New Media Arts Archive

A cutting-edge year-round programme showing the work of leading digital and new media artist in our main gallery. Many exhibitions have associated free workshops so watch this space!

The Pillars of Our Latex House by Tendayi Vine

The Pillars of Our Latex House Tendayi Vine 23 March – 11 April 2024  The Pillars of Our Latex House: A […]

Launch Event: The Pillars of Our Latex House

The launch event for a new exhibition by artist Tendayi Vine, The Pillars of Our Latex House was held at Watermans on Saturday 23 March 2024. The exhibition was the first of the pilot commissions for the EU funded project, Artcast4D.

Tenderly Towards the Tipping Point, an exhibition by: Kaushal Sapre, Mohit Shelare, Sonam Chaturvedi, Aasma Tulika, Bazik Thlana

From 20 October 2023 – 14 March 2024, Watermans presented a group of leading contemporary artists from India with a radical approach to the use of a wide variety of media in their art. Tenderly Towards the Tipping Point brought together a multitude of artistic responses to time and the imposition of time.

Launch for Tenderly Towards the Tipping Point

On 20 October 2023, Watermans held a launch event for the group exhibition, Tenderly Towards the Tipping Point.

Co_Sonic 1884 km² Exhibition by Robertina Šebjanič

Co_Sonic 1884 km² is a visual-poetic reflection and an AI powered soundscape, that tells the story of the (co)existence of river environments and their inhabitants. It was presented at Watermans from Friday 14 July until Sunday 15 October 2023.

Excursion – Closing Event

A special event closed Katarzyna Depta-Garapich’s exhibition, Excursion on Sunday 9 July 2023.

Excursion – Exhibition Launch & Talk

Katarzyna Depta-Garapich’s exhibition launch and talk event, for Excursion, took place at Watermans on Friday 28 April 2023.


Katarzyna Depta-Garapich’s exhibition, Excursion took the theme of the bear in the Tatra Mountains and its pop-culture image as represented by a ‘white bear’ – a mascot that entertains tourists on the main street of Zakopane, Poland.  The exhibition ran from 28 April – 9 July 2023.

The Museum of Dating – Launch Event & Talk

The launch event for The Museum of Dating exhibition took place on Friday 10 February 2023 at 6.30pm.

The Museum of Dating

The Museum of Dating exhibition was curated by Valentina Peri and ran from 10 February to 23 April 2023.

A Date With Destiny – Niklas Goldbach

A Date With Destiny was an exhibition of a video art work made by Niklas Goldbach which was exhibited at Watermans, Brentford, UK 9 November 2023 – 5 February 2023. It was filmed over the course of one day in the resort towns Desert Shores, Salton Sea Beach, Salton City, Red Hill Marina, Bombay Beach, North Shore & Mortmar, all situated around the coast lines of the Salton Sea, California.

Axis Mvndi – Cosmic Radio Sculptures – Launch Event

The Axis Mvndi – Cosmic Sculptures exhibition was launched at 6.30pm on Friday 20 May 2022 with an opportunity to see the exhibition and talk to the artists.

Axis Mvndi – Cosmic Radio Sculptures

Axis Mvndi was an exhibition at Watermans 20 May – 31 July 2022. Axis Mvndi is a device that sends radio waves in space in order to draw shapes at a cosmic scale. By playing on the movement of a dish antenna, ancient cosmological models are materialized into space and become autonomous shapes in infinite movement.

Data Dating: Public Launch & Talk

Join us for the launch event of our new exhibition Data Dating. The exhibition curator Valentina Peri will host a […]

Data Dating

What does it mean to love in the Internet age? How are digital interfaces reshaping our personal relationships? What do […]

Air Matters: Learning from Heathrow

Air Matters: Learning from Heathrow is an exhibition and programme of events that explores the politics of air. Focusing on the […]

Air Matters Symposium: POLITICS OF AIR

Join us for a day of presentations, discussions and debates on the politics of air in the Heathrow neighbourhood. What […]

Air Matters Workshop: Artworks for Birds. A Visual Arts Workshop for Educators.

