Watt Space is the University of Newcastle's student art gallery. We invite the public to visit our exhibitions and support our emerging artists.


Watt Space Gallery

Watt Space, the University of Newcastle's student art gallery, is an activity of UoN Services, also known as "the U". It is a place of inspiration and experience for our students - a place where they can engage with the community through their art. We welcome the public to visit our exhibitions and opening events and support our emerging student artists.

Current Exhibition

25 Watt

Celebrating Watt Space's 25th Birthday

11 – 28 September

2014 celebrates Watt Space, The University of Newcastle Students' Art Gallery, 25th anniversary. Our major event to commemorate this milestone is a curated exhibition of works by artists who showed at the Gallery as students and now have national and international reputations.
A catalogue has been produced by designer Warren Taylor to promote the exhibition and it includes essays by some of the key players over the years, and also biographies of ex-exhibitors who are now art administrators rather than art makers  - though some still do both.

Exhibiting artists:

Penelope Benton

Deidre Brollo

Ian Burns

Stephen Garrett

Linsey Gosper

Lucas Grogran

Susan Jacobs

Chris Langlois

Ken O'Regan

Izabela Pluta

Niomi Sands

Alexia Sinclair

Braddon Snape

Peter Speight

Julie Squires

Catherine and Jennifer Strutt

Shan Turner-Carroll

Ahn Wells

Ashley Whamond

View the Newcastle Herald's article about Ian Burns' work here.

View the Watt Space 25th Anniversary edition of Art City magazine here.

The 2014 Artist in Residence Program

For 2014, our artist in residence program will present performative works by artists Emilie Jeine Amaryllis, Jess Kellar, Kim Saberton, Lalam Bharath Satya Tejasri and musicians The Tone Collective.

Artist Ian Burns' work created as part of his residency will continue to show in the Pitair image

See more information on our latest exhibitions and opening events.

Gallery opening hours

Watt Space Gallery is open from 11am – 5pm  Wednesday to Sunday or by appointment.UoN services