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.


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

18 June - 6 July 2014

I come from Newie/ Nuie

Thadeous Ikihega

Photographs and drawings by Thadeous Ikihega referencing his Polynesian Culture.

Urban Life

Co-ordinated by Kim Saberton

A group photography exhibition.

Mystic Dreams

Charmaine Harvey

Mixed media works by Charmaine Harvey that explore what makes us who we are.


Courtney Mathieson

Courtney Mathieson explores street, surf and skate art culture.

Presence; Absence

Douglas Webb

Douglas Webb explores species currently threatened with extinction.

2014 UoN Service Ltd Annual Student Art Prize


The theme for the Annual Student Art Prize is Bloom.

Entries close Thursday 7th August. Exhibition runs from 21st August - 7th September.

First prize is a $2500 traveling scholarship sponsored by Uon Serviced Ltd.

Opening night Thursday 21st August.

Curated by 2014 Watt Space Gallery Assistant Gillian Adamson.

Download the entry form here.


 The 2014 Artist in Residence Program

AIR Poster

Students will establish a studio in the Gallery where they will work and display their results. This will coincide with the This Is Not Art Festival.

The studios should have an interactive aspect to encourage public participation. Performance art is welcome.

There are up to 10 studio spaces available, and the program runs from 1st - 12th October 2014, with the opening night on Thursday 2nd October at 6:30pm.

For more information visit facebook.com/WattSpaceGallery or see Penny Finnigan in her office on campus.

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