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 exhibitions

26 March - 13 April

Ceramics Showcase 2013

Ulterior Connections co-ordinated by Michaela Swan

Street Stories - Tim Buchanon

The Mad Scientist's Study - Emma Collins

Mixed Media - Natalie Engdahl

Watt Space Open Show

7 May - 25 May

Watt Space 25th Anniversary Open Show

The statistic that Newcastle has more artists per capita than any other city in Australia has been bandied around for years now. The theme of this year's Open Show is a celebration of this unique cultural environment.

We do not want (only) images of the city. On the contrary, the exhibition will showcase the variety and breadth of art practice in the city. Works can have any subject matter, and be in any medium, but are restricted to A4 or 3D equivalent.

This is an exhibition to celebrate Watt Space's 25th Birthday and anyone who has ever had any involvement with the Gallery, whether staff or students, is invited to participate. There will be a birthday cake and lots of prizes!

Entry forms available on the Watt Space Facebook page or from the gallery or office.

Download the Open Show poster (1.19MB)


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