Glitch and Dead Matter

On 10 October from 6pm, join us for the opening of two exhibitions: GLITCH: PRACTICING IMPROPER PRODUCTION IN ARCHITECTURE by Nicholas Flatman and DEAD MATTER, a group show by Michael Chapman, Beth George, Nicholas Flatman and Nicholas Foulcher.

Exhibition dates: 10 October – 20 October


GLITCH
Practicing Improper Production in Architecture

Nicholas Flatman

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This exhibition presents an innovative and integrated body of creative research through a combination of theoretical research, built projects and speculative design. Nicholas Flatman’s research is an inquiry into glitches – a process that disrupts the conventional production of information that are usually accidental variations of digital processes, creating unexpected and often destructive outcomes. His creative practice explores the way glitches can be deliberately and methodically integrated into a design process, in order to produce unexpected and unconventional outcomes, and to question the centrality of form and program in contemporary architecture.

Flatman explores the use of glitches across a range of scales and complexities, from the personal, to the residential, to the urban, to the communal and the hypothetical. While the use of glitches has been an important creative process in adjacent fields like art and music, its systematic use in architecture is relatively new and Flatman’s work reframes the role of glitches as a deliberate and reproducible architectural design process, with an endless array of possibilities that question the prevalent modes of architectural production and regulation.


DEAD MATTER

Michael Chapman, Beth George, Nicholas Flatman, Nicholas Foulcher

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“We fight the battle with the drawings on the wall” – Alvin Boyarsky


Images courtesy of respective artists.

Current Exhibitions 28 May- 15 June 2014

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Sculpture Exhibition by Heidi Mainey, Amy Swan, Michelle Schmitzer and Kass Bangle

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What Birds Are These

by Kate Burton 

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Works from Berlin

by Skye Jacobson

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MEND

Group Fibres and textiles exhibition by Diane Gray, Julie Ingle, Suannah Wellham, Emily Sinclair, Jessica Sinclair, Fiona Farquhar, Kathryn Rothery, Michaela SwanIMG_0671IMG_0680IMG_0733IMG_0692IMG_0705IMG_0706IMG_0708IMG_0699

Innocence

by Nadia Aurisch and Laura Jefferson IMG_0750IMG_0748IMG_0759

ART CITY OPEN SHOW CELEBRATING WATT SPACE’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

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ART CITY

OPEN SHOW CELEBRATING WATT SPACE’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Newcastle is Art City! Watt Space Student Gallery celebrates it’s 25th anniversary in Art City in 2014! If you have had anything to with Watt Space, Staff or Student, over the years, YOU are invited to enter our 2014 open show. It’s only $5 entry, A4 works or 3D equivalent accepted, created in the past year. Lets fill the walls corner to corner. We’ll be having a snazzy party for the opening, Thursday 8th of May at 6:30pm!! 
Entry forms (see below) due 24th April 2014, Don’t miss out!Image

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Exhibition Photos 12 Feb – 2 March, 2014

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The first round of exhibitions for 2014 finishing Sunday 2/3/14 (tomorrow) include the following:

Going Baroque – group painting exhibition.

Works in the exhibition will combine contemporary and traditional techniques, as well as methodologies, cultures and influences and transcribe the Baroque within contemporary visual culture.

Journey (life odyssey) – Kathleen Glover.

Glover’s work examines the variety of journeys we make through life, some mundane and others more exotic, but from every passage we have the opportunity to gather knowledge and experiences which enrich and hopefully, enlighten our lives.

Surroundings – Kathryn Camm and Melanie Smith.

This joint exhibition explores ideas of the artist’s surroundings through two different perspectives and approaches. The two perspectives come together in a shared space to present to the audience an interesting view of Newcastle.

Simulacra – Breony Delforce.

We seek to wrestle a sense of peace from the seemingly chaotic world around us. The reflection and dissection of our personal reality leads to an understanding of the universal truths which surround us.

Coal River – Dylan Smyth.

Coal River is a visual journey following coal exportation through the Hunter Valley and city of Newcastle, with a particular emphasis on the scale and mechanics of this industry.

Just incase you haven’t been in to see the shows here are some photos from the opening night.

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Going Baroque, Group Painting Exhibition- The Loading Dock.Image

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Journey (life odyssey) – Kathleen Glover showing in the Long Room. Image

Coal River – Dylan Smyth showing in the Hoist.

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Surroundings – Kathryn Camm and Melanie Smith showing in the Pit.

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Simulacra – Breony Delforce- the Locker Room.

Next Exhibition Opening is Thursday 6 March at 6.30pm

Including the following exhibitions:
England
by Flynn Dornan and Leah Poi

A Journey into the Dark
by Thomas Hadland

Paralysed: Expressions from the chair
by Dom Freestone

A Dinnae ken
by Andrew Styan
Process of Abstraction

by Sascha Bravery.

Exhibitions run 5 – 23 March, 2014.