Apply to exhibit

Any current student from the University of Newcastle is eligible to apply to exhibit at Watt Space. Solo exhibitions, group shows and curated exhibitions are all welcomed.

Exhibitions are selected through written proposals accompanied by images – either emailed, USB, printed images or on a CD. There are no application forms; you are required to put together a proposal that includes the information listed below.

A selection committee, made up of three student representatives, three lecturers and the Watt Space Director, look at all submitted proposals; applicants are notified 2-3 weeks after submissions close.

Proposals must include:

  1. Cover page detailing name, address, phone numbers, email address and exhibition title.
  2. Curriculum vitae to include your name, current and relevant education, exhibition experience, awards and publications – View example of required information
  3. Proposal details detailing concept and form of the proposed
    exhibition. Including current research. As well as what you want to exhibit, what your preferred space in the gallery is and your preferred time of the year.
  4. Images of your current work relevant to your proposal – in USB, email, printed copies or CD form, with an attached or labelled image list with title, date, size and medium of each work.

Please note that there is a charge to rent the gallery, as well as a responsibility to share staffing with other exhibitors.

The space fees for 3 weeks are:
Gallery1: $238
Gallery 2: $216
Gallery 3: $160
Gallery 4: $160
Gallery 5: $105
This includes covering print costs for invites.

Here is a current floorplan of the Watt Space gallery spaces.

Watt Space Floor Plan

Proposals can be delivered  or emailed to Penny Finnigan on campus at the Watt Space Office (on-campus under the University Gallery).

If you have any queries please contact Penny ( to arrange an appointment.




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