Dane Watkins current resume

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The most playful survey ever!, Arnolfini
To complement the Grayson Perry exhibition Arnolfini collaborated with artist and researcher Dane Watkins to create a dynamic and animated digital survey.


PhD, Falmouth University
The value of playfulness in surveys


Augmenting Impact, Falmouth University
Researching the long tail of performance
Supercrafted, Falmouth University
Development of platform for micro-craft business

Residencies and Commissions


City Life , Mercurial Wrestler, CIC, Taunton, UK


Glass manifestations and Mural , Filwood Business Park, Bristol, UK
The Pencil Line, Artists Website, UK


Bristol City Council Dashboard design, UK
Turbulence Commission, USA
SoLa interface design Western Power, UK
Interactive installation The Public, West Brom, UK
Networks social media platform Creativity Works, UK


ISIS residency, Newcastle
You and Your Work Commission, Bristol
KWMC residency , Bristol


Infographics and data visualisation 3e houses project, Bristol, UK
DodoLab commission, Ontario, Canada
UnLtd grant, Bristol


1 year Science City Bristol Residency at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol, UK.


Somerset Arts 'thrive' commission, Somerset, UK.


3 year commission to create a Digital trail Guide to the Blackdown Hills for Forestry Commission, Somerset, UK.


Render Commission, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada.
Cywaith Cymru Commission, Galeri Caernarfon, Wales.


Artist in Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, USA.
New Eyes Commission, Blackdown Hills AONB, Somerset, England.


Artist in Residence, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Ogaki, Japan.
gage05 Festival Commission, Hull Time Based Arts, England.


Fire Station Commission, Tyne & Wear Fire Service, England.
Clark Digital Bursary, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, England.
exStream Residency, Hull Time Based Arts, England.
Individual Artist Award, Arts Council England, South West, England.


European Media Artist Residency, Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V., Germany.
Radiator 02 Commission, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, England.
Reflective Practitioner Bursary, South West Arts, England.


Burning Bush 2, Web Commission, New Media Scotland, Scotland.


Lead Artist

2011 Whose Data?a series of artist residencies that explore new and innovative ways in which live data can be visualised to benefit local people, for Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol.



2005 Animation and Interactivity, Plymouth University, England.
2003—2004 Animation and Interactivity, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, England.


Digital Media Trainer

2000—2003 PVA MediaLab, Bridport, England.


Artist Faclilitator

2000—2004 LabCulture PVA, Bridport, England.
LabCulture venues include, Artsway New Forest, Vivid Birmingham,PVA MediaLab Bridport, Lighthouse Brighton, The Watershed Bristol, The Eden Project Cornwall



1990—1993, BA, Graphic Design, John Moores University Liverpool, England.
1989—1990, Foundation in Art and Design, Shelley Park Bournemouth, England.

Exhibitions, Presentations and Screenings


'Digital Trail Guide to the Blackdown Hills' Somerset, England.
'What type of cloud are you' survey Arnolfini mash-up, England.
'Empty days' Experimenta 2009, Bangalore, India.


'Blue Circles' survey University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
email survey of Spark, CBC radio program, Canada.
'The Call of the Dead'
selected for chico.art.net annual international juried online exhibition, California, USA.


'Empty Days' exhibited at 1.3 Festival of Video and New Media Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
email survey of Galeri Caernarfon, Wales.
'Partly Cloudy'
exhibited at The Brewhouse, Taunton, England.
'The Call of the Dead'
Multimedia prize Avanca '07, Portugal
'Drawing and Animation in the Digital Environment'
presented at University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Canada.
'The Call of the Dead'
a 'Tugboat presents:' exhibition in the Bemis Underground, Omaha, USA.
'Human Mutations'
presented at Art Talk, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, USA.


'New Forms of Narrative in Digital Art' presented at Digiville, Brighton, England.
'City Running' drawings exhibited at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, England.
'Index of Animated Objects'
presented at Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, England.


'officious' exhibited at CAFKA 05, Canada.
exhibited at Popping Pixels, USA.
'animated objects' exhibited 404 Festival, Argentina.
'Index of Animated Objects' exhibited at IAMAS, Japan.


'Index of Animated Objects' presented at the 3rd Whitby Conference, England.
'Portraits' presented at LabCulture Symposium, Bridport, England.
exhibited at the Engine Room, Bridgwater, England.
exhibited at the EICH Gallery, Hull, England.
'autoerotic' exhibited at Watershed, Bristol, England.


'Empty Days' presented at d-motion, Halle, Germany.
exhibited at Stills Gallery, Scotland.
'TargetArt' exhibited at PraterTheatre, Berlin, Germany.
exhibited at Radiator 02, Nottingham, England.
Free-fall exhibition at Peterborough Museum, England.


'help' exhibited at Web Racket show, DeCordova Museum, Massachusetts, USA.
featured on Boston CyberArts on-line Gallery, USA.
'handycom' selected as a Di-Da Web page for arteleku.net, Spain.
'Handy Hands'
exhibited in the garage festival, Germany.
'Handy Hands'
exhibited at LA Freewaves, USA.


'them' exhibited at Transmediale, Germany.
shortlisted for the virose links award, Portugal.
'Machine Corporation'
featured in ‘inflect’, Canberra Centre for Writing, Australia.
'him' shortlisted for the eliterature 2001 poetry awards, USA.
published in Eastgate Systems Ltd Reading Room, USA.
'him' shortlisted for the Lite Show, Boston CyberArts Festival, USA.


'help' published in Eastgate Systems Ltd Reading Room, USA.