Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland


Annual Review Selection Panel

Introducing the DAS Annual Review selection panel

We are delighted to announce Daria Jelonek and Simon Poulter as our selection panel for the inaugural DAS Annual Review.

Daria and Simon will select a body of work by artists who have participated in the DAS Home Residency between February 2018 and January 2019. The exhibition will take place in the Golden Thread Gallery's Project Space in March 2019. We are looking forward to seeing the panel's final selection and to working with the artists and the Golden Thread Gallery to install an amazing show!

About Daria and Simon:

Daria Jelonek ( is a media artist, designer and researcher who’s work is situated in the field of interaction design and immersive art installations, with a focus on the relationship between nature and technology with special regards to the matter of light. Daria gained a Masters in Information Experience Design in from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017 and subsequently co-founded the art & design collective Above&Below with Perry-James Sugden.

Her artworks have been widely exhibited at cultural institutes including the Royal Academy, ICA London, Photophore - Spazio Ridotto, Venice, the Royal College of Art, Hima Art Space, Shanghai and the International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen.

She has given talks about the intersection of art, technology and nature at cultural and technical institutes such as the V&A, London, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Imperial College and Royal College of Art, London, WIRED, Japan, Retune Festival, Berlin and London Design Week.

Simon Poulter ( has worked within the art and technology sector for twenty years, establishing a national profile both as an artist and curator, working with all of the UK’s leading art and technology organisations.

He is Director of Collusion, based in Cambridge, an art and technology organisation developing a three year programme of projects in the wider Cambridge area.

He has developed business plans and programme for FACT, Coventry Biennial and AND Festival. He is an Arts Council of England assessor.

Simon is a regular speaker and contributor at arts events and has contributed talks for Hello Culture, Furtherfield and DCMS. Working with Sophie Mellor as Close and Remote, he has completed a number of large scale commissions across the UK, including We Are What We Are for Creative Barking and Dagenham, Lost Characters for Sefton Borough Council/The Atkinson and Zone for FACT/Mersey Forest.

Principal Funder: Arts Council of Northern Ireland

design & development