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Watt Space Gallery

Contemporary and dynamic, Watt Space operates in the University’s Newcastle City precinct in an award winning re-purposed civic building, Northumberland House. Its heritage facade opens to industrial style galleries within, designed by UON alumnus Andrew Donaldson.

This year Watt Space is celebrating 30 years as an inspirational cultural hub for our students and community. In 2019 the gallery welcomes an extended student internship program to support its exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions.

Watt Space Gallery

Photo: Danielle Minett


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE EXHIBITION LAUNCH OF TWO EXHIBITIONS BY ACADEMIC STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE'S SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

OPENING THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 2019 AT 6PM


DEAD MATTER
MICHAEL CHAPMAN | BETH GEORGE | NICHOLAS FLATMAN | NICHOLAS FOULCHER

“We fight the battle with the drawings on the wall” - Alvin Boyarsky

Michael Chapman, Beth George, Nicholas Flatman and Nicholas Foulcher are academic staff at the University of Newcastle's School of Architecture and Built Environment.

EXHIBITION DATES 9 TO 20 OCTOBER 2019

Image courtesy of the artists


GLITCH: PRACTICING IMPROPER PRODUCTION IN ARCHITECTURE
NICHOLAS FLATMAN (PHD)

This exhibition presents an innovative and integrated body of creative research, through a combination of theoretical research, built projects and speculative design. Nicholas Flatman’s research is an inquiry into glitches - a process that disrupts the conventional production of information that are usually accidental variations of digital processes, creating unexpected and often destructive outcomes. His creative practice explores the way glitches can be deliberately and methodically integrated into a design process, in order to produce unexpected and unconventional outcomes, and to question the centrality of form and program in contemporary architecture.

Flatman explores the use of glitches across a range of scales and complexities, from the personal, to the residential, to the urban, to the communal and the hypothetical. While the use of glitches has been an important creative process in adjacent fields like art and music, its systematic use in architecture is relatively new and Flatman’s work reframes the role of glitches as a deliberate and reproducible architectural design process, with an endless array of possibilities that question the prevalent modes of architectural production and regulation.

EXHIBITION DATES 9 TO 20 OCTOBER 2019

Image courtesy of Nicholas Flatman