Call for Nominations: The 4th Annual LOFTY Award


The Lofty Award

Nominations are now open for Watch this Space’s 4th annual LOFTY Award.

The award recognises a Central Australian artist that has, through their own artistic work and engagement in the local and broader artistic community, contributed to the artistic conversation of Alice Springs and beyond.
The Lofty winner is awarded $1000 prize money, the unique hand-crafted ‘Lofty’ and the opportunity to exhibit in 2015 at WTS with all gallery costs given for free.

The Lofty Award is named after the late Pamela Lofts, one of the founding members of Watch this Space ARI in 1993. It recognises her dedication to her arts practice, consistently producing works of a high quality across a variety of media, and her contribution to the development and exhibition of contemporary and experimental art and the cultural dialogue in Alice Springs and Central Australia.

Previous winners of the award are Franca Barraclough, David Nixon and Kieran Finnane.

Download the TheLofty-NominationForm-2014

Nominations close 4:21pm on Friday 28 November.

The winner will be announced at a gala event on Friday 5 December.

The Lofty Award is generously sponsored by Brian Tucker.

 Lofty award winners David Nixon and Franca Barraclough with WTS Chair Dan Murphy      Pam Lofts, WTS founder

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CALL OUT: Exhibition Proposals + Travelling Artist Residencies in 2015

Watch this Space ARI is now calling for artists and content for its 2015 exhibition and residency programs.

art eAlmanac LEADER WTS July 9

Watch this Space in Alice Springs NT is an artist-run initiative that focuses on developing and showcasing contemporary and experimental art in all its forms. It has been running since 1993, making it one of the oldest ARIs in Australia. Despite its modest population of only 25,000, Alice Springs hosts a vibrant and supportive arts community and culture.

Proposals for exhibitions are sought from local, national and international artists at any stage in their career.

Residencies for one month or longer can be applied for by residents living outside of Central Australia.

To apply or find more information about exhibition proposals and residencies click here.
Applications close 15 August.

artAlmanac 2015 print NEW_edited-2

as featured in artAlmanac (July 2014)

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CALL OUT for 21st Birthday Members Show, SQUARED

Entries close 4pm, Friday 11 July [extended from 27 June]

It’s our 21st year and we are celebrating! How?
With a big group exhibition of works from YOU our awesome members.
Not a member and want to contribute? No problem. Read on.

Entry Requirements:
Theme: ‘Watch This Space’ – whatever that means to you.
Restrictions:
1) All works MUST be SQUARE in shape, maximum size 50 x 50 cm.
2) 2D works preferred. Square plinth-based works may be considered.
3) One entry per person, but you can enter up to 3 artworks with the one entry. [Generous offer!]

Entry fee: $33 inc GST (for up to 3 works), includes one year WTS membership.

Download entry form: WTS Members Show entry form

Entries to: wts@wts.org.au or PO Box 8405, Alice Springs NT 0871

Key dates:
Entries close 4pm, Friday 11 July.
Artworks to be received by 4pm, Tuesday 22 July.
Opening night – 6pm, Friday 1 August
Until Saturday 30 August

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