Born in Great Yarmouth in 1986, Jonathan P. Watts is an artist, writer and occasional curator based in Norwich. With Ben Brett he co-runs the artist-led contemporary art gallery Josey.
Jonathan co-runs tier_plus music festival. He DJs and produces electronic music as helterhelter and is part of the Stray Dogs crew. He is a member of the ‘even‘ working group that is seeking to establish a permanent venue in Norwich for experimental music, moving image and performance.
Jonathan is a Tutor (Research) in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art, London where is also currently undertaking a PGCert in Creative Education.
In October 2023 Jonathan began a PhD at Norwich University of the Arts on EASTinternational, an annual open submission exhibition that occurred from 1991–2009 at Norfolk Institute of Art & Design (today Norwich University of the Arts).