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

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Rosie joined Wysing in late September 2021. She was previously Head of Exhibitions at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, and Head of programmes at Liverpool Biennial. She brings to Wysing her extensive experience of working in the UK visual arts sector, and a strong record of championing art as a tool for social change. She is also a trustee of IntoArt, a visual arts organisation based in south London working with people with learning disabilities, and a trustee of Home Live Art, producers of performance and community gatherings across south east England and beyond.

Rosie Cooper (she/her)

Deputy Director

Previously working at MarketPlace, the Creative People and Places project for Fenland and Forest Heath, Lorna has lived and worked in Cambridgeshire for the last 7 years. She started out in Manchester City Art Galleries and has held senior roles at the V&A as Head of Families and Young People and Head of Digital Programmes, then in the Scottish Highlands as Director of North Lands Creative Glass and of Timespan Museum and Arts Centre. She is autistic and wants to see and support positive change for neurodivergent representation and accessibility across the sector.

Lorna O'Brien (she/her)


Amy Jones is a curator, writer and editor. She has a background in commissioning and artist development and was previously associate curator at Chisenhale Gallery, London. There, she curated first UK solo exhibitions by artists including Simnikiwe Buhlungu (forthcoming 2024), Joshua Leon (2024), Lotus L. Kang (2023) and Nikita Gale (2022). Jones also oversaw the development of a new publishing arm whilst at Chisenhale Gallery and has an ongoing interest in the ways artistic practice is made public.

As an editor, their recent projects include the first publications by Benoît Piéron (Slumber Party, Mousse Publishing, 2023), Ayo Akingbade (Show Me The World Mister, Bookworks, 2023) and Lotus L. Kang (In Cascades, Hurtwood, 2023). Jones writes for international publications including Mousse, Artforum, and Flash Art, and has previously held curatorial positions at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool Biennial, and served as Director of The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

Amy Jones (they/she)

Young People's Programme Coordinator

Michaela D’Agati is an artist who draws, makes, and writes. She recently completed an MA in Drawing at Camberwell College of the Arts and, prior to this, worked as an art technician. Alongside her studio practice, Michaela is interested in the relationship between art and learning and the role of creativity.

Michaela D'Agati (she/her)

Assistant Curator

Ruth Dorber is a curator and writer. She studied Curatorial Practice at Glasgow School of Art. She has previously worked with MIMA, Headlands Centre for the Arts, Atlas Arts, The Association for Art History, Understate Projects, and as an artist assistant to Indira Allegra.

Her practice explores fandom and the role of curator as fan. She runs @gushresidency Glasgow, which works with artists to explore themes of love, care and desire.

Ruth Dorber (she/her)

Programme and Operations Assistant

Fiona is based in Wysing's reception area and gives administrative support for the day-to-day running of the Wysing site and programmes.

Fiona is an experienced teacher, having previously taught in primary schools in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. She has led the art curriculum in several schools, which included working on collaborative projects with arts practitioners and facilitating ceramic workshops for young people.

For seven years, Fiona worked as a freelance Programmes Co-ordinator for Eastfeast, a charity that brought experienced creative practitioners, including artists, gardeners and cooks, into schools to work in partnership with teachers and pupils.

Fiona is a potter in her spare time and has trained at Wolfscastle Pottery in Pembrokeshire and at The White House Pottery Studio in Suffolk with Alan Baxter. Fiona’s work is mainly domestic ware thrown on the wheel, with glazes that reflect her love of the sea and wild landscapes.

Fiona Colvile (she/her)

Resource and Enterprise Co-ordinator

Gabby Gilmore is an artist and arts administrator. She studied Art and History of Art at the University of Reading, followed by Postcolonial Theory and Global Policy at Goldsmiths College. She previously worked as Production Manager Phoenix Art Space, in Visitor Services at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, and set up the Yurt Cafe at St Katharine's Precinct, and meanwhile project in Limehouse, London. She also currently works for the Creative Workspace Network, supporting studio providers nationally, and runs ‘sip and paint’ events for Pop Up Painting in the Cambridgeshire area.

As an artist she works with installation and performance to explore how certain actions and spaces become imbued with meaning through events and ritual. Highlights in her practice included taking part in the Making Space residency programme at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, and exhibiting internationally at the Ghetto Biennale in Haiti. During lockdown she collaborated with artist Ellie Breeze in setting up Hatch Club, temporary virtual artists’ studio space for artists in the Cambridgeshire area.

Gabby Gilmore (she/her)

Digital Producer

Lucy facilitates Wysing's digital programme and external communications.

She previously worked as Digital Producer at Firstsite gallery in her hometown of Colchester, where she produced a range of short documentary films about their exhibitions, livestreams of talks and created videos and photography for social media.

Lucy has a Degree in Digital Film Production from the University of Suffolk and an Art Foundation Diploma from Colchester Institute, where she specialised in documentary filmmaking, earning her a Distinction.

Her self-produced feature film, ‘Pronouns in Bio’ has been screened at film festivals in Brighton, Norwich and London in the UK, as well as Atlanta, Seattle and Colorado in the United States.

Lucy Rose Shaftain-Fenner (she/her)

Site and Environmental Futures Manager

At Wysing, Brendan’s role is to maintain and improve our 11-acre site and buildings as well as get them set up for events. He oversees our health and safety implementation and manages our contractors and contracts. Brendan is also working on reducing Wysing’s environmental impact, including implementing renewable energy projects and improving the biodiversity of our site.

Brendan previously worked as a Furniture Maker at The Real Wood Project in Bristol, making and finishing bespoke furniture, renovating properties and building a timber frame Eco-House. Working for and alongside GreenTrace Architect to create his eco-home gave Brendan a unique insight into the design, building and running of an environmentally compatible building which he’ll bring to future projects and renovations at Wysing.

Brendan studied Product Design at Plymouth University, developing practical and theoretical design skills, making prototypes, lighting and furniture inspired by, and working alongside nature.

Brendan Cavaciuti (he/him)

Housekeeper and Caretaker

Charlotte (Lottie) Poulet joined Wysing in September 2022.

She has been involved with Wysing Polyphonic festival, various events and contributed to the design and installation of the Wysing Polyphonic recording studio.

Lottie studied Music technology in Sunny Manchester in 1991. She volunteered, trained and worked in various local venues as a sound engineer and all-around technician. 

From then until now Lottie has worked across the music, art, theatre, performance and live art as a sound engineer, designer, performer and collaborator.

She moved to London in 2001 worked at The ICA and as a touring engineer with Suicide, Wire, Throbbing Gristle, The Liars, The kills, Chris and Cosey. 

She produced Test Department latest album “Disturbance”.

She is studying audio electronics repairs and construction.

Lottie is experienced in running workshops where she gives artists essential tools to work with sound.

Lottie Poulet (she/her)

Finance Manager

Annette joined Wysing in August 2022. 

Annette Sime (she/her)