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.
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
, 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