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

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Director
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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.

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.

Image: Wysing front. Photo: Mike Cameron

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. 

Image: Folke Kobberling and Martin Kaltwasser, Amphis (2008) site sculpture. Photo: Mike Cameron

Ceri Ann Littlechild

Interim Executive Director
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Mark Osterfield works as a consultant in the visual arts sector and has extensive experience of leading teams and engaging with communities to creatively broker and facilitate change. He will be at Wysing, working three days a week, from December 2018 to May 2019.

As Executive Director at Tate St Ives 2007-2018, Mark championed and led the radical transformation of the gallery resulting in the new Tate St Ives being named Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2018. In his early career Mark worked in teaching and mental health, where he developed an interest in working with individuals and communities. He then worked for Camden Libraries 1991-2004 culminating in the successful capital refurbishment of Swiss Cottage Central Library.

Having studied Fine Art at Middlesex University, Mark has an abiding interest in art, artists and art practice, and has worked with a number of artist focused organisations, initiatives and residencies. Recent activity includes support of the Artist Programme at Tate St Ives, acting as Interim Executive Director at Spike Island, Bristol, and working as Trustee of the Kestle Barton Trust.  

Image: Rupert Norfolk, Beach (2012) site sculpture. Photo: Mike Cameron

Mark Osterfield

Head of Development
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Mary joined Wysing Arts Centre in December 2018. With over 12 years’ experience in both not-for-profit and commercial contemporary art, her previous work has included creating and managing art projects, and devising support for arts organisations such as Whitstable Biennale, Open School East, “Black Maria” w/ RELAY King’s Cross, Auto Italia and Studio Voltaire.

Mary held the position of Director at Pilar Corrias (2016-18) and The Approach (2011-16), both commercial contemporary art galleries in London. She is currently working with Block Universe, a multi-site performance art festival taking place across London, partnering with many notable international institutions and organisations.

She is a visiting tutor in Higher Education/Fine Art on BA Culture, Criticism, and Curation at Central Saint Martin’s and BA Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth, amongst others, working with students on professional development through workshops, seminars and visiting lectures. Mary holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Image: Wysing pottery studio. Photo: The Grantchester Pottery

Mary Cork

Curator
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Before joining Wysing in 2016, 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 held positions at the British Film Institute and Rich Mix, London and has also worked as researcher and talks and screenings manager for the artist Isaac Julien.

John has an MA in Film Studies from UCL, London and is taking a leading role in developing new online and digital curatorial platforms and content for Wysing.

Image: Temporary site sculpture by Giles Round. Photo: Mike Cameron

John Eng Kiet Bloomfield

Artists and Programmes Curator
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Lotte has been a Curator at Wysing since 2008. She has an MA in art history and cultural studies from University of Copenhagen and University of Leeds. Before joining Wysing, Lotte developed the residency and artistic program at the Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen, during which time she was also employed as curator at the Fynen Art Academy. Prior to this she was part of the curatorial team at CPH Kunsthal, directed by Jacob Fabricius, and at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden.

As Artists and Programmes Curator Lotte has worked closely with many artists at Wysing. Additionally, she has worked with Ann Lislegaard, Adrian Piper, Pilvi Takkala, Mette Winckelmann, amongst others.

Lotte co-edited an anthology on curating with Sanne Kofod Olsen, Malene Vest Hansen and Malene Ratcliffe, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde. She curated the public art project Urban Pedestals (2007/8) in Copenhagen & Helsinki in collaboration with artist Jacob Borges, which was documented in the book Temporary Urban Structures.

Image: David Blandy, Shack (2009) site sculpture. Photo: Mike Cameron

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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.

Image: Circuit Un-locked Cambridge festival (2015)

Lucy Shipp

Digital Producer
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Jay joined Wysing as a Digital producer in December 2018, after completing a BA in Architecture from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining, Jay founded a platform for diaspora artists in Cambridge and built up a portfolio of skills ranging in curating, marketing, publicity, graphics, social media, photography as well as a passion for producing and directing exposés.

Whilst conducting his role at Wysing, he continues to make spaces for diaspora artists by curating exhibitions, organising club nights and producing films. 

Image: David Osbaldeston, Two Way Mirror (after DG), 2013 site sculpture. Photo: Mike Cameron

Jay Parekh

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.

Image: The Wysing Polyphonic recording studio

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 and has a studio at the artist run space Eastcheap Studios in Letchworth Garden City. In 2017 Rhiannon attended the Circuit Conductors training programme led by Wysing and Kettle's Yard and continues to run artist workshops.

Image: Wysing reception

Rhiannon Moxham

Caretaker/Housekeeper
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Wilf is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works at Wysing. In his role as Caretaker/Housekeeper, he is the first point of contact for most people staying at our Bourn site. 

Prior to moving to Wysing, Wilf was Assistant Director at the Villa Lena Foundation in Tuscany where he assisted with the day to day running of the foundation and their international residency programme. Prior to this he worked at Waddington Studios in London as Assistant Studio Manager, was Image Archivist at Gagosian Gallery, London, and worked as a studio assistant to artist Jasmina Cibic. 

Image: Wysing Grange Farmhouse. Photo: Paul Allitt

Wilf Speller

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. 

Image: Nilsson Pflugfelder, (12x12x12X2.50-3.50) (2012) site sculpture 

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