About wattspacegallery

Watt Space is a comtemporary art space in the Cbd area of Newcastle that exhibits new work every three weeks by current students and recent graduates of the University of Newcastle.

Franks Fantastic Fairytale Theatre

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Frank’s Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre will be performing at Watt Space Gallery as part of the My Year as a Fairy Tale exhibition. We will present three fairy tale plays: Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel and the 3-2-1 Little Pigs. Audience participation encouraged: cheer, boo and yell as much as you like! Gold coin donation greatly appreciated

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Exhibition

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Watt Space invites you to the opening of four Exhibitons

Opening Night event: Thursday, October 5th 6:30 PM – 8:30 Pm
Exhibition dates: 4th October- 15th of October, 2017.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 11-5pm.

Come along to our next round of openings with

Helen Hopcroft
curated by Lizz Mackenzie
Helen Hopcroft is currently spending a year dressed in historically accurate costume as Marie Anttoinette and going about her everyday life.

They Might Be Giants
works by sculpture students
A collective of sketches by sculpture students, unifued by the potential to realise monumental ideas on a miniture scale.

My Australiana
Ileigh Hellier
My warm busy sticky saturated paintings are intimate interpretations of my emotional response to the Australian landscape.

Inked In
Vanessa Lewis
A small series of drawings, inspired by historicalink recipes that use botanical ingredients such as walnut, pomegranite,acorn, oak gall and wattle.

We look forward to seeing everyone for a night of art, wine and nibbles. Congratulations to all the exhibiting students.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WATT SPACE!! 28 Today!!!

It was on this day 28 years ago that a refurbished shop front situated at 11 Watt Street, Newcastle, opened its doors for the very first ever Watt Space Opening.
 
This student run gallery was the initiative of three Art and Design students Jacquie Henderson, George Drewery and Brian Bully who after protests to the SRC for fairer distribution of Union funds for the Fine Arts Faculty, where given a budget of $100 a week to realise their dream. Drawing on their personal skillsets the three fitted out the shop front and rallied the support of local business for sponsorship and advertising. And so it was that Watt Space Gallery was born!!!
 
Fast forward a staggering 28 years and Watt Space Gallery, still run by University students, has evolved from its humble shopfront beginning to the grandeur of Northumberland House.
 
Watt Space has a legacy of dedicated and talented students, artists and professionals who have all played their role in its success. The gallery has showcased, supported and mentored almost 30,000 student artists over this time. Still today it serves to provide a space for students to learn invaluable skills including curation, marketing, installation, collaboration, fundraising, administration, events planning, and professional practice.
 
These opportunities for Students to gain experience within the Arts sector can be the professional edge needed in an often challenging and competitive industry. Something noted by University of Newcastle Lecturer, Professional Artist and former Newcastle University student Dr Deidre Brollo
 
“The first and most profound stumbling block for emerging artists is the transition between Art School and professional practice. Watt Space Gallery is one of the very few bridges that make that crossing possible, enabling art students to become artists”
 
Celebrate with Watt Space tonight at the Official THIS IS NOT ART launch and Crack Theatre Festival commencing 5:30pm at Watt Space Gallery.


TINA and Crack Theatre Launch Party

TINAWatt Space Gallery is thrilled to be hosting Crack Theatre Festival for this years 2017 This Is Not Art.

Dates September 28th- 1st October
Gallery Hours:
Thurs: 5:30 -12pm
Friday-sunday 9am-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.