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!

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 […]

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 […]


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


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


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


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


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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