Get your LOFTY nominations in!

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Know someone who you think deserves to win the 7th Lofty Award? Make a nomination today and send it through to us!

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must:

  • Be a current or previous member of Watch This Space
  • Demonstrated a dedication and passion for maintaining a high standard of arts practice that builds the cultural voice of Central Australia

Download The Lofty Award Nomination Form 2017 or email us for a copy at

Shortlisted applicants will be notified before the annual Lofty Awards night, held at Watch This Space on Saturday the 25th of November.

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Studio Available!


From 15th November WTS will have one studio space available for local artists

6 month lease
Size roughly 3 x 4 m


Artists will need to submit an application via email to

Artists must submit:

  • Document (max. 1 page) including:
    1. Name and contact details: phone, email, address, website.
    2. Details about artist’s work
    3. How artist intends to use the studio, i.e: are they working on a specific project, exploring a concept, experimenting, using a particular media, etc.
    4. Length of time artist wishes to lease space
    5. Why artist is interested in Watch This Space
  • 3-8 images of artist’s work


The WTS Curatorial Committee will assess applications based on the relevance of the artist’s practice to Watch This Space’s aims as a contemporary experimental art space:

  • To create opportunities for local artists’ work to be discovered and made visible through hosting contemporary art exhibitions.
  • To provide opportunities for local, interstate and international artists to enrich the artistic and cultural life of Alice Springs through the delivery of high quality contemporary art activities.
  • To foster an inclusive creative community of artists who share skills and experiences with each other by accessing the onsite gallery and studio space.
  • To offer professional development opportunities for artists including artistic/cultural collaborations and skills development.
  • To nurture the full breadth of contemporary art activities including multi-disciplinary art forms, new media and installation work.

Decision will be finalised and applicants notified of outcome before 1st September.

Note: All programming decisions are made by the WTS Curatorial Committee. The committee is made up of three Alice Springs based artists and arts workers.

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Accepting Exhibition Proposals for 2018!

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Watch This Space strongly encourages applications from Northern Territory artists

Applications due by Sunday 19th November, midnight

Watch This Space welcomes proposals from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individual artists, groups of artists, curators and community organisations. We offer 3-week exhibition slots with subsidised hire fees in a unique environment: the Centre of Australia, Mparntwe/Alice Springs.

We are currently coordinating our program for March-August of 2018. Please see our Exhibition Proposal Guidelines for more details about the program and how to apply.

Download our Proposal Guidelines here:

If unable to download, please email us at for a copy

Designated exhibition spot for artists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage

In 2018, one of WTS’s seven exhibition spots is designated to a contemporary experimental artist of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. This is part of our commitment to nurture an inclusive arts community in Central Australia in a sustainable manner. This initiative is a great opportunity to exhibit in a unique space, and seeks to value, respect and promote the practices of Indigenous Australians. We are excited and hope it will encourage artists of Indigenous backgrounds to be part of our program and organisation.

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