Donna moved to Wysing in order to develop a new model of working, that placed the emphasis on thinking and making rather than exhibiting. It has been her aim to establish a productive environment in which artists can work and she 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.
Alongside residencies, Wysing operates artistic retreats, artists’ masterclasses and an annual summer school. In 2015 it will launch, the Syllabus, in partnership with Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire and S1, a new programme that supports an annual cohort of ten artists across ten months.
Donna studied Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee before moving into sculpture, working from studios in Dundee and Reading.