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.

Watt Space has acted as an inspirational cultural hub for our students and community for almost 30 years. In 2018 the gallery welcomes a new, talented student committee and an extended student internship program to support its exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions.

Watt Space Gallery

Photo: Danielle Minett

Current Exhibition
5- 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

PERIPHERIES: Research in Architecture
and the Built Environment

This exhibition explores the peripheries of creative practice research in Architecture and the Built Environment, and the way that these edges impact on cities, regions, populations, disciplines, universities, environments and futures. It will feature work across a diverse array of domains in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, and includes projects from postgraduate students, staff and supervisors within the school who are engaged with creative practice research. The work explores new relationships to knowledge, practice, process and method, and seeks to develop new audiences and conversations about architecture and the built environment, both now and in the future. The exhibition coincides with Exquisite Drawing Machines by Timothy Burke, which is a body of work completed as part of the examination of his PhD in Architecture.

Watt Space will also host the bi-annual Creative Practice Research Intensive (14-16th September), which will include PhD examinations, confirmations and in-progress reviews across the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at UON.