Bring Your Own Future

HOME Slough and Close and Remote present



Bring Your Own Future is HOME Slough’s first major artist commission, this new project, taking place in Autumn 2017, will explore the way we see our home town through watercolours and virtual reality. 

Using Google TiltBrush, which enables users to paint extraordinary virtual worlds, and traditional watercolour paints, Close and Remote will work with local people to look at the town from a fresh perspective. 

Having discovered surprising similarities between the way people paint watercolours and paint in VR, this new commission will blend one of the oldest art mediums with one of the newest. Together with a core group of residents the artists will create a new virtual reality experience of Slough. The team will work all over the town centre including shopping centres, supermarkets, pubs and parks to create an extraordinary virtual world made using watercolour techniques. It will feel like stepping into a painting.

With playfully creative pop-up activities this core group will then share their own learnings and experiences with members of the public with ‘Guerrilla Watercolour Actions’ with artists appearing in the most unusual places. These public events for budding painters of all ages, abilities and experiences will take place across the town centre throughout the Autumn. Keep an eye out on this page for upcoming sessions. 

The project will culminate in an exhibition of work created all over Slough and will be shared with the town in a final event and exhibition in January 2018.

If you are interested in being part of our core team please email 


Saturday 21 October, 11am – 5pm

The Slough Watercolour Challenge, The Curve, Slough

HOME Slough and Close & Remote invite you to discover Slough through watercolour and virtual reality.

Have you ever looked at Slough through the eyes of an artist? Well, here’s your chance.

Sophie Mellor and Simon Poulter will be hosting a series of events for budding painters of all ages, all abilities and all experience, using the beauty of watercolour and the exciting opportunities of virtual reality, to find new ways of seeing our home town. 

Come down, grab a brush and get creative!

It is FREE and all materials will be provided.


Find out more on the Bring Your Own Future website