Cleopatra’s Dress performs tonight

A visually and emotionally stunning performance of dance showcasing the transformative power of one woman’s love of textiles and fashion, and how her great-granddaughter brings her love back to life. A marriage of love and textile that becomes beautiful art.Cleopatra’s Dress is performed tonight from 7pm at Watch this SPACE.

Sia Cox, whose great-grandmother inspired the dresses and dance, will talk about the inspiration for the work, and showcase the screen prints and circle skirts used in the production on Saturday 6 September at 10am.

More information:

sia cox art

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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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Donate now for Free BBQ Cash Giveaway

Donate now or before June 29 to make Free BBQ Cash Giveaway (FBCG) happen. 

FBCG is a mini-arts festival and project to inspire Alice Springsians into art and action. Initiated by Alex Hullah and Josh Davis, the dynamic duo of Elephant Island. They are fundraising through Pozible, a dollar-for-dollar venture run by Creative Partnerships Australia. Overall, they need $10,000 for 9 separate yet inextricably linked projects.

$8480 has been raised so far. But they still need $2045 and only 5 days to do it in.

So support grass-roots artists in action and donate now! For arts sake!

It’s a double or nothing bet. If a funding campaign doesn’t reach the target it gets nothing.   RAISED $1405     NEED $595   RAISED $620       NEED $380   RAISED $475       NEED $525   RAISED $510      NEED $490   RAISED $945       NEED $55   RAISED $1285    TARGET MET    RAISED $1025    TARGET MET    RAISED $1050    TARGET MET    RAISED $1165    TARGET MET

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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.
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: 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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Position Vacant: Coordinator

Watch this Space is seeking a new Coordinator to run this dynamic contemporary arts organisation. Our 2014 Program is in full swing, and you will be working in an organised and welcoming environment. Read on to find out more!

Click here to download the full position description

Watch This Space is an artist run initiative and the only dedicated contemporary art space in a 1500km radius. We support local and national artists at all stages of their careers through providing exhibition space, artist studios, advice and advocacy. We currently receive three-year funding from the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT, yearly Visual Arts and Craft Strategy funding from the Australia Council, and generate additional income through our operational activities and private donations.

The Coordinator role is an exciting and varied job where you will coordinate all aspects of the exhibition program, special projects, develop new artistic initiatives and oversee all aspects of the art gallery, artist studios and outdoor performance space. You will be working autonomously for most day-to-day tasks. This is an incredibly rewarding role with a high degree of responsibility and the capacity to really contribute to the artistic and cultural life of our region.

The position is 35 hours per week and core working hours onsite at 4/9 George Crescent are Tuesday – Friday 11-5pm, however the remaining hours can be completed at a time that suits you. There is regular evening work involved in this role on average once a fortnight. Entitlements are pro rata and include six weeks annual leave and two weeks personal leave.

For enquiries please contact or 08 8952 1949 during office hours Tue-Fri 11-5pm. Applications close 5pm, Thursday 15 May.

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