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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.

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

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.

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.

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Interim Curator
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Amanprit Sandhu is a curator and writer. In a freelance capacity her focus is on commissioning, performance-based practices and collaborative approaches to working. She is the co-founder of the curatorial collective DAM Projects, who support underexposed and unorthodox artists, art scenes, discourses and debates. In 2018 she initiated No Person's Land, a project focused on bringing cultural workers and curators together through joint research, enacting how alternative structures might be formed between peers based on shared commitments and support.

Previous roles include Public Programme and Residencies Curator at Camden Arts Centre, Projects Curator at Art on the Underground, Performance Programme Curator for Art 13/14 London art fairs, Project Manager for Folkestone Triennial and Frieze Projects and Assistant Curator at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. She sits on the board of Arts Catalyst and is a visiting lecturer at the University of the Arts London and Royal College of Art.

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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.

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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. 

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.

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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.

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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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