Casual Gallery Assistant Wanted

Watch This Space is looking for a Casual Gallery Assistant to help out our vibrant Artist Run Initiative in Central Australia.
 
To apply for the position please email your Cover Letter and CV to wts@wts.org.au by midnight Sunday 17th September.
Earlier applications are of course preferred.

Approximately 10 hours/ week
$26 / hour

More details about the position here

Gallery Assistant POSITION AVAILABLE

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An Act Of Showing

An Act Of Showing

Rethinking Artist Run Initiatives through Place

These past months we have been part of the making of and conversation around an important exhibition curated by Annabelle Lacroix. The exhibition features works by ARIs all over Australia and we are very proud to be exhibiting along side them, together and strong. Artist Run Initiatives have an important place in the art world, creating spaces for innovation and passion that are not always afforded in commercial galleries. This show talks about the influence of place on ARIs, one we feel has a very strong impact on our Mparntwe/Alice Springs space. For the exhibition we are exhibiting a photograph by one of our beloved founders, Pam Lofts, whom our end of year Lofty award is named after. In front of the photograph sits the yellow mwekarte (hat) you may have seen around town, created for Apmere Angkentye-kenhe / A Place For Language.

Beth Sometimes has written a powerful essay that sits along side the work. Read it here

An Act of Showing (title) - image Elwyn Murray

More details about the exhibition

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Workshop in July

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International artists, Alex Ressel and Kerri Meehan, are running a collaborative film making workshop looking at Nuclear waste storage and storytelling called Consequences. The program is based on a series of workshops the two artists have been holding in London about DIY sound production methods. 

You can find more information about their London-based workshops here. More info about the Alice Springs workshop to come.

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Opportunity for Local Artists: Space to Sell Your Work

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We are holding a “Lawn Sale” to fundraise for some exciting changes. This will be a little market place at our space with Live Music, coffee, food and lots of awesome stalls!Stalls are only $25 to hire

Anyone is welcome! Whether you want to sell your pre-loved clothes, household items, your art, craft, tasty treats, anything at all, you can hire a stall.

Contact us at the gallery wts@wts.org.au to arrange a space. Get in while there’s still spots left!

Lawn Sale: Saturday 13th May 11am-2pm

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Opportunity for Local Artists to Exhibit: Zine Fair

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Time to get bizzy for Strange Careers Zine Fair. The world needs Your Unique Voice; why wait for a publisher to observe your disturbing brilliance and/or endearing mediocrity?

Zines can be self-published stories/comics/single-page drawings, flip-books, posters, postcards….sky’s the limit really.

Contact us at the gallery wts@wts.org.au to arrange to make use of the Watch This Space photocopier and other facilities when compiling your work.

The Zine Fair will take place on Thursday 25th May, 4:30-8pm

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Opportunity for Local Artists to Exhibit

60,000 Artists

Watch This Space (WTS) and Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) are holding a fundraiser exhibition to raise awareness of Climate Change and support the work both organisations contribute to the community.

You are invited to create and exhibit an artwork that responds to the article: Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists . This article suggests that artists are an integral component of communicating the implications of climate change more effectively to the broader community.

We are asking artists of all mediums to contribute to this collaborative exhibition; painters, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers, textile artists, poets, musicians, performance and multi media artists.

Artists can choose to keep a percentage of the sale profits or generously donate all proceeds to ALEC and WTS.

Applications due: Monday 17 April
Download application form

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