Artistic Commissions

myShakespeare has commissioned a series of artists to create new work.  Their work can be seen in the Gallery and the artists will blog their ideas, processes and questions over the course of the World Shakespeare Festival.

Will Power

Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer. His drama “Fetch Clay, Make Man” had its world premiere at the McCarter Theatre Center (upcoming New York run 2013). Power’s adaptation of the Greek tragedy Seven Against Thebes, retitled “The Seven,” enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run at the New York Theater Workshop in 2006 and The La Jolla Playhouse in 2008. His solo show FLOW was featured in the Hip Hop Theater Festival before touring nationally and internationally to critical acclaim.

Kate Tempest

Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells (1962) is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment with whom he has directed, devised, and occasionally performed in, dozens of critically acclaimed performance works that have been shown at major festivals and theatres around the world. He is currently Professor of Performance Writing at Sheffield University.

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins – MA Communication Design Students – An art college and cultural centre in one, Central Saint Martins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates.  Central Saint Martins has an outstanding reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Fundamental to study at the College are experimentation, innovation, risk-taking, questioning and discovery, within a highly supportive learning environment, no matter which discipline studied.

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa works in a wide range of media, which include installation, sound, video, photography, printmaking and drawing.  Recent exhibitions and screenings include: I Like Inside, O Like Outside (Vienna International Film Festival, AT), Chewing The Scenery (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, IT), Nothing Personal (Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR), Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon (Serpentine Gallery, London, GB), Públicos y Contrapúblicos (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, ES) and Whose Map Is It? New Mapping by Artists (Institute of International Visual Art, London, GB).

Wolukau-Wanambwa is currently a Fine Art Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (NL) and has recently been awarded a research fellowship by the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (GB).

Tom Uglow

Tom Uglow started Google’s Creative Lab in Europe and now works in Sydney, Australia on exploratory projects and creative ideas that help connect Google, Android and YouTube with users. Previous projects included campaigns such as Art Project, Life in a Day, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, & Space Lab as well as working with charities and cultural groups around the world. He tweets as @tomux, writes two blogs, has presented on the BBC’s Culture Show, is an RCA mentor, a member of the D&AD Executive and the European Internet Week Council.


Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes is a UK based, MoMA exhibited artist, designer, author, maker and the founder of Beep Industries. Before founding Beep Industries he was the Creative Director of magneticNorth for eleven years, leading the team there to realise digital design solutions for clients that included BBC, Diesel, Reuters, Astra Zeneca, Kellogs, Fox Kids, Channel 4, Arup and Coca-Cola. In 2009 he was listed among the top twenty web designers in the world by .Net magazine and was featured in the “Design Icon” series in Computer Arts.




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