Join us for a special in-conversation event with artist Delaine Le Bas, and curator Stephen Ellcock.   

To register for this free event on Eventbrite, please click here. Tickets include the option of transport from Cambridge, available as an £8 standard price or as pay-what-you-can.  

Throughout February and March, Delaine Le Bas has been in residence at Wysing Arts Centre creating a new body of work. You are invited to join us for a studio tour, led by the artist, which offers visitors a unique opportunity to step into a highly personal, large-scale installation assembled from a mix of diary entries, literary practice, and performance painting. By sharing time in the studio, Le Bas welcomes visitors to become part of her work, collectively questioning how you can make art in times of chaos and examining our past, present, and future through her unique blend of texts, signs, and symbols. 

The tour will be followed by an in-conversation event with acclaimed writer and curator Stephen Ellcock, a renowned image-collector. Stephen Ellcock has been working closely with Delaine Le Bas, and this event will explore their shared research interests and inspirations - from mythology and symbolism to landscape and artistic rebellion. Following this there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.   

Event Timings  

13.45- Arrivals at Wysing, open studio with Delaine Le Bas, time for the public to explore Wysing’s grounds  
2.30- In-conversation with Delaine Le Bas and Stephen Ellcock   
4.00 - Drinks in reception of Wysing Art Centre 
4.30 - Event ends  

Access Information  

The in-conversation will be recorded, this will be captioned and will be available to watch on Wysing Broadcasting at a later date. Please note it will not be livestreamed. Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in this event, by emailing Ruth Dorber on ruth.dorber@wysingartscentre.org.  

The venue for the open studio and in-conversation will be wheelchair accessible.  

A calm decompression space is available onsite.  

Accessible parking and toilets are available.  

Free Companion Tickets are available for anyone who needs them.  


Delaine Le Bas is a cross disciplinary artist creating installations, performances, photography and films. She is one of sixteen artists who are part of Paradise Lost, The First Roma Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2007. Her work explores themes of identity, gender and belonging.   

Her works are included in Venice Biennale 2007, Prague Biennale 2005 & 2007, Gwangju Biennale 2012, Zacheta National Gallery Of Art 2013, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Art Museum 2014, The Third Edition Of The Project Biennial Of Contemporary Art D-O Ark Underground Bosnia and Herzegovinia 2015, Off Biennale Budapest 2015, Goteborg International Biennial For Contemporary Art Extended.  

For more information on Delaine Le Bas residency with Wysing, please click here.   

Stephen Ellcock is a London-based online collector and curator of images, author, researcher and former musician and bookseller. He is creating an ever-expanding, virtual museum on Facebook and Instagram – the ultimate cabinet of curiosities – which so far has attracted more than 600k followers and increasing media attention, not all of which is unwelcome.   

He is the author of All Good Things (September Publishing, 2019), The Book of Change (September Publishing / Princeton Architectural Press, 2021), Jeux de mains, with Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi (Chose Commune, 2021), England On Fire, with Mat Osman (Watkins 2022), The Cosmic Dance (Thames & Hudson 2022).    

His next book, Underworlds will be published worldwide by Thames & Hudson in October 2023.   

Image Credits: Self portrait by Dr. S. D. Jouhar, Self Shadowgram, 1958 
Delaine Le Bas in their studio, Wysing Arts Centre, 2023 

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The New Hall Art Collection have launched Radium Dreams, a collaboration between award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper. More information here.