6 - 29 MARCH 2020
COMMUNE WITH NATURE
|OPENING HOURS 2020|
Wednesday-Friday: 11am - 5pm
1 APRIL - 3 MAY 2020
TRUTH: THEN / NOW / EVERYWHEN
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE EXHIBITION LAUNCH FRIDAY 3 APRIL FROM 5:30PM
Exploring ideas around truth-telling, brutality and the story of Australia’s past - on the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia in 1770 - the exhibition presents artworks by contemporary Aboriginal artists whose works challenge both the way we approach and tell our history and the very notion of art itself.
In ways that are innovative, poetic and generous, these works transcend the stories of then and now, and instead inhabit the everywhen: an ever-present time that is constantly regenerated.
Curated by Matt Dickson and Deborah Sims.
|PREVIOUSLY AT WATT SPACE|
7 DECEMBER 2019 - 4 MARCH 2020
WAITING FOR EQUALITY
Waiting for Equality is an exhibition that brings together archival and contemporary material focusing on LGBTQI+ history and the YES vote for same sex marriage as it occurred in the Newcastle and Hunter region.
20 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER 2019
Architecture students from the University of Newcastle have the opportunity to step out of the studio and into the global classroom. An underlying social agenda joins them as students use their architectural skills to analyse, document, communicate, design and educate.
This exhibition, organised by Master of Architecture students, showcases the work of six global electives located in Alice Springs, Slovenia, Nepal, France, New Zealand and Hill End.
13 - 17 NOVEMBER 2019
Now in its second year, Festival X is a culmination of student’s work in the areas of design, animation, communication, theatre, music and film.
Held over five days and featuring more than twenty unique events, the students will be making their mark in performances, exhibitions and screenings, celebrating their achievements and showcasing years of dedication to their craft.
Experience the emerging creative talent that exists in the heart of the beautiful city of Newcastle
23 OCTOBER - 10 NOVEMBER 2019
NOTEWORTHY: A COLLECTION OF ORDINARY LIVES
Barbie Procobis’ PhD research examines the sentiments of ephemerality and permanence. The exhibition contemplates the methods and motivations to keep or discard and the impact that such actions may have in our everyday experiences, with particular emphasis on found manuscripts of unknown writers.
9 - 20 OCTOBER 2019
GLITCH: PRACTICING IMPROPER PRODUCTION IN ARCHITECTURE
Nicholas Flatman’s PhD 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.
9 - 20 OCTOBER 2019
DEAD MATTER is an exhibition by academic staff from the University of Newcastle School of Architecture and Built Environment
4 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2019
The 2019 Student Art Prize presents works that inject art into an object and an object into art. Objectify challenges practice as a prescribed object becomes subject matter to be interpreted across multiple media.
The Friends of the University of Newcastle are generously sponsoring two Acquisitive Student Art Prizes of $1,000 each. Other major prizes include the $1,500 Penny Finnigan Memorial Prize and the $800 University Art Collection Award.
7 AUGUST- 1 SEPTEMBER 2019
In partnership with the Newcastle Music Festival, Watt Space Gallery will be holding the exhibition
Fused. Fused will bring together an interdisciplinary fuse of media and music with image and sound working together to create a multi-disciplinary exhibition of art, film, music and ideas.
3 JULY - 4 AUGUST 2019
Substrate is a cross-institutional exchange that looks at photographic practices within contemporary art. The exhibition brings together a selection of students who work across photography from both UNSW Art & Design and the University of Newcastle and presents a range of material explorations that hold the image at their conceptual core.
5 - 30 JUNE 2019
BRAIN @ WATT SPACE
This interactive and dynamic exhibit will showcase some of the University of Newcastle's research, giving the public a sneak preview of how we look at the brain, why we look at the brain, and what we find when we look at the brain.
1 - 26 MAY 2019
HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2019UNDER TWENTY-SEVEN
DR ELLA DREYFUS
Head On featured artist
Under Twenty-Seven is a solo exhibition by Australian artist Dr Ella Dreyfus that presents a series of poignant portraits which began as black and white photographs of her son and his soccer team when they were finishing primary school. The work tracks their growth with a new portrait every seven years and Dreyfus’ detailed photographs show the boys/men bare-chested against a deep black background.
BEYOND THE BINARY
In support of Head On
Beyond the Binary is a diverse exhibition featuring artists from the University of Newcastle, National Art School and Newcastle Art School experimenting with gender and its social construction through photography.
3- 28 APRIL 2019
FABLE: THE ART AND HEART OF STORYTELLING
FABLE: the Art and Heart of Storytelling, is a collaboration of artists with stories to tell, investigating the transformative and connective nature of the storytelling ritual across mediums and generations.
6 - 31 MARCH 2019
THE F WORD