Please join artist and anthropologist Hermione Spriggs and artist Laura Cooper to explore bird experiences of the air and exchange […]

Air Matters Workshop: Heathrow Sound Walks: Field recording under the flight path

Sound is one of the major ways Heathrow airport impacts upon its neighbours. But what other stories can we make […]

Air Matters Workshop: Listening to Signals in the Air

In this workshop participants join design writer and maker Dr. Jane Norris to design and build listening devices. The devices […]

Radical Immersions Exhibition

Exhibition runs 6-20 September Public opening event is on Sunday 8 September at 5-8pm in the gallery with the artists The DRHA […]

Radical Immersions Exhibition Launch and Gallery Tour

Join us for the free exhibition launch and gallery tour of Radical Immersions with the artists. Sunday 8 September, 5-8pm. FREE. […]

Radical Immersions: Call for art works

We are inviting submissions of artworks that engage with the theme of RADICAL IMMERSIONS: Navigating between virtual/physical environments and information […]

H4ppy D33p W3b by Systaime aka Michael Borras

‘Vague but exciting’ was how those in the know first described the World Wide Web (WWW) back in 1989. Thirty […]

H4ppy D33p W3b: Exhibition Launch & Gallery Tour

Join us for the free exhibition launch and gallery tour of our new exhibition H4ppy D33p W3b by Systaime aka Michael […]

Nye Thompson: CKRBT

The processes of watching and describing the world are no longer the sole domain of people. Nowadays, and almost everywhere, […]

Nye Thompson: CKRBT Exhibition Launch & Gallery Tour

On the same night as Alexander Whitley Dance Company, join us for the free exhibition launch and gallery tour of […]

Alexander Whitley Dance Company: Celestial Motion 2

A shared Virtual Reality Experience. Earth and everything it contains, including your human body, is made from material born in […]

Family Workshop: DIY Electronic Cards

A family friendly introduction to DIY Electronics through craft. Learn the basics of electricity and make a cute light-up card […]

Sound Worlds: an Audiovisual Adventure

We present another spectacular audiovisual odyssey in our theatre, featuring musicians working at the edge of technological innovation: sound and […]

Make your own gesture sensing musical instrument

Sew, wire, code and play your own musical instrument glove that responds to your movements. Based on a gestural glove […]

Yassine Khaled: Monitor Man

Speak to someone thousands of miles away as though they were in the room! In Monitor Man, Yassine Khaled creates […]

Sara Choudhrey: Driftwood

Whether botanical, wildlife, or human, all bodies experience the right to claim natural space their own. Yet changes in the […]

Jane Gauntlett: TrueLove

An early sharing of TrueLove prototype (R&D); an interactive experience which explores the impact of future technology on intimacy and […]

Alexander Whitley Dance Company: Strange Stranger

Strange Stranger is a performance and interactive light installation that investigates the idea of presence and the right to be forgotten […]

Trajectories II Symposium: Technology Never Sleeps

The event is part of the Trajectories II: Technology Never Sleeps project How have digital infrastructures become an immersive environment in which […]

Trajectories II: Technology Never Sleeps

Free Public Launch Event and Gallery Tour with the Artists: Thursday 24 January, 6.30-8.30pm – tickets can be booked here […]


Learn about the creative possibilities of using a commercially available Electroencephalography (EEG) headset that detects signals coming directly from the […]

TRAJECTORIES II WORKSHOP: Creative programming with artificial life

A creative programming session that is designed for those who are interested in the idea of artificial life. It’s a […]

TRAJECTORIES II WORKSHOPS: What is public space?

Artist Karen Bosy leads this workshop in which you’ll model and visualise personal concepts of public space. What does public […]


This workshop explores how art can help overcome a sense of isolation which can be brought on by digital technology, […]


Ever wondered how machines learn? How do we make artificial intelligence intelligent? How do we teach machines to make choices […]

Trajectories II: Gallery Tour & Launch

Free Public Launch Event and Gallery Tour with the Artists: Thursday 24 January, 6.30-8.30pm Join the artists and the Watermans […]

Human Factors

Human Factors is a group show presenting recent and new work by Hanna Haaslahti in collaboration with Tyler Henry, Anna […]

