It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Director, Donna Lynas, on Friday 22 January 2021.

Donna died peacefully with her family beside her after living with lung cancer for the last two years. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.

Instead of flowers, Donna asked that people instead make donations to the Arthur Rank Hospice. If anyone wishes to send post to Donna's family, we will be able to forward it on from the Wysing address.

Donations to the Arthur Rank Hospice can be made here.

Donna Lynas, 1967–2021

"Donna Lynas (1967-2021)", A–N, January 2021

"Friend, Enabler and Comrade: Remembering Donna Lynas (1967–2021)", Frieze, February 2021

Adam Sutherland, "A Farewell to Donna Lynas", Grizedale blog, 2021

Order of Service for Online Memorial for Donna Lynas, held on 23 April 2021

We are in the process of compiling a book of comments, thoughts, memories and Wysing photographs as a gift to Donna's family. If you wish to contribute a comment for the book, please email ceri.littlechild@wysingartscentre.org by the 16th May 2021 to be included. 

We are also planning longer term memorials. If you are interested in following these plans, donating, or making suggestions, please send an email to memorial@wysingartscentre.org and we'll keep you updated.