2014 celebrates Watt Space, The University of Newcastle Students’ Art Gallery, 25th anniversary. Our major event to commemorate this milestone is a curated exhibition of works by artists who showed at the Gallery as students and now have national and international reputations.
Watt Space is the longest running student art gallery in Australia – most student galleries closed after the abolition of compulsory student union fees.
Originally established after political activism by students in 1989 its agenda continues to be the provision of opportunities for professional experiences for students of the University of Newcastle. Over its life close to 30,000 student artists have taken advantage of the opportunities the gallery provides.
Emilie Jeine Amaryllis
A provocative series of fibre and ceramic works challenging the patriarchal construction of lesbian sexuality and the sex toy industry.
Made by hand
Eloise Genner explores ideas of repetition and persistence through traditional photography and fibres work.
Bodies of Water
A series of mixed-media figure drawings and portraits inspired by the fluidity and complexity of the human form.
Group photography exhibition examining analogue and digital photography.
With this series of ceramic sculptures Mojgan Habibi aims to express the notion of hope and change.
There is still time to get your entry in for the 2014 Uon Services Ltd. Annual Student Art Prize, BLOOM: exploring life, death and the ephemeral. Fantastic prizes including 1st prize- $2,500 Travelling Scholarship (sponsored by Uon Services), with other cash prizes for runner ups. Entry form and $15 fee per work due at the Watt Space Office or Gallery by 5pm Thursday 7 August 2014. Entry form below:
If you’re interested in our Artist in Residence program during the TINA festival don’t forget submissions close 16th August!! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
I come from Newie / Nuie
Co-ordinated by Kim Saberton
Watt Space is calling for entries for the 2014 Uon Services Ltd. Annual Student Art Prize, the theme is Bloom: Exploring Life, Death & The Ephemeral.
We, as human beings, are alive for a short time on this planet. We are all individual beings, but are connected through life and death, and the ephemeral joys and sorrows in between.
All current students of UoN are encouraged to submit works of art in any medium.
First prize is a travelling scholarship worth $2500, sponsored by UoN Services.
Curated by Gillian Adamson, 2014 Watt Space Gallery Assistant
Entry form and $15 fee per work due at the Watt Space Office or Gallery by 5pm Thursday 7 August 2014. Entry form below:
Watt Space Annual Student Art Prize- BLOOM entry form