Kindred

Thanks to everyone that came to the opening of Kindred, the 2012 Uon Services Ltd. Annual Student Art Prize! The response this year has been huge and as a result the show is full of truly exceptional work. Congratulations to Barbie Procobis for her success with curating the show, and congratulations to all of the exhibitors and winners! Also, a huge thanks to our judges this year: Maria Ionico, Lisa Who and Qwux.

Major Prize Winner
Shan Turner-Carroll, Ryan
watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize, shan turner-carroll

Highly Commended
Naomi Grooteman, Judge a book by its cover
watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize, naomi grooteman

Highly Commended
Mary Van Gils, Time/Distance
watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize, mary van gils

Highly Commended
Andrew Styan, Circumspect

Highly Commended
Sarah Edmondson, Recollection
watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize, sarah edmondson, printmaking

And now for a sampling of some of the other fantastic work on display!
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watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize,

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize,

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize,

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

watt space, gallery, newcastle, kindred, annual student art prize

Don’t forget, there’s a people’s choice prize this year! So make sure you head into the gallery and have your say if you haven’t voted on your favorite work yet.

Video artists!

Secret Newcastle – National Young Writers Festival
Wattspace/Great Northern Video Program

As part of the This Is Not Art and the National Young Writers Festival for 2012, Newcastle based video artists are being asked to submit 3-5 minute videos which reveal the hidden spaces of Newcastle. Selected works will be exhibited on the Southern Wall of the Great Northern Hotel and the external wall of Watt Space Gallery during the TINA Festival.

Great opportunity for exposure! For more information on what’s involved and how to apply, follow the link below.
Video Program – Wattspace

Enquires to be directed to Penelope Finnigan, Watt Space Curator. Penelope.Finnigan@newcastle.edu.au

Opening night August 9th

Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening of our fantastic new group of exhibitions on Thursday night! The current shows will be on display until the 26th of August, so if you couldn’t make it to the opening there’s still plenty of time to get to the gallery and soak up some of this high quality work.

Current exhibitions:
Fashion Overload – Allan Duncan, Emma Alexander, Kathleen Mackay
CEE9 – Curated by Isabelle Freckelton and Sylvia Taylor
kaleidoscope – Jordan Fardell
Transportation through life – Emilie Caillot
Flight of Thought – Barbie Procobis

Here’s a taste of what’s on at Watt Space!
watt space art newcastle photography
watt space art newcastle photography
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watt space gallery art newcastle ceramics
watt space gallery art newcastle ceramics

Would you like to exhibit at Watt Space?

Proposals for Semester 1, 2013 are now open! Submissions are due on the 20th of September 2012. For more information on what is involved and how to submit a proposal, follow the link: Apply to exhibit

Another great way to get involved with Watt Space is to take part in the 2012, Annual Student Art Prize. The theme this year is Kindred and there are some great cash prizes to be won! Entries are due on the 17th of August at the Watt Space office or gallery. The exhibition will be running from the 29th of August until the 16th of September.
Download the entry form here.
For more information on the theme of the show, click here.

Another exciting thing that’s happening at Watt Space this semester is the Artist in Residence Program, 2012! The program essentially allows for successful applicants to set up their art studio in the gallery for the course of the three week long exhibition. A great opportunity to work, exhibit, make connections and have a lot of fun in a supportive gallery environment. If you’re interested in being part of the artist in residence program, please email your expression of interest to barbara.procobis@uon.edu.au
For more information, click here.