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:
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!
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!
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.