Shannon Watson (b.1996), is an emerging artist based between in the South West. Through a socially engaged practice, she uses her uses her work to generate awareness for sociocultural histories attached to spaces within a contemporary environment. Drawing on themes from personal site-specific curiosities, she conducts local research; interacting with people that have personal connections with particular locations or themes. The result of this research is often performative. Focusing largely on interaction and engagement, she uses her work as a platform to encourage discussions around social situations and the previous realities that existed within a given cultural space.


Relevant Experience

2018| Intern, Art.Earth

2018 | Intern producer, Jamboree

2018 | Placement artist, Eastville project space

2018 | 10 minute talk, Tate Modern

2017 | Performer in Metal Detectives, a performance by Elena Brake for Plymouth Arts Weekender

2017 | Reader in Bram Arnold’s Park Bench Reader work for Plymouth Arts Weekender

2017 | There’d be all hell let loose now. A collaborative film in response to Abigail Reynolds film The Mother’s Bones


2018| Epoch, Studio 11, Plymouth College of Art [Group exhibition]

2018 | De-school, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern

2017 | Take A Seat- Between now and then [Group exhibition], Karst

2017 | Consumption, work shown as part of Noam Toran’s The Jungle exhibition, Plymouth College of Art Gallery

2016 | Nostalgia- Skint [Group exhibition], Plymouth College of Art


2018 | BA(Hons)Fine Art, Plymouth College of Art

2015 | Art and Design Foundation, Strode College