Artist - David Shearing

The Weather Machine - Tom Joy [ AR5A6831 ]

David teaches in the UK and Internationally.  He has led workshops at the Prague Quadrennial, Royal College of Art, Queen Mary University of London, University of Leeds (2009-2018) University of Birmingam, University of Surrey, University of Winchester and is a Lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


Leeds Confidentials, Interview with David Shearing, INCREDIBLE THINGS,

East Street Arts, Interview, ‘Christmas with us’,

Blouin Art, ‘The Weather Cafe responses to the emotional climate of the city’

Yorkshire Evening Post, ‘The Weather Cafe First Look Video’, (2016)

Huffington Post, Immersive Theatre: David Shearing ‘The Weather Machine’, (2015)

BBC NEWS, ‘Is London the capital of new escapism?, (2014)

IdeasTaps, ‘Sky Academy Scholarship Interview’ (2014)

World Stage Design Announcement, School of Performance and Cultural Industries. 

Culture Vulture, ‘and it all comes down to this… preview’ (2012)


Shearing, D (2018), ‘An Ecological Approach to Performance Design’, Journal for the Society of British Theatre Designers, Issue 2.

Shearing, D, (2017), ‘Audience Immersion, Mindfulness and the Experience of Scenography’, in McKinney JE; Palmer SD (eds.), Scenography Expanded: An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design.  Performance and Design.  London: Bloomsbury Methuen.

Shearing, D (2015), ‘Audience Immersion and the Experience of Scenography’ (PhD), University of Leeds.

Shearing, D (2015), ‘The Weather of Scenography’, Journal for the Society of British Theatre Designers, Issue 2.

Shearing, D, (2015) ‘Immersive theatre: the voyeur within‘, in Rodosthenous G (eds.)  Theatre as Voyeurism: The Pleasure(s) of watching. Palgrave Macmillan (2015)

Shearing, D (2014), ‘Scenographic Landscapes’, Studies in Theatre and Performance, Routledge  pp 1-15, 

Shearing, D (2013), ‘This rise of immersive theatre puts design in the spotlight’, World Stage Design,