Watt Space Annual Student Art Prize Entries Now Open

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Student Art Prize Entry Form


Its that time of year again. The Annual Student Art Prize!!

Are you ready for Semblance? Be part of this year’s UON Annual Student Art Prize, curated by Melissa Bull and Meighan Winchester.

Only $20 entry fee, with the opportunity to win cash prizes totalling over $3,500 with First Prize of a $2,500 travelling scholarship.

It’s too good to miss.

We’re calling for works that contemplate ‘semblance’.

[sem-bluh ns]
1. outward aspect or appearance.
2. an assumed or unreal appearance; show.
3. the slightest appearance or trace.
4. a likeness, image, or copy.
5. a spectral appearance; apparition.1

1. Dictionary.comhttp://www.dictionary.com/browse/semblance?s=t(retrieved 13 July 2017).
2D, 3D, media, sound, spoken word, written word, performance …
…how will you respond?

Entries close 18 August @ 5pm.

Entry forms are available at Watt Space office, Watt Space Gallery, newcastle.edu.au/wattspace and facebook.com/WattSpaceGallery.

For further information contact wattspace@newcastle.edu.au.

Exhibition Opening


Exhibition Opening – 20th July 2017, 6.30pm

Come along to our next round of openings with
inter-play: The Balancing of Colour – Robyn Pedley
Shards – Lynette Bridge
A New Perspective – Emma Wilks
The Other Woman – Chloe Hey

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

Open Show Entries

Hello again everyone

Entry forms for the open show are now available!

2017 Watt Space Open Exhibition entry form

The theme is ‘What Is Art’ and we will have guest judges from Gosford and Maitland galleries so get those entries in!

Also check out the new and improved website:


And the Facebook Page:




Sneak Preview

Our first opening of the year is almost here, so we decided to grab a quick preview of what has been happening with the install. Come and join us on Thursday 23rd February at 6.30pm to see how these installs turned out!

Also a write up of one the exhibitions on this week can be found here: http://www.newcastlenow.org.au/discover-whats-on/connecting-with-earth-art-exhibition

New Year, New Exhibitions

Welcome back to a new year at the Watt Space Gallery.

There have been plenty of changes going around in the University Art world and some of these will be reflected in the Watt Space gallery, so watch this space for details.

This year the student committee members are:

Karen Bolden

Danielle Minett

Elizabeth Mackenzie


Our first event is coming up on the 23rd February, with the opening night of the first exhibition of the year. This begins at 6.30pm so put it in the diary! We have animals, maps, keepsakes and portraits, and the rare vision of a turtle in a tutu so don’t miss out!


Also coming up is our student open show in May so keep an eye out for further details on the theme.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls – Pablo Picasso

WORKSHOPS at Watt Space

As a part of TiNA 2016 Watt Space is hosting some artist workshops! Here are some details to get your hands on.

TiNA will be at Watt Space from 30th September. Be sure to check it out!

Louisa Magrics
‘Tessellating Space’
Friday 30th September 1-2:30pm
Learn to crochet a tessellating plane in this collaborative and interactive workshop with Louisa! Participants will learn simple construction that can be combined to make a large-scale crochet art installation.
Booking is a must! Limited to 18 places!
Email: louisa.magrics@uon.edu.au with the subject line “Tessellating space workshop”
Suggested $10 donation to cover the costs. All materials provided.
TIP: follow this link to learn a basic chain stitch before you
Tone Camerata
‘Switch On’
Friday 30th Septemer 2-4pm
Tone Camerata is an experimental art-music ensemble whose intallations involve audience interaction. ‘Switched On’ is an interactive, creative, sound-making workshop where participants will get an insight into Tone Camerata’s own creative process. Participants will get involved with sound improvisaion and exploring musical ideas through the body!
Contact Sarah on 0403622157 to book!