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!

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 […]

SHANZHAI ARCHEOLOGY: THE MAKING OF TECHNOLOGY IN SHENZHEN, LOCAL AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS

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

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 & Hologrpahics: 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 […]

Crossings

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

Longitude

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 […]

The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis

by Anna Dumitriu Opening Reception – 15th January 2014, 6-9pm Exhibition open daily 16th January 2014 – 24th March 2014, […]

Art, Textiles and Photography by Brentford School for Girls (2013)

Tuesday 26th November 2013- Tuesday 14th January 2014 Selected works showcase the talent of local students and are represented by […]

Soundmirrors (2013)

Soundmirrors – Rob Olins with soundtrack by Douglas Benford Wednesday 23 October – Saturday 23 November The work comprises a […]

Digital Weekender with Addictive TV(2013)

DIGITAL ART & PERFORMANCE WEEKENDER Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November 2013 Watermans presents a Weekender inviting artists, performers, composers […]

Unfoldings (2013)

Unfoldings Mike Blow Friday 20 – Saturday 28 September Riverside Gallery Unfoldings explores the relationship between sound art and physical […]

Urban Ambush 2013 Finale

Sat 21 Sept – Wed 23 October Watermans Gallery Daily 12 noon – 9pm THIS SUMMER we turned Watermans into […]

Gunnersbury Pop-Up Museum (2013)

Tom Keane will be making an appearance at the Gunnersbury Pop-up Museum on Sat 14 Sept 12pm – 1pm & […]

The Emergent City. From Complexity to the City of Bits

By Stanza Wednesday 5 June – Friday 26 July 2013 The Emergent City. From Complexity to The City of Bits […]

Words Unstable On The Table (2013)

9 June – 26 June Riverside Gallery This exhibition has been arranged in conjunction with the E-Poetry [2013] Festival at […]

Shape the Future (2013)

Image above by Paul Masotic SHAPE THE FUTURE Recycled Art Competition Exhibition dates:  Thursday 9 May – Wednesday 5 June […]

Design an ISOCULTURE (2013)

Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta Gallery 6 March – 26 May Daily 12noon -9pm Imagine a city of the future […]

Out of Mind. Back in Five Minutes (2013)

Created by Anne Armitage Sat 23 Feb – Tues 2 April 2013 Riverside Gallery Daily 12noon – 9pm 25 pieces […]

Take me to London ’12

Sat Jan 12 – Sun Feb 24, 2013 Daily 12 noon – 9pm Gallery “Take me to London!” is a […]

Goldsmiths Computational Studio Arts (2013)

Riverside Gallery Daily, Friday 18 January – Wednesday 20 February 2013 This show brings together a diverse range of work […]

exophonic1 (2012)

Lawrence Lek Site specific installation Tuesday 20 November 2012 – Friday 4 January 2013 Close your eyes and listen. Two […]

enter14

Tuesday 18 November 2014 – Monday 5 January 2015 enter is Watermans’ annual exhibition showcasing the emerging talent in the […]

enter13

31 October 2013 – 5 January 2014, Watermans Gallery FREE Exhibition opening event: Friday 1 November, 19.00-21.00 Watermans’ annual exhibition […]

enter12

Mon 22 October 2012 – Fri 4 January 2013 Deshna Mehta Khalid Rafique Samia Rajar Owl and the Abacus Akriti […]

enter11

in the Main Gallery Friday 14 October  2011 – Friday 23 2011 Daily 12 noon – 9pm Design by Preetika […]

enter10

Mon 1 Nov – Tue 30 Nov Nabil Ahmed Geetika Alok Diana Ali Sara Choudhrey Hafizur Rahman Rekha Sameer Nishant […]

ART4US (2012)

Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 10 November 2012 Riverside Gallery Daily 12 noon – 9 pm This exhibition showcases the […]

International Festival of Digital Art 2012

To celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, Watermans is holding a Festival of groundbreaking installations exploring interactivity […]

Avarana (2012)

Akhila Krishnan Fabric : Film (2011-ongoing, from the Shadow film series) Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September Daily 12 […]

Geometry (2012)

is setting light to Brentford Watermans Terrace Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 27 September 2012 Dusk – 12 midnight Llighting […]

The Sweet Spot (2012)

Graeme Crowley in collaboration with The Mustard and Blood Orchestra Studio 1 Saturday 14 July, 5 – 7pm Sunday 15 […]

HEALium (2012)

Riverside Gallery Friday 29 June – Sunday Monday 6 August Daily 12 – 9pm Private View, Wednesday 4 July 6.30 […]

Chi-TEK (2012)

28 March – 22 April Daily in Riverside Gallery Chi-TEK celebrates the creative talent and innovation women bring to the […]

aesthetics of disgust (2012)

Katrin Baumgarten Riverside Gallery Sunday 22 January – Sunday 19 February 2012 “The revolting object exerts a certain ‘macabre attraction’ […]

Reconfigured Cube (2011)

Reconfigured Cube – Version 1 [1.1, 1.2, 1.3] Thomas Qualmann Riverside Gallery Saturday 3 December 2011 – Wednesday 4 January […]

Alsos* & Akousmaflore (2011)

By Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt Wednesday 6 July – Friday 30 September 2011 Gallery Daily 12 […]

Sonic Bed_London (2011)

by Kaffe Matthews and music for bodies playing “Transamorem – Transmortem” by Eliane Radigue Sun 12 June – Sun 26 […]

Allegories / A Quest For Change (2011)

by Houria Niati 25 May – 28 June Riverside Gallery Daily 12noon – 9pm Free Algerian-born artist Houria Niati sees […]

Things to Make and Do (2011)

6 May – 30 June Daily 12 noon – 9pm Gallery Preview Saturday 7 May from 6-9pm with drinks at […]

Light TAG (2011)

Riverside Gallery Daily, 4 – 29 April LightTAG is an arts and science collaboration between the University for the Creative […]

A Brief History of Privatisation (2011)

Ellie Harrison 12 March – 2 May Daily 12 noon – 9pm Gallery Ellie Harrison’s practice emerges from her continual […]

The Concealed Exchange (2011)

Zoha Zokaei 6 – 31 March 2011 12 noon – 9pm Riverside Gallery My recent body of work explores the […]

Take me to London’10

26 January – 4 March in the Gallery FREE “Take me to London!” is a creative media project in which […]

Responsive Ecologies (2010)

by CaptinCaptin and Parag K Mital 6 December – 21 January 2011 A new interactive installation by captincaptin and Parag […]

Unleashed Devices (2010)

UNLEASHED DEVICES is a playful exhibition in which artists have reconstructed, remixed and reinvented everyday electronic devices. Working in this […]

Signs of the City – Metropolis Speaking (2008)

Showing: Sat 4th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov 2008 Employing digital photography and new media, this youth art project explores […]

Utopia R&D Residency

LIFT and Watermans are commissioning initial R&D for project ideas that use technology and performance to engage with the political […]


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