Human Factors – Launch event

Human Factors is a group show presenting recent and new work by Hanna Haaslahti in collaboration with Tyler Henry, Anna Estarriola […]

Biorhythmic Drawing

In Biorhythmic drawing, artist Daksha Patel explores the ways in which data captured from the human body – by technologies […]

Biorhythmic Drawing Practical Workshops

Learn new skills in creative coding and explore a variety of analogue drawing processes in response to bio-medical images of […]

Nye Thompson: The Seeker

The Seeker is a machine entity which will travel the world virtually, and describe what it sees. Named for Ptah-Seker, […]

Shanzhai Archeology

The Chinese term shanzhai (山寨) refers to counterfeit consumer goods. This includes imitation, trademark infringement, parody, lookalikes and improved goods, particularly in […]


Panel: Tue 15 May, 6-9pm at Goldsmiths (please note this event is off-site, not at Watermans) Richard Hoggart Buliding 137A, […]

Trajectories Symposium: On technology and the nature of truth

In the current age of rapid changes, challenges, and accelerating technological developments, we are being swallowed by constant information streams […]

Trajectories workshops for creatives, graduates and students

Join leading designers and innovators and learn how to develop your ideas, as well as methodologies and tools for successful […]

Trajectories Public Workshops

Learn new skills and how to develop your ideas by taking part in our digital art workshops to explore creative […]

Trajectories Gallery Tour & Launch Event

Join the artists as they discuss the inspiration for the work they’ve been selected to show in this exhibition, and […]


Trajectories is an exciting new three-year programme exploring the potential of creative learning and making to help us engage critically in […]

Exhibition: Whilst We Were Here…by Patrick Tresset

Patrick Tresset is an artist who develops and presents theatrical installations with robotic agents as actors. Tresset’s installations use computational […]

Science of Music

FREE INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION & WORKSHOPS. An interactive sound Installation & Two Free Drop-in Instrument Making Workshops The Science of Music […]

What if we embed a wormhole in culture? – Digital Weekender 2017

A mesmerising animated projection of a river in our riverside gallery. London and Beijing based new media artist Jiayu Liu’s […]

Whilst we were here… Computer Drawing Workshops

THE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. A chance to learn about coding, 3D printing and computer drawing in a fascinating […]

The Mesh: Digital Art Making Workshop

Learn new skills, take part in our digital art making workshops to explore different ways to use computers creatively and […]

The Mesh: An exhibition by The London Group

  In 1913 a group of young artists with radical new ideas were being rejected by the Royal Academy and […]

Cyclophones: Interactive Sound Installations

FREE. Come and play on our entrance terrace! Bicycles, wheels, bathtubs and other everyday objects are transformed to produce sounds […]

Binaural Dinner Date by ZU-UK

Immersive theatre where you could experience the perfect date… WARNING: do not attend if you are fundamentally opposed to falling […]

DIY Wearables by Paul Clifford

Family & Adult Workshops: create a funky badge, hat, wristband or something else to wear that lights up or makes […]

Wheels, Strings & Holographics: A Musical Odyssey

A triple bill of musicians at the forefront of technological and musical innovation. Immerse yourself in a holographic universe inspired […]

Whist (part of the Digital Weekender)

An immersive virtual reality theatre experience: part theatrical piece, part art installation and part video game. Featured this week in […]

Esther Rolinson in conversation with Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator of Digital Art at the V&A

In Gravitate, Esther Rolinson is exhibiting her drawings and light installation Flown together for the first time. The exhibition includes […]

Exhibition: Gravitate by Esther Rolinson

In Gravitate Esther Rolinson is exhibiting her drawings and light installation Flown together for the first time. The exhibition includes […]

Shakespeare Reloaded: Squidsoups’ Living Wall

Digital arts collective Squidsoup bring the walls of Watermans to life with a dynamic digital projection made of animated texts […]

You Might Come Out of the Water Every Time Singing – River Weekender 2016

Sound Installation Swim with sharks without leaving West London! You might come out of the water every time singing is […]

Objects of Transdendence

Objects of Transcendence looks at how the object can transcend its individual meaning to make a social or political comment. […]

