28 Jan - 15 Feb 2009
Young and Modern
The Loading Dock, Loading Zone, Long Room and Media Space
Exhibitions opened by Lisa Slade, Art Theory Lecturer,University of Newcastle, on Thursday 29 January at 7pm.
Lauren Campbell, Lanelle Lee Chin, Kristy Davies, Nichole Goodyer, Deborah Hall, Vanessa McCurry, Lana Mansfield, Jeanette Millington, Taliha Peacock, Eleanor Preisig, Stephanie Rundle, Eva Simm.
Curated by Nichole Goodlad, Deborah Hall and Eleanor Preisig 2D and 3D.
Twelve innovative young ladies, fine art students up and coming with a multi-disciplinary approach in a new and colourful art world. Nichole Goodlad
Clipse Chan - The Locker Room
There are many things happening in one second around the world and most of the time, things happen without us noticing. In this photography exhibition by Clipse Chan, she has used her camera to capture the unknown beauty of humanity in her daily life. With this exhibition Clipse hopes that her observations can re-open the eyes of others so that they more closely observe things that happen around them. Clipse Chan
Young & Evolving
Jo Dyer - The Pit
Expanding upon the abstract mixed media works from my Individuation series, young & evolving incorporates techniques derived from childhood activities that explore new textural possibilities with acrylic paint. I believe that experimentation is the foundation of insightful artwork. In my art-making practice it is not my intention to completely dictate the creative process for there is too much beauty in the spontaneous mark that bears a fragile likeness to a petal, a vein, a feather. Jo Dyer
Sssh ... it's a secret
Christine Hill - The Hoist
My works are a reflection on social behaviour and comment on contemporary society. Recently I have become interested in the power of art as a therapeutic tool able to aid and improve the holistic health of those in need. This work invades the room and the audience as if the secrets themselves contained in the work are posing questions such as "If a secret is told, is it still a secret ?", "Is telling a secret anonymously going to help one let go of what they have kept undisclosed ?" I hope that those who have participated in this work by donating their secrets can reflect on their life, choices and behaviours. This particular work was inspired by Frank Warren and his Post secret series. Christine Hill
Watt Space is funded by the UoN Services Limited and supported by the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music at the University of Newcastle. All associated images and information copyright © the artists, Watt Space & the University of Newcastle, Australia. Building images © Roger Hanley