Research images for Robbie Thomson's project Other Animals
Studio blog

Biological robots

Posted on Wed 15 Apr 2020

Robbie Thomson investigates ways to incorporate organic and recycled materials into the fabric of his sculptures...

Image of Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. Photo by Robert Keller, Satori Photos.
Studio blog

Maintenance on Mars

Posted on Tue 31 Mar 2020

Since 2016 artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent have been working with the people of Bristol, towards Building a Martian House - a real life house that you can step into and imagine how we might live on another planet...

Cheers Drive - Bristol Light Festival

Watershed building shut for now, but our arms are wide open

Posted on Thu 19 Mar 2020

As the Watershed is closing temporarily, our own physical doors will be closed, but we’re looking to see how we open the digital doors of the Studio and how we can help our residents and visitors feel connected and hopeful.

Image c/o Gill Wildman
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Watching the Augmentors: how an accelerator for VR and AR brings the near future into focus

Posted on Mon 10 Feb 2020

Gill Wildman is the Business Development Advisor for Watershed and the South West Creative Technology Network. In this Blog she writes about her recent experiences of mentoring on Digital Catapult's Augmentor programme.

Victoria Melody Image by Jon Aitken

Difference and diversity at the intersection of art and technology

Posted on Fri 8 Nov 2019

This is the third in a series of articles commissioned by Watershed and Arts Council England as a resource for artists looking to work with art and emerging technologies in the South West.

A neon bat

Drawing in VR

Posted on Tue 29 Oct 2019

One of newest Residents, illustrator and painter, Andy Council, discuses what it likes to use Tilt Brush, the VR tool that lets you paint in 3D Virtual Reality spaces.

Image of artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

Introducing our Winter Residency artists

Posted on Thu 17 Oct 2019

Following our open call for Watershed and MAYK’s Winter Residencies programme, we’re delighted to announce the three artists who will develop works exploring technology and climate breakdown.

Tineke De Meyer & Duncan Speakman Residency

Posted on Thu 12 Sep 2019

So we were on this island. I could tell you how we got there, describe the flight and the water & how we had trained our mind & prepared our body for it....

Studio blog

There’s no “I” in team

Posted on Fri 6 Sep 2019

Lily Green reflects on the bumper car ride that is the studio, with artists, technologists and producers colliding and playing to create and develop all kinds of joyful digital, personal and tangible experiences.


Stepping into Virtual Reality - where to begin?

Posted on Wed 28 Aug 2019

This is the second in a series of articles, commissioned by Watershed & Arts Council England, to act as a resource for artists looking to work with art and emerging technologies in the South West.