Technology is not Neutral Symposium

The ‘Technology Is Not Neutral’ project was inspired by the desire to counteract the frequent under-representation of the achievements of […]

Technology is not Neutral

Technology is not Neutral is a touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women […]

The Digital Weekender 2016

For two days, leading new media artists from around the world gather at Watermans to deliver an explosive programme of […]

UnReal – Architectural Association Collaboration

Come and take part as the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio transforms Watermans for a week! The Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio […]

Shutter Flutter and Feel Me

An evening featuring two performances: Shutter Flutter and Feel Me, brought to Watermans by Hacking the Body 2.0. Two interactive […]

At Home in London and Gaza

Part of the LIFT & Watermans Utopia R&D Residency.  2016 marks the next LIFT festival as well as the 500th […]

Quilt Tales

In this exhibition in our Riverside Gallery, sensory impaired locals over 55 showcase life story quilts in Hounslow. Quilt Tales […]

Morphogenetic Creations – Andy Lomas

NOW OPEN! 13 June – 21 July – Exhibition 15 June – Building the Bridge between Science and Art – […]

Filming Syria : Stories from the Jasmeen Tree

To complement the Altered Landscapes exhibition, we will be screening a series of Syrian short films in partnership with Bidayyat […]

Altered Landscapes: Workshops

A physical performance and storytelling techniques workshop series devised to complement Altered Landscapes, an exhibition by artist Juan delGado that […]

Altered Landscapes Symposium: Arts & Human Rights

This symposium, which is part of the Altered Landscapes exhibition programme, will discuss issues of displacement and migration, exploring how […]

Production Methods by Executive Chair

Hostile takeover or incubated startup? Busy office on a lunch break or liquidated business destined for an auction lot? Production […]

Altered Landscapes by Juan delGado

An immersive multimedia installation which tackles themes of trauma, displacement, personal narratives and landscape. The work is an intimate account […]

What’s in a Line?

Create your own modern art work using a classic overhead projector, make your own music or produce your own graphics […]

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is a celebration of the rise of digital arts in Africa. Watermans is delighted […]

Digital Performance Weekender 2015

Sat 14 & Sun 15 November 2015 The Digital Performance Weekender is an annual festival at Watermans where you’re invited […]

Bodies of Planned Obsolescence

Digital performance and the global politics of electronic waste* Public event and opening, FREE: Saturday 4 July, 2-6pm (ongoing programme, drop-in […]

The Stuff of Machines

Dani Ploeger, 10- 25 June For the past three years, Dani Ploeger has exposed his body to the stuff of […]

Brown & Son: Art That Makes Itself

Tuesday 31 March – Sunday 31 May Computer Art is older than artist’s acrylic paint. Paul Brown Recent blockbuster international […]

Living Data

Michael Takeo Magruder Wednesday 14 January – Sunday 15 March 2015   In Living Data, a new solo exhibition by […]

Brentford School for Girls

Distorted Vision An exhibition of selected GCSE and A-level work from Brentford School for Girls – coming soon The theme […]

Digital Performance Weekender

Digital Performance Weekender – Networked Bodies Download full programme here Installations and live events 7-9 November 2014 Main Gallery – […]

Urban Ambush 2014

by Local Young People 19 September – 17 October 2014 Main Gallery The exhibition will bring together artwork, video, digital […]

1000 Londoners

by Chocolate Films Riverside Gallery 1000 Londoners is a unique portrait of our city. It offers an insight into the lives […]


by Jonathan McCree and Paul Statham Studio 1, Sat 20 – Sun 21 September FREE Event – part of the […]


Tuesday 10th June – Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Daily, 12 noon – 9pm Digital theatre pioneers elastic future have been […]

Market Hack

Saturday 13 September, 10:00­-15:00 Neighbourgoods Market, Johannesburg Market Hack is an open, collaborative making and technology event bringing together South […]

Longitude (1)

Longitude by elastic future and Hellicar & Lewis (US/UK/NG/ES) Part of LIFT 2014 World Premiere 11 June – 23 July […]

Is Technology Eating My Brain? Paul Granjon

Technological anxieties and joys. A project and exhibition by Paul Granjon with a group of participants 31st March – 3rd […]


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