Will

Will Simpson is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the north of England whose work fluctuates between theatre, installation art, print, virtual reality and public space.

studio@willsimpson.co

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In the past I've made films about other artists such as Rana Begum, Karla Black, Sir Anthony Caro, Anish Kapoor and Roger Hiorns for people like the BBC, Channel 4 and the Arts Council Collection. Most recently I had the opportunity to work on the incredibly poignant film, A Day in the Life of Coronavirus Britain by Candour TV for Channel 4 which you can still watch over on 4oD now.

I also design projections for stage shows. Most notably the critically acclaimed West End production of The Kite Runner. The show has seen two successful West End runs and three national tours including a run at Dubai Opera House.

Other video design and projection work has appeared in shows such as; Living Lakes in New York and Michigan; Rocky Das Musical (Stuttgart, Stage Entertainment); Derren Brown - Miracle (National tour); Theatre of Illumination (Light Night Leeds), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Richard III and Charlie Peace (Nottingham Playhouse); the award winning adaptation of Of Mice and Men by Mike Kenny (Mind the Gap); Clockwork (National Theatre); Mapping the City (Slunglow); The Mamba (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Piano Circus – Trilogies (Kings Place).

One of my favourite projection projects has been Theatre of Illumination, which was commissioned by Leeds Inspired for Light Night Leeds and seen by an audience of over 30,000 people during the course of its one night performance.

I have an endless curiosity to play and experiment. Trying new things and often failing over and over at the many things that interest me. Current explorations include augmented, virtual and mixed reality artwork, the technologies that enable them and their impact on people, creative economies and the natural world.

I am also currently trying to play and learn the piano,