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The celebrated and longest running student gallery in Australia, Watt Space Gallery continues to excite audiences through its diverse and dynamic calendar. Located in the heart of Newcastle in the award winning re-purposed Northumberland House, designed by our esteemed University alumnus Andrew Donaldson, Watt Space remains a centre for contemporary ideas.

Since its establishment in 1989, Watt Space has been a community leader in innovation and creative experimentation. Through engagement with contemporary issues and artistic practices, Watt Space has a proud legacy featuring a host of talented emerging and established cross-disciplinary artists and curators. Watt Space continues to challenge, inspire and inform with an ever-changing program of innovative creative endeavours.

Watt Space Gallery is committed to its long history of student professional development opportunities and is continually evolving to best serve our student community. Since its inception, Watt Space has embedded an extended student internship program across a diverse range of disciplines. Our student internship placements challenge students to step outside their comfort zone, inspire new ways of thinking and acquire practical, transferable workplace skills in a supportive and fast-paced environment.

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