17 November – 20 December
A series of events accompanies the exhibition, X-Operative, including performances, readings, publishing events and artists' in-conversations
Saturday 14 December, 3-5pm
To bring to a conclusion the current exhibition, X-Operative, X Marks the Bökship has programmed a special series of publication launches, readings and performances that each take an influential original text and recaptures or re-interprets it in a diverse selection of ways.
Saturday 30 November, 1-5pm
Join us for an afternoon of discussion on publishing and a think-tank on alternative models of distribution, with Bökship Founder Eleanor Vonne Browne, Adam Burton and publishers and distributors working with independent bookshops.
Saturday 9 November, 2-6pm
James Beckett, Cécile B. Evans, Michael Dean, Rupert Norfolk and Seb Patane will bring their autumn residencies to a conclusion with presentations of new work and work in progress developed at Wysing. The event will also include a presentation by maverick scientist and theorist Aubrey de Grey.
Join us for an insight into the development of recent artist-in residence Cally Spooner's most ambitious live project to date - a peripatetic musical premiering at Performa ’13, New York and Tate Modern, London. For two days she will be hosting open rehearsals in Wysing's gallery.
28 September - 9 November
A public programme of talks and events to accompany our Convention T autumn residencies with artists James Beckett, Cécile B. Evans, Michael Dean, Seb Patane and maker-in-residence Rupert Norfolk.
Saturday & Sunday, 6 & 7 July, 12-6pm
Wysing’s Annual Open Weekend returns with open studios, a gallery exhibition and durational performance event, special guest speakers from our neighbouring villages and hands-on workshops for families. All free!
6 June, 9.30am – 6pm
Can chance, serendipity and random acts open up new and unexpected outcomes? This workshop will hear from experts who are investigating the role of serendipity in early stage ideas development and research, alongside hands-on activity.
Sunday 5 May, 2 - 4pm
An alternative round-table discussion conceived with current artists-in-residence Anna Barham, David Osbaldeston, Charlotte Prodger and Florian Roithmayr. During the course of their residencies, which have run from 11 March - 6 May, the artists have collected a hugely diverse range of research material in the form of text, video, image and sound which, alongside examples of their work in progress, will be recited, played and discussed by them on the day.
25 April, 9.30am-6pm
Insularity and solo working can be a scourge of innovation and a creative block. Sharing knowledge and collective thinking can create new perspectives on product development or problem resolution. Bring your problems to the group and we will find a resolution together.
Saturday 6 April. Live performance 8pm, £5. Music Masterclass 4-6pm, free.
Cinema Soloriens is a live performance event featuring guitar legend Daevid Allen of Gong and Soft Machine, and avant-garde jazz pioneer Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra. As part of the event the ensemble will prove a free Masterclass to artists and musicians, exploring and sharing the improv techniques honed by these musical legends over many years.
21 March, 9.30am – 6pm
Risk is an over-used word when applied to business development. At its most basic, it implies a straightforward choice been taking and avoiding a risk and that this decision will either be a good or bad one. But what happens when risk and play become entangled; does taking a risk need to be such an over-laboured decision?
April - May 2013
A public programme of events takes place during the spring, where invited local experts and specialists give presentations at Wysing to offer new ideas around the theme of our new residencies, Convention T, including talks on the 13th century Royston Cave, Roman roads and trade routes around the vicinity of Bourn, the hidden structures of maths and coding, family bread-making workshops, a live music performance using a Nintendo Wiimote and a very special music Masterclass.
Saturday 23 March, 2-8pm
A day event to accompany the exhibition Relatively Absolute with speakers and contributors: James Beckett, Alice Butler, Dr. Anil K Biltoo, Victoria Camblin, Patrick Coyle, Dr Cecile B. Evans, Stewart Home, Frank Key and Elizabeth Price. Alongside contributions by artists in the exhibition, content for the event has been suggested by Wysing’s 2013 artists in residence Anna Barham, James Beckett, Michael Dean, Cécile B Evans, David Osbaldeston, Seb Patane, Charlotte Prodger and Florian Roithmayr.
16 January 2013, 6.30pm
Join us for a special presentation of Edwin Burdis' new work The Fruit Machine (a painting) & The Fruit Machine (an opera) which he has been making in Wysing's gallery during The Forest residency. The work consists of a large scale painting installation and a new opera made in collaboration with artist and poet Heather Phillipson.