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:

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 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 or ring 02 4921 5188 (office) or 4921 8733 (gallery)


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