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

Practicing Improper Production in Architecture

Nicholas Flatman


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.


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.

2014 Uon Services Ltd. Annual Student Art Prize- Bloom: Exploring Life, Death & The Ephemeral.

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Watt Space is calling for entries for the 2014 Uon Services Ltd. Annual Student Art Prize, the theme is Bloom: Exploring Life, Death & The Ephemeral.
We, as human beings, are alive for a short time on this planet. We are all individual beings, but are connected through life and death, and the ephemeral joys and sorrows in between.
All current students of UoN are encouraged to submit works of art in any medium.
First prize is a travelling scholarship worth $2500, sponsored by UoN Services.
Curated by Gillian Adamson, 2014 Watt Space Gallery Assistant
Entry form and $15 fee per work due at the Watt Space Office or Gallery by 5pm Thursday 7 August 2014. Entry form below:

Watt Space Annual Student Art Prize- BLOOM entry form

Current Exhibitions 28 May- 15 June 2014

IMG_0663Invade the Space
Sculpture Exhibition by Heidi Mainey, Amy Swan, Michelle Schmitzer and Kass Bangle


What Birds Are These

by Kate Burton 


Works from Berlin

by Skye Jacobson


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


by Nadia Aurisch and Laura Jefferson IMG_0750IMG_0748IMG_0759