Watt Space Gallery

For nearly 30 years and 30,000 students, Watt Space has provided an inspirational cultural hub for our students and community.

Contemporary and dynamic, Watt Space operates in the university’s Newcastle precinct in an award winning re-purposed civic building, Northumberland House. The heritage façade expands to internal industrial style galleries designed by UON alumnus Andrew Donaldson.

2018 sees Watt Space with a new student committee and an extended student internship program to support the exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions.

Watt Space Gallery Photo credit: Danielle Minett

Current Exhibitions

21 February - 11 March 2018

Opening Launch

Thursday 22 February from 6:30pm


Megan McCarthy
Fractured Feminism

Fractured Feminism questions the divide between the Feminine and the diverse ideas of Feminism. It represents shattered illusions and stands as a metaphor of resilience and strength.


Libby Eckersley 
Preparations and De-articulations

Preparations and de-articulations has the artist working in the context of the gallery space and its visitors to research how these interations inform decision making and information processing.


Courtney Heffernan
Fanciful Notions

Courtney Heffernan investigates childhood rituals, myths and legends that are the essence of human experience, and explores imagination through the rediscovery of story telling.


Annika Thurbon 
I do look like this, I don't look like this

An exhibition of self-portraits that explore my warped perception of self and the way my mind and my body change from week to week.