Festival X | Fine Art Grad Show at Watt Space

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


The School of Creative Industries' Festival X begins Wednesday 7 November. FESTIVAL X | FINE ART GRAD SHOW opens Thursday 8 November as part of the Festival calendar.

Fetsival X at Watt Space

Festival X is a multi-event celebrating the best emerging and established creative talent in the region, combining music, film, performance, design, illustration, visual art and cutting-edge technologies.

Watt Space is hosting bachelor of Fine Art Graduating students as part of the Festival X program. This exhibition showcases the artwork of twenty-six students graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Newcastle.

The exhibited works reflect the students' accomplishments in a broad range of media, including print, paper, fibres-textiles, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. The diversity of individual art practice is expressed through distinct conceptual concerns, filtered through materials and process.

Our relationship with the environment, both natural and man-made, is an area of wonder and critical reflection for a number of the exhibited artists. Issues of identity and the body are also studied in works that respond to internal worlds and the borders of the human form. Here, vulnerability and introspection is expressed ... not always quietly.

Some students are primarily driven by the media they explore, with intuitive responses to matters of form and abstraction. Others look to nostalgia and personal histories, expressing the slippery nature of memory and the defining forces of ancestry. Art is a visual language and this exhibition demonstrates the sophisticated skills that the 2018 Bachelor of Fine Art cohort have developed to communicate complex ideas through creativity and making.

The festival runs from Wednesday, 7 November 2018 to Sunday, 11 November 2018 and you can see FESTIVAL X | FINE ART GRAD SHOW from Wednesday 7 November to Sunday 18 November.

Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm.

See newcastle.edu.au/wattspace for  more details.