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

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Director

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

Deputy Director
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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

Senior Programme Curator
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John joined Wysing in July 2016. He works on the organisation’s programme, including residencies, exhibitions, events, partnership projects, an annual music festival and digital projects. At Wysing, he has curated the exhibitions and then, a harrowing, All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding, more of an avalanche, Warm Worlds and Otherwise and All Channels Open. John also manages 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

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

Assistant Curator
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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

Programme & Operations Assistant
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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

Digital Producer
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Chloe joined Wysing in January 2020, after graduating from an MPhil in Criticism and Culture at the University of Cambridge in 2019, where she was researching digital technologies, coding, and new media in literature. Alongside this, Chloe 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. She has previously been involved with Resonance Extra, Balamii Radio, and London-based queer arts and events collective TREMORS TV. She also makes sound work informed by the relations between virtual and material.
 
Chloe 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.

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Site and Technical Manager
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Jack joined Wysing as Site and Technical Manager in October 2018. Before moving back to his native Cambridge in 2018, he lived in Bristol where he worked for Arnolfini as Programme & Operations Assistant. Jack has worked extensively with DIY artist-led projects, he was a core member of both CHAMP art collective and artist-run space The Brunswick Club and was previously assistant manager at the Surrey Vaults music venue.

In his spare time Jack has a sound and research-based art practice with his partner, a regular slot on Bristol’s Noods Radio and is a volunteer member of the Supernormal team, assisting with the organisation of the annual experimental arts and music festival.

Jack Wilson

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 in1991. 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

Finance Manager

Annette joined Wysing in August 2022. 

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