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 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.


2014 MARKS WATT SPACE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

11 – 28 September

The formal anniversary celebration will be a curated exhibition of works by ex-students from over the twenty five years, who have now established reputations as artists nationally and internationally. A catalogue will be produced to promote the exhibition and it  will include 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.

Any enquiries can be directed to Penny Finnigan, the current Manager of Watt Space, on 02 49215188.

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


Current Exhibitions

21 August - 7 September 2014

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2014 Annual Student Art Prize, curated by 2014 Watt Space Gallery Assistant Gillian Adamson.

Students were asked to respond to the idea that we, as human beings, are alive for a short time on this planet. We are all individual beings, but are connected through life and death, and the ephemeral joys and sorrows in between.

Major prize sponsored by Uon Services Ltd: a $2,500 traveling scholarship, which was awarded to Andrew Styan. Two Highly Commended cash prizes sponsored by Port Waratah Coal Services and Chris & Helen Ford were awarded to Hugh Grant and Bree Rooney and the Impetus award sponsored by Sign-A-Rama to Ben Kenning. Congratulations to the prizes winners and all exhibitors who responded to the theme.

Thank you to Tilse's Apple Truck Cider for their generous contribution of cider for the opening.

 


 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 Pit.air image

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 musiciansThe Tone Collective.
Artist Ian Burns work created as part of his residency will continue to show in the Pit.


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