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.
HARSIMRANJEET BRAARLiving 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.

PERIPHERIES :Research in Architecture and the Built Environment

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.

Student Designer Call Out – CRACK X

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Are you an up and coming student designer or part of a design collective, and keen for more real world experience? Wanting to build your resume while having fun and contributing to this years This is Not Art Festival?

This year, CRACK X is seeking a student designer or design collective to act as festival hub designer, curating the Watt Space Gallery space in preparation for the TiNA long weekend (September 27-30 2018).

For more info, see design brief attached: Crack X 2018 Festival Hub designer _ Call Out

If interested, please send your expression of interest in to ad@cracktheatrefest.com  ASAP!!!


PERIPHERIES: Research in architecture and the Built Environment and Timothy Burke:Exquisite Drawing Machine 

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.

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