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.

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

The 2014 Uon Services Ltd.

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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Graduate Exhibition: 4- 22 December

Make sure you get into Watt Space to see the last show if the year!

The 2013 Fine Art Graduate Exhibition at Watt Space will display works that represent the culmination of years of study by graduating art students, displaying finely tuned skills across a wide range of media.

Exhibiting artists are Sascha Bravery, Kate Burton, Brooke Hazelgrove, Maggie Hensel-Brown, Emma Jackson, Tanya Matas, Heather Morris-Pryor, Amanda Mullaney, Begona Pretorius, Gabriella Sharp and Melanie Smith.

With works spanning from painting and sculpture to digital media, installation and beyond, this is set to be an exciting show. After years of intense study, this year’s Bachelor of Fine Art graduates are ready to go out with a bang!

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5-29 September: Australiana

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Annual Student Art Prize!

The first place prize of a $2500 travelling scholarship was awarded to Simon Clark for his textile work You’re cutting my grass
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Highly Commended ($500 Prize) went to Thomas Hadland for his photographic work Light Series IV: picture 1
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Another Highly Commended ($500 Prize) went to Kathryn Camm for her untitled mixed media work.
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Dylan Smyth was also commended for his photographic, landscape works.
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There’s lots of other fantastic work, so be sure to get in and check out the show!

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14 August – 1 September

At the Bauhaus
Solo exhibition of photography work by Allan Duncan

Rome Sketch Book
Group exhibition of work from the Roman Architectural Sketchbook course in Rome, arranged by AIM Overseas, Co-ordinated by Kathleen Glover

Good Night Sleep
Solo exhibition of drawings by Amy Hamilton

Continuum
Solo exhibition of printmaking and sculptural work by Jasmine Hanlon
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