Julia Crabtree & William Evans who were previously in residence in 2014 will return to Wysing for a research retreat with, Katrina Black, Jamie Bracken Lobb, Angela Chan, Lilah Fowler, Karen Kramer, Alice Hattrick, Rachel Pimm and Jamie Sutcliffe.

Tracts, a weekend of discussion, presentations, walks and cooking with a mix of artists, writers and researchers, growers, foragers and carers to use this retreat as an informal and open structure to share work and research, exploring kin, environment, ecologies, bodies and care as well as the structure of the retreat; communal cooking and living, as a means of collective learning.

Julia Crabtree & William Evans primarily work as makers exploring materiality and embodiment through sculpture, print and film. Recent commissions include Gullet at Cell Project Space, ‘Crutch’ exhibited as part of Maximum Overdrive at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2017), Gulch, Walter Phillips Gallery, Canada (2016), Antonio Bay, South London Gallery (2014) and Hyper Bole Legion TV, London (2014).

They were recipients of the Nina Stewart Residency award at South London Gallery (2014), The Future Residency, at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (2014) and the Mary Hofsetter Legacy Scholarship for the New Materiality residency at Banff Centre, Canada (2016). They are currently Somerset House Studio Residents and have an upcoming solo show at Fluent, Santandar, Spain.

Their residency has been supported with a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England in partnership with Cell Project Space.