Shannon Watson(b.1996), is an emerging artist based in the South West of England. Watson uses a socially engaged approach to explore the socio-cultural history and social construct of chosen places. Conducting local research. she interacts with people and communities that have personal connections with particular locations or themes. Learning of their first hand experiences and recollections and reflecting on these encounters, she develops performative happenings and installations. Focusing largely on interaction and engagement, Watson uses her work as a platform to encourage discussions around social situations and the previous realities that existed within a given cultural space.


Performances, workshops and Exhibitions

2019 | For A Fellow [Exhibition], Spike Island, Test Space

2019 | The Great Wash [Workshop], Spike Island, Test Space

2018 | Immersive Orchestra [Performance], Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth

2018 | Liquidscapes [Solo Exhibition], The Engine Room, Bridgwater

2018 | Epoch - Graduate show [Exhibition], Studio 11, Plymouth (College of Art)

2018 | Ploughmans Sandwich [Workshop], Quedam shopping centre, Yeovil

2018 | De-school [Exhibition], Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London

2017 | Take A Seat [Exhibition], Karst, Plymouth

2017 | Consumption [Exhibition] part of The Jungle by Noam Toran, Plymouth College of Art Gallery

2016 | Nostalgia- Skint [Group Exhibition], 45 Regent Street, Plymouth College of Art


2018 | Ignite residency, Somerset Film, Bridgwater

2018 | Graduate Fellowship, Spike Island, Bristol

Relevant Experience

2018 | Intern, Art.Earth

2018 | Intern producer, Jamboree

2018 | Placement artist, Eastville project space, Somerset

2018 | 10 minute talk, Tate Modern, London

2017 | Metal Detectives [Performer], by Elena Brake for Plymouth Art Weekender

2017 | Park Bench Reader [Performer], by Bram Arnold for Plymouth Art Weekender


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

2015 | Art and Design Foundation, Strode College, Somerset