Hollywood Hills by Mark Watkins
11.8″x33″; analogue collage on board. Courtesy of the artist.


Mark Watkins: Jetlag

at Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
11 March-1 June 2024

Time is constant, well-spent, wasted, lost, gained and unforgiving.
Time slows down, speeds up, drags, slips by, and waits for no one.

The central theme of “Jetlag” explores singular moments in time, time passing, the experience of discovery as we travel through time and the idea that time itself connects us all. This exhibition features new, larger scale collage where the process is deliberately spontaneous and intuitive, each piece of work recording a personal journey of discovery resulting in a physical record of how time has been spent.

14.45 from the “Turbulence” series by Mark Watkins
15″x9.8″; analogue collage on card. Courtesy of the artist.

Mark Watkins began making collage in 2012 and now has an established practice which has seen his work exhibited throughout the United Kingdom. His work has also been selected for collage exhibitions in Italy, Finland and Colombia.

His analog collage reflects upon and makes observations about the transient, fragile and sometimes absurd nature of human existence. He works with vintage source material, juxtaposing and layering disparate and often discarded fragments to create new narratives.

(text adapted from material provided by the venue and the artist)


Brewhouse Arts Centre
Union Street
Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1AA, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1283 508100

Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM