The final exhibitions at Watt Space in Watt Street featuring work by Lili-Ann Berg, Belinda Street, Julie Tilse, Anna Ephraim and Marianne Ireland close on 19 August.

Watt Space Long Room in 1996
The Long Room at the new Watt Space location at University House being renovated.

On Friday 23 August 1996 Watt Space at University House opens with the eclectics, a group show by VAMPS, the Visual Arts, Multi-media and Performance Society of the University of Newcastle. The opening night featured music, opera, poetry, performance and was opened by Su Cruickshank.

Watt Space hosts the 6th Annual Student Acquisitive Art Prize, formerly held in the Shortland Union, later in the year. This annual prize is sponsored by the Universiity of Newcastle Union Limited with total prize-money of $2,500.

The Union makes the position of Director of Watt Space full-time.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.