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Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

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Artistic Director (CEO)
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Donna Lynas has been Director of Wysing Arts Centre since 2005 and has developed Wysing's identity as a research centre for the visual arts; introducing experimental artists' residencies and retreats and commissioning and curating ambitious projects including the annual festival of art and music. She leads the programme team and shapes the emphasis of Wysing's artistic activity, alongside organisational priorities.

Donna was instrumental in delivering Wysing’s RIBA award-winning capital development project which opened in 2008 and now offers a unique set of facilities including purpose-built artists' studios. Donna is Chair of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network in the East and plays an active role on the steering committee of the Plus Tate network of Directors.

Previously, Donna was Curator at South London Gallery (1999-2005) where she established the gallery’s influential performance and off-site programmes and worked with artists including Christian Boltanski, On Kawara, Joelle Tuerlinckx and Keith Tyson on their solo exhibitions, alongside curating a number of group exhibitions.

Prior to that, Donna was Curator (1997-99) and Touring Exhibitions Organiser (1995-1997) at Modern Art Oxford.

Donna Lynas

Head of Operations
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Ceri Ann Littlechild joined Wysing in July 2018 from Cambridge City Council where she was the Public Art Support Officer since 2016. She has extensive experience in project delivery and event management through her support to the Public Art Panel where she managed major Council commissions, conducted sector research and developed an in-depth evaluation process. Prior to this Ceri was Executive Assistant to the CEO of Cockpit Arts, London.

Previously, she was the Mill Road Street Coordinator for Cambridge City Council for three years where she championed and supported the vitality and vibrancy of the area through the creation of a community partnership group and set up a Traders’ Association, prepared a business case, financial plan and membership package in order for it to transition to a self funding organisation. Ceri is also an artist and illustrator specialising in portraiture and figurative work and enjoys teaching, workshops and facilitating arts events.

Ceri Ann Littlechild

Curator
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John joined Wysing in July 2016. He works on the organisation’s programme of residencies, exhibitions, events, partnership projects and digital projects. At Wysing, he has curated the exhibitions All His Ghosts Must Do My Biddingmore of an avalanche,
Warm Worlds and Otherwise and All Channels Open. John also co-ordinates the Syllabus programme, a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme that supports ten artists each year.

Before Wysing, John was an editor at Black Dog Publishing alongside which he worked as a freelance curator,
developing exhibitions and projects for Arcadia Missa, Flat Time House, MOT International and Tate. John has worked for the British Film Institute and Rich Mix, London and has also worked for the artist Isaac Julien.

John has an MA in Film Studies from UCL, London.

John Eng Kiet Bloomfield

Interim Curator 
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Anne Duffau is a cultural producer, researcher, and founder of A---Z; an exploratory and nomadic curatorial platform that explores artistic practices and knowledge exchange through collaborations, presentations, soundscapes, screenings and discussions. A---Z shares discursive practices that challenge preconceived ideas of race and gender identities, and challenges the powers that have shaped our (hi)stories. Anne is co-curator of the Dark Water event series, with artist Tai Shani, and co-founder of the night programme Décalé, with Chooc Ly Tan. She has collaborated with a range of projects and organisations including ArtLicks, Southwark Park Galleries, Mimosa House and Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London Please Stand By, or-bits .com, PAF Olomouc Czech Republic & Tenderflix.

Anne has previously run the StudioRCA Riverlight, London programme (2016-2018) and is currently a Tutor at the School of Arts and Humanities, and is the acting Lead in Critical Practice, within the Royal College of Art’s Contemporary Art Practice Programme. She has performed live music through a number of projects and collaborations and has previously played at the Wysing music festival. 

Anne Duffau

Education Manager
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Lucy Shipp joined Wysing in July 2018, having previously worked to develop projects and relationships with schools and young people across the University of Cambridge Museums. In 2016-17 Lucy was part of the Engage Extend Leadership programme. She has been working in museum and gallery education since graduating from University College Falmouth in 2010. She has previously held positions at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Tate and the V&A.

Lucy is passionate about the positive benefits of accessing and participating in the arts, working to create opportunities to increase opportunities for access and raise wider awareness of the positive benefits of arts engagement.

Lucy Shipp

Digital Producer
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Henry joined Wysing in January 2020, after graduating from an MPhil in Criticism and Culture at the University of Cambridge in 2019, where they were researching digital technologies, coding, and new media in literature. Alongside this, Henry is co-founder and co-organiser of two ongoing arts event series across London and Cambridge, plant! and XD, working closely with DIY Space for London and focusing on experimental arts, music, and digital aesthetics. They have previously been involved with Resonance Extra, Balamii Radio, and London-based queer arts and events collective TREMORS TV. They also make sound work informed by the relations between virtual and material. 
 
Henry is interested in the potentials for digital broadcasting technologies to create communities and expand access to Wysing, as well as the use of digital media to bring Wysing as a physical space into the virtual.

Henry Page

Site and Technical Manager
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Jack joined Wysing in October 2018, from Arnolfini, Bristol where he was Assistant Producer and before that Operations Assistant.

Prior to working at Arnolfini, Jack was Assistant Manager at The Surrey Vaults music venue in Bristol, alongside being involved with artist-run space The Brunswick Club and a core member of CHAMP art collective.

Jack Wilson

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
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Rhiannon joined Wysing as Reception/Administrative Assistant in November 2018. Prior to joining Wysing Rhiannon worked in the art department of Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. She has previously held roles in visitor services at Tate Modern and at Cinenova Feminist Film Distributor, London.

Rhiannon graduated from Chelsea College of Art studying BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2016. She currently uses moving image and installation within her practice. In 2017 Rhiannon attended the Circuit Conductors training programme led by Wysing and Kettle's Yard and continues to run artist workshops.

Rhiannon Moxham

Housekeeper and Caretaker
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Damaris joined Wysing in September 2019 and has held the Circuit Studio at Wysing since May 2018. Prior to joining Wysing, Damaris worked as a freelance Artist Facilitator and she continues to run workshops for Wysing and Kettle’s Yard, as well as doing private art tutoring. Damaris has previously devised and run an Arts Award project for Kettle’s Yard, worked in the Art Department at The Leys School, and worked as a Painting Assistant at Science Ltd.

Damaris graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a BA(Hons) in Painting in 2015. Damaris Athene is her artist name. Her practice concerns the body and, from painting, is starting to expand to sculpture, digital print and screen-printing.

Damaris Dresser

New Geographies Project Manager
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Matt Nightingale is an arts project manager and producer, gallery manager and creative practitioner.

Following studies in Fine Art (Sculpture) & Exhibition Design, he has spent the last 15 years facilitating exhibition making at galleries around the country, including Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Hayward Gallery, London and Carroll / Fletcher, London as well as overseeing many international projects. 

As a freelance project manager Matt has worked with artists of international standing to create public projects in unusual spaces and places. He is a passionate advocate of art in the public realm having worked with the likes of Folkestone Triennial, Southbank Centre, Artangel and Ikon Gallery’s Offsite programme, to bring ambitious public projects to fruition. 

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