Watt Decade, curated by Watt Space Director Penny Metham, is exhibited at the gallery from 29 September - 19 October, celebrating the first ten years of the gallery's life with the works of fifteen current artists who took their first steps as developing artists at Watt Space.
The artists are: Samantha Arnull, Peter Barnes, Sandra Burgess, Sandra Minter Caldwell, Emil Goh, Martin Hodge, Chris Langlois, David Middlebrook, Darrin Morgan. Faye Neilsen, Niomi Sands, Natalie Sherring, Warrren Taylor, Dan Zero, Vera Zolumovski.
The accompanying catalogue included essays by Ross Woodrow, Pippa Robinson, Nick Mitzevich, Jody Watts, Apo Wu and Ian Burns which reflected their involvement and observations of Watt Space since 1989.
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.