Our first opening of the year is almost here, so we decided to grab a quick preview of what has been happening with the install. Come and join us on Thursday 23rd February at 6.30pm to see how these installs turned out!
Also a write up of one the exhibitions on this week can be found here: http://www.newcastlenow.org.au/discover-whats-on/connecting-with-earth-art-exhibition
Welcome back to a new year at the Watt Space Gallery.
There have been plenty of changes going around in the University Art world and some of these will be reflected in the Watt Space gallery, so watch this space for details.
This year the student committee members are:
Our first event is coming up on the 23rd February, with the opening night of the first exhibition of the year. This begins at 6.30pm so put it in the diary! We have animals, maps, keepsakes and portraits, and the rare vision of a turtle in a tutu so don’t miss out!
Also coming up is our student open show in May so keep an eye out for further details on the theme.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls – Pablo Picasso
As a part of TiNA 2016 Watt Space is hosting some artist workshops! Here are some details to get your hands on.
TiNA will be at Watt Space from 30th September. Be sure to check it out!
Friday 30th September 1-2:30pm
Learn to crochet a tessellating plane in this collaborative and interactive workshop with Louisa! Participants will learn simple construction that can be combined to make a large-scale crochet art installation.
Booking is a must! Limited to 18 places!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tessellating space workshop”
Suggested $10 donation to cover the costs. All materials provided.
TIP: follow this link to learn a basic chain stitch before you
Friday 30th Septemer 2-4pm
Tone Camerata is an experimental art-music ensemble whose intallations involve audience interaction. ‘Switched On’ is an interactive, creative, sound-making workshop where participants will get an insight into Tone Camerata’s own creative process. Participants will get involved with sound improvisaion and exploring musical ideas through the body!
Contact Sarah on 0403622157 to book!
As a part of the 2016 TiNA festival Watt Space presents ‘Liquefy and Stickum,’ a commingling of experimental art and skill sharing!
Art will be let loose over three days on TiNA with interactive performances and live happenings. From karaoke art to crochet workshops, Watt Space will be a melting pot of art were you can get in on the action.
Artists, Panelists, Workshoppers!:
More information coming soon!!
Image credit: Ingrid Stiertzel
We are pleased to announced the theme for the annual student art prize for 2016 ‘Do I Know You…?’
Identity and the traces of ourselves that we leave here and there… bring your ideas and your works of art to the next student art prize!!
Entries close on the 26th August!
Entry Form: do-I-know-you…-Entry-Form
So far 2016 has been a fantastic year at our new space in the Northumberland House! The third set of exhibitions for 2016 shows a dynamic range of 2D and 3D works. If you haven’t checked it out yet be sure to do so!
The Expanded Print curated by Ellen Starrett and Danielle Minett
Travelling Birds by April Collison and Tallulah Cunningham
Tiny People by Amy Hamilton
While Away by Mark Mason
Megan McCarthy, Wisdom in Beauty and Beauty in Knowledge
Sand Plover, Sygna and Scaevola, April Collison
Amy Hamilton, Cinematic Abstractions: Crowd # 32
Mark Mason, While Away #1