2013 Open Show

Have a look at the brief and info here
Download the entry form here!

Any current student of the University of Newcastle can enter (not just fine art students), so get involved!

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Apply to Exhibit in Second Semester

How to apply to exhibit at Watt Space

Submit a proposal by Friday 12 April, 5.00pm for the exhibition period June – December 2013


Who is eligible to exhibit:

• Any currently enrolled student of the University of Newcastle can apply for an exhibition by submitting a proposal. If you are curating an exhibition, work by students from other Tertiary Institutions can be included in the exhibition.

• Students who have never previously exhibited are encouraged to submit proposals. Please phone Penny on 4921 5188 to discuss your ideas.


Exhibitions are selected from submitted written proposals

Your exhibition proposal* must include:

1. Cover Page detailing name, address, phone numbers, e-mail and exhibition title

2. Curriculum Vitae to include name, address, education, exhibition experience, awards and publications (see Watt Space web-site for details: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/wattspace

3. The Proposal detailing your current research, what you want to exhibit, where in the gallery and preferred time of the semester.

4. Images of your current work: in video or CD Rom format. Include an image list with title, date, medium and size of each work. You will need 10 images for a solo exhibition, 20 for a group show.

Check the Watt Space web site at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/group/watt-space for current information. 

* Proposals must be printed out in hard copy format, images should be on disk.


Selected exhibitors are responsible for:

• doing gallery duty ( 6 x 6hour shifts per space)

• paying gallery rental for 3 week period (Loading Dock $160, Long Room $140, Hoist $88, Locker Room $110, Pit $99, Media Space $55 )

• designing and printing their exhibition invitation at their own cost, and providing a 50 word press release

• providing suitable equipment to install their works

• installing their exhibition, overseen by the Curator

• providing a price list for photocopying

• providing numbers to identify the works

• contributing food and drink for the opening night

• maintenance of the Gallery


Proposals are evaluated at a Selection Committee Meeting of the Watt Space Management Committee

Selection Committee meetings are held in April and September each year at which each proposal is considered individually. All applicants will be contacted by letter or email soon after the meeting.

Send your proposal to:

The Director Watt Space Gallery PO Box 180 Shortland Building University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308

or deliver in person to:

Watt Space Office on campus or Watt Space Pigeonhole, Fine Art Office, University Fine Art Gallery Building at Hunter Campus, University of Newcastle


Watt Space Gallery, Auckland St, Newcastle open Wednesday – Sunday 12 noon-6pm


For any enquiries or assistance with proposals  please contact
Penelope.Finnigan@newcastle.edu.au or ring 02 4921 5188 (office) or 4921 8733 (gallery)

13th – 30th of March

Lara Brichacek, Heidi Emerton, Jordan Fardell & Meg Mancell

Ritualism in Modern Society
Harold Barnes, Tim Buchanon, Shana Dennis, Brooke Fraser, Naomi Grooteman, Amy Hamilton, Jasmine Hanlon, Joel Jeffrey, Mel O’Dell, Andrew Styan, Adam Sullivan, Lauren Summerhayes, Thomas Wickert

Out of the Dust of the Earth
Jeni Prickett

Death by Association
Begona Pretorius

Mary Van Gils

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Do you want free paint? Of course you do.

We’ve been informed of a super cool giveaway from Chroma paints and we know that art students love free stuff, so here you go!

FREE Chroma Paint Giveaway
For the month of March*, Chroma, in
conjunction with Colour In Your Life, will be having its MASSIVE, and
unbelievably generous giveaway of FREE paint. All you need to do to
secure your free paint is sign up to the Colour In Your Life website and
complete the form. It’s that easy! Make sure you tell your friends; we
want everyone to get some paint and put a little more COLOUR in their

To receive free paint, head to
If you’re not a member, sign up, then head to
ourCompetitions Page or click on the link here.

Chroma is a leading supplier of Atelier
interactive paint, and a proud sponsor of Colour In Your Life. Dedicated
to providing a high quality paint for artists, teachers and students,
Chroma has been supplying paint for nearly fifty years. Focussed on
developing new, innovative products, their extensive range of products
includes oil paints and mediums, artists’ acrylics and mediums, and
paints for educational use as well as decorative art. Chroma is doing
this to continue to inspire artists across Australia to pick up a brush
and paint.

– ONE paint pack per address
– Australian residents ONLY
– ALL details of the form must be completed
to receive your free paint

*Paint giveaway will last the month of March
or until stocks run out.