Culture Lab Newcastle

Staff Profile

Tim Shaw

Lecturer in Digital Media


Tim Shaw is an artist working with sound, light and communication media. Presenting work through performances, installations and sound walks, Tim is interested in how affective environments can be constructed or explored using a diverse range of techniques and technologies. Working with field recordings, electronics, video, synthesis, sound objects, self-made hardware and DIY software his practice creatively appropriates communication technologies to explore how these devices change the way we experience the world. He presents work in galleries, festivals, museums, through residencies and cultural events both nationally and internationally. 

Collaboration plays a central role in his approach, he has been lucky enough to make artistic work with Chris Watson, Phill Niblock, John Bowers, John Richards (Dirty Electronics), Tetsuya Umeda, Jacek Smolicki and Sébastien Piquemal.
Recently his work has been presented at Der Blöde Dritte Mittwoch, Vienna (2022), Tresor, Linz (2022), Jeanne Barrett, Marseille (2021), Piksel, Bergen (2021), Sonic Protest, Paris (2021), NNOI, Brandenburg (2021), Cafe OTO, London (2021), Lokal INT, Biel (2021), LUFF, Lausanne (2020), Cave12, Geneva (2020), Novas Frequencias, Rio de Janeiro (2019),, Moscow (2019) CAMP, France (2019), Arnolfini, Bristol (2018) Experimental Intermedia, New York (2018), Brighton Dome (2018), New Ear Festival, New York (2018), History of Bosnia Museum, Sarajevo (2018), ARC, Switzerland (2018), bb14, Linz (2017), Stereolux, Nantes (2016), Baltic, Gateshead (2017), Touch Radio (2016) FACT Liverpool (2016), Eastern Bloc, Montreal (2016) and The Wired Lab, New South Wales, Australia (2016).

His artworks, recordings and writings have been featured in The Guardian, Arte Tracks, Neural, BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, We Make Money Not Art, Touch Radio, The British Music Collection, The Field Recording Show,, Alphr, Its Nice That, SHAPE and The Space.

- In 2019 Tim was selected for SHAPE (Sound and Heterogeneous Arts Platform Europe).

- Tim is the co-curator of the Walking Festival of Sound.

- Tim holds a PhD in Digital Media from Culture Lab, Newcastle University.