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!













Honours Exhibition: November 7 – 24th

Currently at Watt Space:
Final bodies of work from Honours students Skye Jacobson, Jennifer Muldoon, Kathryn Jeanes and Susan Woodbury.

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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.












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

Highly Commended ($500 Prize) went to Thomas Hadland for his photographic work Light Series IV: picture 1

Another Highly Commended ($500 Prize) went to Kathryn Camm for her untitled mixed media work.

Dylan Smyth was also commended for his photographic, landscape works.

There’s lots of other fantastic work, so be sure to get in and check out the show!











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

Solo exhibition of printmaking and sculptural work by Jasmine Hanlon









24 July – 11 August

Children of the Shed
Sculpture exhibition coordinated by Michelle Schmitzer

Ceramics exhibition curated by Nadia Aurisch and Adam Sullivan

Pretty Trials Die Hard
Solo exhibition of paintings by Jacqueline Larcombe

Solo exhibition of drawings and sculptures by Barbie Procobis

The needle in the haystack: a textile exhibition
Solo textiles exhibition by Sophie Parker

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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:

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 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