Ain Bailey: Version Launch
Saturday 10 July, 3–7pm

You are invited to join us for the launch of Version, our first onsite exhibition of 2021, from sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey.

The exhibition launch is open to all, but due to Covid-19 the event is ticketed and booking is essential. 

Book a ticket on Eventbrite here, including options for transport from London and Cambridge.

The exhibition launch runs between 3 to 7pm on Saturday 10 July. Two slots will be available to attend the exhibition opening, allowing for a small crossover period between the two. During this time refreshments and drinks will be available. The event is open to all, but due to Covid-19 the event is ticketed and booking is essential.

Transport options from Cambridge and London are available with ‘pay what you can’ options. We are very pleased to partner with our neighbours Kettle’s Yard to offer those travelling on the London transport a stop at Kettle’s Yard to view the exhibition UNTITLED: Art on the conditions of our time.

Event Timings and Tickets Options 

3-6pm Entry 

- Ticket without transport - free 

- Ticket with Cambridge transport - £8 or pay what you can (depart Cambridge train station at 2.30pm)

4-7pm Entry

- Ticket without transport - free 

SOLD OUT - Ticket with London transport, including stop at Kettle’s Yard - £12 or pay what you can (depart London Kings Cross at 12 midday; arrive Kettle’s Yard 2pm; depart Kettle’s Yard at 3.30pm; arrive Wysing at 4pm; depart Wysing at 7pm and arrive back in London approx. 9pm)

Please note: Wysing is a not-for-profit organisation.

As a registered charity, we are committed to supporting artists and ticket sales help to support our charity mission. We ask you to pay what you can afford and leave it to your discretion. Please keep in mind that there are people who will genuinely need the cheaper tickets and we will have a limited number of those to offer.

Access Information

Sound works in the exhibition are available in experimental textual forms.

Accessible parking and toilets are available.

The outdoor grounds at Wysing are uneven and have varying surface textures, which may cause some difficulty for unaccompanied wheelchair users.

Wheelchair accessible transport - We have a limited capacity to offer wheelchair accessibility for Cambridge transport (London transport is sold out). If you require wheelchair accessible transport, please tick the box on the ticket checkout page and we will be in touch by email to confirm arrangements with you. Free Companion Tickets for transport are available if required. Please let us know by Monday 5 July so we can make arrangements.

If you have other access requirements that you would like to check with us before booking, please get in touch with ceri.littlechild@wysingartscentre.org and we will be happy to help.

Covid Safety

To help keep audiences, artists and staff safe, the reception area for the exhibition launch will be outside and access to the exhibition spaces will be carefully monitored. Transport to the launch arranged by Wysing will be at 50% capacity.

We advise you to dress for spending the day outdoors.

Toilets will be available in Wysing’s buildings and sanitiser points are available around the site.

If the event is cancelled due to Covid, paid transport tickets will be fully refunded.

About the exhibition

Installed in three parts across Wysing’s site, the title pays tribute to the ‘version’ of a vocal reggae track. Throughout the exhibition, Bailey brings together sound and sculpture as means to expand on ideas and techniques of ‘sonic biography’, a generative methodology of sound exploration that the artist has finessed over the years. Presented with the opportunity to occupy several spaces across the site, Bailey has produced a series of works that reflect on the artist’s Jamaican heritage, albeit from the position of someone who has not yet visited the island. The exhibition features collaborations with Elaine Mitchener and Taylor Le Melle and is curated by Hannah Wallis, Wysing’s DASH curator-in-residence.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Ain Bailey’s exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council England, DASH and the Future Curators' Programme, The Henry Moore Foundation and The Elephant Trust.

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With special thanks to Martha Todd from Studio1Ceramics.