25 Watt, curated by Watt Space Manager Penny Finnigan, was exhibited at the gallery from 11 – 28 September 2014, celebrating the first twenty five years of the gallery's life with the works of nineteen artists who showed at Watt Space as students and have since established national and international careers. The exhibiting artists were: Penelope Benton, Deidre Brollo, Ian Burns, Stephen Garrett, Linsey Gosper, Lucas Grogan, Susan Jacobs, Chris Langlois, Ken O'Regan, Izabela Pluta, Niomi Sands, Alexia Sinclair, Braddon Snape, Peter Speight (dcd) Julie squires, Catherine and Jennifer Strutt, Shan Turner-Carroll, Ahn Wells and Ashley Whamond.
The accompanying catalogue included essays by previous Directors, plus arts administrators Nick Mitzevich, Trish Flanagan, Anna Scobie, Gillian Shaw and Warren Taylor 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.