Artist-run contemporary art gallery

Get Involved

Watch This Space members have a direct influence over what happens to the space.

Watch This Space loves new members… For a small yearly cost, you will receive discounts at several local businesses, discounted drinks at our opening night functions, and the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting your local artist-run initiative.

Image: Milly Cobb & Pops Bagnall, Travelling Studio Artists in Residence, who completed a 3 month residency in 2013.


Watch This Space is an artist-run initiative and members have a direct influence over what happens to the space. We also rely on your membership fees to keep on going!

Members also receive discounts at participating local businesses and discounted drinks on opening night events.

Membership Fees

Standard [Crowd Class] $15
Super [Patron Class]       $30
(paying for a Super membership allows you to donate a little more to keep us going)

Join Now

Download the membership form as a Word document WTS Membership Form DOC or as a PDF WTS Membership Form PDF.
Complete it and return with payment to:

  1. Old school: Post to Watch This Space, PO Box 8405, Alice Springs NT 0871 with a cheque or money order.
  2. New wave: Return the form via email and send your payment via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Our bank details are on the form.
  3. Cash in hand: Drop in to the gallery during office hours Tue-Fri 11-5pm (or on exhibition opening nights) with your completed form and hard cash.

E-News membership

If you would like to sign up for free to receive our e-newsletter, click here.

Exhibitor Proposals

Applications to Exhibit & Curate in 2017 are now closed

Sign up to our e-newsletter to receive updates on our Call Outs for Exhibition and Residency Proposals

Read more about our Exhibition Proposals & Program


Image: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff’s exhibition, Mind The Gap, 2016

Travelling Artist Residencies

Proposals for our 2017 Travelling Artist Studio residencies are now closed

One studio behind the gallery is reserved and available for artists living ‘out of town’ – interstate, overseas or outside NT’s Central Desert region.

  • Studio includes a desk and chair, and artist easel if desired.
  • Access to the gallery toolkit can be arranged.
  • Dimensions are 3.5 x 3.2m.
  • Communal kitchen with fridge, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities.
  • Watch this Space is a 10 minute walk from the town centre, shops and supermarket.

The residency includes a pop-up exhibition at the end of the residency.

Cost is $110 per month. Residency lasts one (or more) months.
Please note accommodation and assistance with travel costs are not included, however, we can provide a list of places to stay nearby to suit a range of budgets.

To apply:
Send a cover letter explaining why you would like to do a residency in Alice Springs, your preferred dates/month, five (5) images of recent work, and your artist CV to

Image: Milly Cobb & Pops Bagnall, Travelling Studio Artists in Residence, who completed a 3 month residency in 2013.

Artist Studios

All studios are currently full but you are welcome to submit an expression of interest at any time.

As part of our support to artists, Watch This Space has four studio spaces to offer local and visiting artists.

Our inside studio spaces are leased to artists at $25-40 per week. There is also a much larger Shed studio available for $50 per week. All studios are inclusive of power, wireless internet and 24hr access. The studios are conditional upon a standard contract.

If you are interested in renting an artist studio please contact us via phone 08 8952 1949 or email

Employment Vacancies

There are currently no positions available

JBirds Outdoor Venue

JBird is WTS’s outdoor venue, open to the community for hire
The space is equipped with a professional stage and large projection screen.

For enquiries about renting JBird’s Place please contact WTS via phone or email.

Rental of JBird’s Place begins at:
Community Event – $100
Business Event – $200

More details and images of JBird’s Place