Celebrating Watt Space's 25th Anniversary and Newcastle, the magnificent Art City! The free exhibition will run from 7 - 25 May.

Art City

Start Date Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 09:00 am
End Date Sunday, 25 May 2014, 05:00 pm
Description

Celebrating Watt Space's 25th Anniversary and Newcastle, the magnificent Art City! The free exhibition will run from 7 - 25 May.

To celebrate this important occasion, Watt Space will be hosting two important events.

7 – 25 May: Art City... The Watt Space Open Show will this year style itself on the postcard shows that the inaugural Director Pippa Robinson used to stage during 1990s.

Entry to the exhibition is open to anyone who has ever had an involvement with the Gallery, whether as a staff member or a student.

The theme of the exhibition is ART CITY to commemorate the important art community broadsheet that was published at the time. The Watt Space Committee will be recreating a modern version of this magazine in conjunction with the exhibition.

The opening and presentation of prizes on Thursday 8 May at 6.30pm will be a reunion, with refreshments and entertainment, and the chance to catch up with friends. Please come if you can.

  • There will be a three tiered birthday cake created by artist Kylie Moore.
  • Music will be provided by the ensemble
  • Judges are artist Peter Gardiner and Curator at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Meryl Ryan.

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

The exhibition celebrating Watt Space's 25th birthday showcases the variety and breadth of art practice in the city. As well as work by current students, there are works from staff and previous students. Join Watt Space at the opening for the allocation of prizes and a birthday cake!

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.

RSVP Wednesday. 7 May 2014