Running in tandem, two new exhibitions at Wysing Arts Centre explore the links between sonics and surroundings
Wysing Arts Centre has got not one, but two, intriguing exhibitions showing this month. Both champion auditory artworks and situate the pieces across Wysing’s grounds and gallery space. The first, An echo imprinted, is a solo display from artist Robert Foster-Jones. Blending ceramics and sound works, it comprises varied results from photogrammetry software experiments, which are utilised to reflect on the cave as a cultural and spiritual point of origin. It draws upon the artist’s experiences of fatherhood and loss, commenting on the fixed versus fragmented nature of certain memories.
The second exhibition, And then, a harrowing, will be open at the same time, from 18 October to 5 December, bringing together work by three of Wysing’s 2020 resident artists. Linda Stupart, Carl Gent and Kelechi Anucha highlight the symbiotic relationship between narrative and landscape, including recent film, sculpture and video work by Stupart and Gent – plus sound work by Anucha and Gent. The main space is filled with a sonic collage, built from local field recordings, live performances and folk songs. They’re each incorporated into the wider tapestry, weaving a pattern of stories from the local landscape.
More information and ticket details on both And then, a harrowing and An echo imprinted can be found on the Wysing Arts Centre website. wysingartscentre.org
Adult art courses
You’ll be set for the winter with Wysing Arts Centre’s adult art courses, offering a unique opportunity to refine your creative skills. Coming up on the weekend of 20 and 21 November, Soheila Sokhanvari teaches egg tempera painting and drawing, exploring traditional methods in a contemporary context. Then, on 2 and 3 December, Bettina Furnée and Caroline Wendling offer an experimental take on textiles, utilising appliqué and embroidery techniques to transform an item of fabric. Later, in January, Shawn Stipling offers a six-week course: An Introduction to Understanding and Making Minimal Art, in which he will dissect the deceptive simplicity of minimalist pieces, and aim to heighten your awareness of visual art in general. Find out more on the website, wysingartscentre.org