Watch This Space has always had a strong, skilled Management and Curatorial Committee. All members have a strategic, project and ideas input as well as being very hands on with programming, openings and events. If you are interested in joining either committee please contact us.
ChairpersonDan has been living and working as an artist in Alice Springs since 1993. He is primarily a metal sculptor and exhibits his work frequently in Alice Springs and Interstate. Dan contributes to the arts and the community through his work as a sculptor, as the Chair of Watch This Space, through stints on the board of Red Hot Arts Central Australia and the N.T. Arts Grant Board. He has instigated, worked on, or volunteered for numerous community projects, and has a strong connection with the indigenous custodians for Mparntwe [Alice Springs].
Vice ChairpersonAfter spending nearly a decade managing commercial galleries and offering freelance services in the visual arts, Nathan has recently been institutionalised. Currently working as Exhibitions Officer at Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, he holds a Bachelor of Management from the UniSA and is prone to pouring paint onto canvas from time to time.
TreasurerSenior arts lecturer / Curator Batchelor College, strong arts management skills in addition to art making, exhibition installation skills.
Dave CroweDave has been living in Alice Springs for five years. He is a songwriter and music producer who is passionate about developing emerging musicians and artists in Central Australia.
Jenny TaylorJenny Taylor moved to Alice Springs in 1994 and has been a fan of WTS ever since. She is a painter, illustrator and teacher of visual arts. B.A.(Vis) Hons, ANU, currently PhD candidate in Creative Arts, CDU, working on a plein air painting project in Eastern Arrernte country.
Julie VincentPoet, artist, academic, song writer and PhD in social theory. Julie has had more than 25 art exhibitions with poetry; travelled the world and been to nearly all the big art galleries in Europe, New York and LA. Julie also runs a small business, Art from the Heart.
Steve VincentA Ngemba man from Cobar, Steve is a sailor and paramedic, artist's life model, handy man and has community development and management experience in India and Alice Springs.
Metta YoungAn amateur photographer and musician with professional skills in communications and journalism, she believes in the power of art, performance and social commentary to build caring, conscientious communities. Metta has lived and worked in the Alice for 20 years and joined the Committee in February 2013. She hopes her skills and ideas can contribute to keeping the space and place a thriving hub of creativity and inspiration.
Simha KoetherJewellery maker, painting conservation, arts management, works at Artback NT.
Leo OrtegaIs a visual artist and film maker from Chile who has lived and worked in Alice Springs for the last 6 years. Leo's art practice explores video-installation, and for the most part, his work focusses on Indigenous people both in South America and in Australia. Over the past few years Leo has created video and animations for many diverse non profit organisations.
Elliat RichElliat Rich is an inventor, designer and part time explorer based in Alice Springs, a small town equidistant from every beach in Australia. She moved there in 2004 after graduating with honors (B. Design, COFA UNSW), to undertake an internship working with indigenous communities at the Centre for Appropriate Technology. She is known to take meditative walks of up to 3000km across deserts and mountain ranges accompanied by camels and occasionally donkeys. She runs ELLIAT, a multidisciplinary design studio for a diverse client base and a conceptual design practice that uses slow-motion-seeing to identify small things and everyday moments that deserve or facilitate contemplation.
Stephen WilliamsonCurator, Araluen Arts Centre, visual arts program coordination, exhibition curating/installation, arts management, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Darwin.
Gallery Assistant, WTS 21st Birthday ProjectsMichael Giacometti walked across the Simpson Desert solo and unsupported in 2008. He was the NT Writers' Centre project officer 2008-10, and curated the exhibition Walking Country in 2012. He is an award-winning writer; his work has been published in Meanjin, Island, and several anthologies including Cracking the Spine, Fishtails in the dust, Escape, and Bruno’s Song and other stories from the Northern Territory. He is currently working on an ‘outback gothic’ novel, ‘This landscape of failure’, with the guidance of mentor Melanie Ostell and the support of an ArtsNT grant. ml4gia.com