Watt Space Gallery is being transformed for THIS IS NOT ART by Crack Theatre Festival which is running Thursday 28th – October 1st. For details of events go to http://cracktheatrefest.com/events/.
Dates September 28th- 1st October
Thurs: 5:30 -12pm
TINA Launch Thurs 28th 5:30pm
Please join us for the Opening Night and the Official proceedings for the launch of TINA 2017 from 5:30pm.
This event coincides with the 28th Anniversary of the opening of Watt Space Gallery.…
Further details on the Crack Theatre Festival Program can be seen http://cracktheatrefest.com/events/
TINA festival is an Octopod production http://www.thisisnotart.org/
Watt Space located in Northumberland House, corner King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle.
This is the last week for our current exhibition Semblance .
Be sure that you don’t miss out on seeing this wonderful Student Art Prize exhibition.
Gallery hours Thursday-Sunday 11-5pm
Hi All!!! We are so excited!!
Karen Bolden the Watt Space Officer is going to be on ABC radio tomorrow morning with Jenny Marchant.
Tune in between 8:30am-11:00 am on ABC1233 (Newcastle) to hear how Watt Space Gallery has been running for the last 28 years and the amazing achievement it is to be the longest running student gallery in Australia.
Watt Space Gallery would like to thank the University of Newcastle for the dedication of the previously known Annual Student Travelling Scholarship in Penny Finnigan’s name.
This annual prize worth $2500 will now be known as
The Penny Finnigan Scholarship.
Watt Space Gallery and University Staff have also placed a plaque in her honour within the Watt Space Gallery. It reads;
Remembering Penny Finnigan
Penny’s initial connection with Watt Space was as a student committee member in the early 1990’s. She was appointed Gallery Director in 1996, a position she held untill1999. Penny returned as a curator of Watt Space in 2012, where she continued to champion the Gallery until she passed away in June 2017.
As Gallery Director and Curator, Penny contributed a wealth of Knowledge to the management and preservation of Watt Space, gained from many years working with regional galleries in Newcastle and Broken Hill and a range of Art Committees. As an educator, she was a generous and committees teacher for the many student scholars, interns, committee members and exhibitors who came through Watt Space. The work-embedded learning opportunities offered through the gallery were acknowledged when Penny received the Vice Chancellors award for Integrated Learning in 2013.
Penny’s contribution to the refurbishment of the heritage-listed Northumberland House as the new gallery was critical. Her insistence that the gallery be finished to the highest standard was typical of her belief in the future of Watt Space. Penny will be remembered for her absolute dedication to the students of the University of Newcastle, and for those who knew her, the Gallery will always be a tribute to her work.
Watt Space Gallery had the pleasure of being host to the UoN writers collective for their event Words in semblance which responded to the theme of the Annual Student Art Prize exhibition presently on show. Writers Kait Fenwick, Claire Albrecht, Alison Kelley and Jodi Vial each recited their amazingly inspirational and insightful poetry to a packed house.thanks all to those who came.