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About donnalynas

I've been Director of Wysing Arts Centre since 2005 and have worked with a lot of very talented people to develop it into a genuinely inspiring and creative place. Before Wysing I was Curator at South London Gallery (1999-2005) and Touring Exhibitions Organiser (1995-97) and then Curator (1997-99) at Modern Art Oxford. Previous to that I had studios in Reading and Dundee - I studied design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and then spent five years making stuff and organising shows in my studio and empty shops.

This Blog

Hello. I have been using this blog since May 2011 and it’s great to have all the posts since then as an archive of what has been going on, in terms of behind the scenes thinking, in relation to what … Continue reading

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Tree Keep

Marshall Allen was very taken with our Tree Keep last night, especially as the skies were so clear and starry. It was built by outsider artist Ben Wilson in the early 1990s when this photo was taken. It’s still just … Continue reading

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Derry

I dragged my family all the way to Derry yesterday to experience the UK’s first City of Culture, an opportunity it won over other great cities – Birmingham, Sheffield and Norwich. I hasten to add that I didn’t drag them … Continue reading

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Baffling Object

Found in shingly gravel. 3cms long. Very heavy. Attracts a magnet. How to tell if its a piece of meteorite, or just a lump of metal?

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Icemites

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Cecil Collins, Tree and Hills, 1944

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Text World Theory

Yesterday, Lotte, Gareth and I did studio visits with artists who will be coming to Wysing on residencies next month – Anna Barham, David Osbaldeston and Florian Roithmayr.  Gareth will be visiting the fourth artist – Charlotte Prodger – over … Continue reading

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Visitors

It was wonderful to have many Directors and Curators from across the UK at Wysing for the annual Plus Tate residential which was focussed on embedding artistic research into public programming. I really enjoyed hearing from Annie Fletcher, Curator at Van … Continue reading

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The Truth

Thanks to Philomene Pirecki for sending this page from Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus where he references Artistotle’s  writings on the truth paradox. This is exactly what Alfred Tarski was aiming to address, and which led to the creation of … Continue reading

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Intensely Productive

I’ve just finished reading I Love Dick by the American artist and writer Chris Kraus. It’s a book that fearlessly exposes a period of crises in her life when she faces up to her limitations as an artist, marriage problems … Continue reading

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