Saturday 4 December, 4–6.30pm  
Performances: 5pm 

You are warmly invited to join us for the closing event of our two autumn exhibitions, and then, a harrowing, from Linda Stupart, Carl Gent and Kelechi Anucha and An echo imprinted, from Wysing studio artist Robert Foster-Jones. 

Book a free ticket on Eventbrite here.

Autumn Exhibitions Closing Event

A creature is...  
...advancing, swallows grit,  
…. …  
...hide nor flesh, goes on feet...  
must each time  

Wysing is excited to present two newly commissioned open air performances by artists Carl Gent and Linda Stupart, on the occasion of the exhibition’s closing weekend. 

Centring on a tractor and harrow, two pieces of agricultural equipment installed on Wysing’s site as part of ‘and then… a harrowing’, Stupart and Gent’s newly commissioned performances will expand on the exhibition’s themes of agitating, excavating and exhuming ghosts, traditions, memories, viruses, melodies and gestures from a land in crisis.

Featuring original writing, music,  DIY props and elaborate costumes, Stupart and Gent’s collaborative performance practice has been termed ‘queer anti-art’ by 2021 Goldsmiths Prize-winning author Isabel Waidner. You can read Waidner’s review of their previous play, ‘All Of Us Girls Have Been Dead For So Long’ at the ICA, London, in 2019, here.

There will be an opportunity to view both exhibitions and light refreshments will be available. Please wear appropriate clothing for spending time outdoors. 

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

Book a free ticket on Eventbrite here, including travel from Cambridge with
pay-what-you-can option. 

Event Timings 

4pm — Arrivals and an opportunity to view both exhibitions 
5pm — Performances outside Amphis 
6.30pm — Event ends 

Please note: Bookings for tickets with transport close at 12 midday on Wednesday 1 December.

- Ticket Without Transport – free (attend the event any time between 4 - 6.30pm) 

- Ticket with Cambridge transport – £8 or pay what you can (depart Cambridge train station at 3.30pm; arrive Wysing 4pm; depart Wysing 6.30pm; arrive back in Cambridge at 7pm) 

We will send a reminder prior to the event with details on travel, Covid safety and what to expect on the day. 

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. 

Ticket Options

To help keep audiences, artists and staff safe, capacity will be limited. 

Transport to the launch arranged by Wysing will be shared and at reduced capacity. 

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. 

Access Information   

The performances will take place outside Amphis, where the grounds are uneven and have varying surface textures, which may cause some difficulty for unaccompanied wheelchair users. 

The exhibition work installed in Amphis is also available to view on a monitor in reception, as Amphis is not wheelchair accessible. 

Accessible parking and toilets are available. 

Covid Safety

Wheelchair accessible transport - We can offer wheelchair accessible transport from Cambridge. If you require wheelchair accessible transport, please tick the box on the Eventbrite 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 Wednesday 1 December at 12 midday 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, Wysing’s Head of Operations, at ceri.littlechild@wysingartscentre.org and we will be happy to help.