Artists in Residence and TINA

Join us during TINA for a program of artists in residence from Fine Art,
performances by CAPA students and presentations for TINA.

There will be nine artists in the Gallery who have transferred their studios from the University, and will be producing works under the watchful eyes of the public.

The artists are:
Kate Burton will be working on drawings depicting Australian birds.
Elissa Jane will create an interactive space where the public is encouraged to explore their sense of play.
Brooke Hazelgrove is creating works relating to her continuing interest in costume and Cosplay culture.
Drew Holland will create an installation of 12 portraits. He invitesviewers to bring along photographs of friends and relatives to paint.
Shelagh Lummis will produce a series of small to medium sized paintings with a focus on compositions that suggest elements of landscape, colour mixing and technique. She will encourage gallery visitors to try their
hand at colour mixing.
Jessica McLeod-Yu will be drawing and working on her novel called The Wish Bringer.
Aislin MacDonald is a Canadian student on placement at UoN. Her drawings are a reflection on comparisons between Australia and Canada.
Emma Stronach will explore anatomy, creating sculpture from MDF.
Wing Shan Lai is interested in the relationship between footwear and women’s beauty. She will be felting an alternative to uncomfortable footwear proscribed by fashion.

● There will also be a series of performances and an installation
by CAPA students over the TINA weekend– the program of events can be
found on the Gallery Facebook page

● TINA presents NYWF Angela Vanessa Berry Ninety9 Launch and
installation/exhibition. Zine queen Vanessa Berry launches her book on
being a music fan in the 1990s with a special one-off installation of
her adolescent bedroom. Visit, interact, smell the teen spirit. Then
join her for readings from her book at the close of the installation.

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Artist in Residence Program, 2013

How to apply to be artist in residence at Watt Space 2 – 13 October 2013

Submit a proposal by Friday 16 August 2013

• You must be a current student of the University of Newcastle to be eligible to apply to be part of this program at Watt Space.

• No previous exhibition experience is necessary.

Who is eligible to exhibit:
• Any currently enrolled student of the University of Newcastle can apply by submitting a proposal.
• Students who have never previously exhibited are encouraged to submit proposals. Please phone Penny on 4921 5188 to discuss your ideas.

Artists will be selected from submitted written proposals

Your 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: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/wattspace

3. The Proposal detailing your ideas for the residency including any interactive component

4. Images of your current work. Include an image list with title, date, medium and size of each work. You will need 5 images.

Check the Watt Space web site at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/wattspace for current information.
* Proposals must be printed out in hard copy format, images may be either hard copy or on disk.

Selected exhibitors are responsible for:

• doing gallery duty
• paying gallery rental for 2 week period (approx. $60 per artist)
• contributing food and drink for the opening night

Proposals are evaluated at a Selection Committee Meeting of the Watt Space Management Committee

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 Pigeonhole, Fine Art Office, University Fine Art Gallery Building at Hunter Campus, University of Newcastle

AIR, Ash Island, seascapes and rabbits.

Watt Space is currently host to a group of interactive, contemplative, and overall exciting shows and artists. The artist in residence program is in full swing, with our six creatives scattered throughout the gallery working on big projects and encouraging the public to join in on the process. Involvement ranges from having a chat about the work, to sitting for a portrait, carving some wax, or re-arranging the contents of a giant text piece.

Earth Shadow: Rising – Andrew Styan

Transformations; Reflections of Ash Island – Becc Spiteri

The Human Animal – Madoline Savidge

A Fascination with Process 3 – Nick Pont, Mary Van Gils, Willow Morgaine, Lynda Lee Lewis, Renee McIntosh, and Laura Jefferson

 

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Artist in Residence Studio Spaces:
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, willow morgaine
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, willow morgaine
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, mary van gils
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, mary van gils
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, renee mcintosh
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, renee mcintosh
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, nick pont
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, nick pont
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, laura jefferson
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, laura jefferson
watt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, lynda lee lewiswatt space, gallery, newcastle, artist in residence, a fascination with process, lynda lee lewis

Would you like to exhibit at Watt Space?

Proposals for Semester 1, 2013 are now open! Submissions are due on the 20th of September 2012. For more information on what is involved and how to submit a proposal, follow the link: Apply to exhibit

Another great way to get involved with Watt Space is to take part in the 2012, Annual Student Art Prize. The theme this year is Kindred and there are some great cash prizes to be won! Entries are due on the 17th of August at the Watt Space office or gallery. The exhibition will be running from the 29th of August until the 16th of September.
Download the entry form here.
For more information on the theme of the show, click here.

Another exciting thing that’s happening at Watt Space this semester is the Artist in Residence Program, 2012! The program essentially allows for successful applicants to set up their art studio in the gallery for the course of the three week long exhibition. A great opportunity to work, exhibit, make connections and have a lot of fun in a supportive gallery environment. If you’re interested in being part of the artist in residence program, please email your expression of interest to barbara.procobis@uon.edu.au
For more information, click here.