Starting the year as we mean to go on, Watershed is delighted to welcome a host of new people into the organisation for 2015.
Joining us in the role of Producer, primarily for Watershed’s Playable City projects, is Hilary O’Shaughnessy from Cork In Ireland. Hilary's background spans theatre, game and interaction design and she has worked as both an artist and producer. Most recently, she created Prototype Festival of Play and Interaction in Dublin.
Rachael Burton takes up the role of Coordinator, working on Watershed's creative technology and talent development projects in the Pervasive Media Studio. Before joining the Watershed team, Rachael was a production assistant at Cheltenham Festivals and a freelance theatre producer and project manager on projects including Kaleider’s You With Me and Alice Tatton-Brown’s Ariel.
We are now in the second year of our partnership with University of West England on their MA in Curation and looking forward to sharing ideas with two new students, who will also work with us to deliver projects in the autumn: Liz Chege has a background in architecture and urban planning, is film curator of Afrika Eye and founder of Cinema Kenya. Julia Morrish studied Film Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Surrey and has recently completed an internship at Encounters Festival.
Finally, we are delighted to welcome Sabrina Shirazi, Artist and Creative Director of Motley Collective, as a new resident in the Pervasive Media Studio. Sabrina will be joining us to develop various projects including the brilliant AFFIX project, which uses affixable 3D shapes to explore tactile and interactive play and Cuisine+Colour, a collaboration between culinary artisans and visual artists, creating colour infused dining experiences.