Donna Lynas, Chair East CVAN (ECVAN).
Donna 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.
Donna was also Curator (1997-99) and Touring Exhibitions Organiser (1995-1997) at Modern Art Oxford.
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Coordinator East CVAN
Matt is currently managing the New Geographies programme, a three-year, regional network partnership between 9 member organisations. New Geographies aims to bring excellent art to unexpected places across the East of England and to engage with new audiences to develop 10 ambitious public art commissions in collaboration with selected national and international artists.
Previously, Matt has worked within the public and private gallery sectors, having spent many years in senior management roles within Ikon Gallery, Hayward Gallery and Carroll/Fletcher Gallery. He has also managed a diverse range of projects for organisations including Art Angel, Folkestone Triennial, UCL, Vinyl Factory, Wellcome Collection & Siobhan Davies Dance.