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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Studio space available

Applications due by midnight 20th August

From 1st September WTS will have one studio space available for local artists

Lease period between 1-6 months
Size roughly 3 x 4 m
$155/month


APPLICATION

Artists will need to submit an application via email to wts@wts.org.au

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

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

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

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our coordinator, Zoya, on 8952 1949 or wts@wts.org.au

Applications due by midnight 20th August
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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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