks the actual experience of photography in order to examine how it shapes our understanding of images.

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Caroline Wright makes multi disciplinary work that broadly explores the relationships we each have within the world and with each other, be this through the senses and/or the body as material.

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