Brought to you buy Festival X, Watt Space is currently exhibiting the works of twenty-six extremely talented 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.
Come along and check out these beautiful works.
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LEARNING FROM ALICE SPRINGS 17 October – 4 November 2018
Over the past 3 years, UON Architecture students and staff have worked with the Alice Springs practice, Tangentyere Design. This unique collaboration has allowed students to participate in designing real projects within the Town Camps of Alice Springs, while meeting residents and being part of the community for a couple of weeks. Many of the projects have subsequently received funding, and some have been constructed. Our contribution is a modest effort to restore a measure of social equity and cultural agency within places Australia appears to have largely forgotten. This exhibition is an overview of some of the work undertaken, and some of the experiences that were collected along the way.
Watt Space invites you to the opening launch of Four Exhibitions by UoN students.
Opening Night Event: Thursday 4 October 6pm- 8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: 3 -14 October, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday till Sunday 11-5pm
Could expressing gratitude to our household appliances help combat our throwaway culture and promote sustainability? Presenting ROVA: the experimental robot vacuum cleaner that runs on thankfulness.
This exhibition is a visual response to a recent study trip to Florence. Researching 15th Century Italian art and the tempera painting method, I gained insight into the value of connection between the Renaissance artist and the local environment. The paintings are full of reference to nature and the materials used were locally sourced. Returning to the iconic landscape of Australia, I aim to imbue my art practice with a renewed connection to my own local environment.
Living in the environment, scaled and tuned in proportions that seem natural to human the eye, convinces us to accept what is around us and ‘how’ it is. Altering the scale and point of view, alters perception and through photography the human form becomes sculpted, interrupting the continuum of relative space – exploring the aesthetic possibilities through implementing a new reality and a new space.
Australiana is an artistic exploration of native Australian birds, paired with designs inspired by each bird’s personalities and colourings. The mixture of Aboriginal painting techniques throughout the background and the unique qualities of each native Australian bird allows for extremely graphic and colourful artwork that’s capture attentions.
Congratulations to all the exhibiting artists.
Join us for the Official Launch of This is Not Art (TiNA) 2018.
Opening Night Event: Thursday 27 September 5:00pm- 7:00pm
Festival Dates: 27- 30 September, 2018
Thursday 5pm- 12 midnight
Friday – Sunday 10am -12 midnight
Watt Space Gallery is host again this year to Newcastle prestigious TINA festival. A free inclusive Festival celebrating creative diversity within writing, music, performance, visual arts and critical thinking.
Official Opening speeches 5-7pm followed by special guests WE DONT DANCE mashup performance, music and visual art by Newcastle based muso Sara Sandford and artist Mel O’Dell.
Stick around afterwards for the Crack X program of events.
Check the full event program on the TINA website: https://thisisnotart.org/events/
Speeches will be Auslan interpreted.
Be sure to pop into Watt Space Gallery to see this innovative exhibition by students and staff of the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
In conjunction with this exhibition Watt Space will 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.
Currently on show at Watt Space Gallery is this extraordinary exhibition by PHD candidate Timothy Burke. Timothy will be activating his drawing machines most days Wednesday till Sunday at the gallery over the lunch period.
He will also be at the Gallery Thursday the 22nd September from 2pm onwards in conjunction with the University of Newcastles Enterprise and Innovation ( E+118) program so be sure to pop by to see them in action.