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

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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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CALLING ALL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AND CURATORS

2017 Call Out

Ever thought about exhibiting, curating or undergoing an artist residency in Central Australia? Watch This Space is calling out to all contemporary artists/curators for exhibition proposals & residencies for our 2017 Creative Program

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Positions available for 2017. Get in touch!

EXHIBITION PROGRAM

To exhibit between MARCH – OCTOBER 2017. Program open to artists of all disciplines and curators with great visions


APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY 31 OCTOBER, midnight


Watch this Space works to be a catalyst and conduit for conversations and experiments in the always-evolving languages of art. We support contemporary art dialogue in Mparntwe/Alice Springs both inside and outside a gallery space, encouraging, nurturing and promoting Central Australian and visiting artists.

Be a part of Watch This Space’s 2017 Creative Program
Watch This Space is a dynamic contemporary artist-run space with a long history in the desert of Central Australia. We support exhibitions for local and interstate, emerging and established artists with a focus on contemporary and experimental multi-arts disciplines. While we nurture broader contemporary themes, WTS also aims to stimulate discussion around issues that relate to our local context. Our program seeks experimental, innovative and conversation-inspiring art in all its forms. We offer professional and creative support, mentoring from our Curatorial Committee and the possibility to exhibit work offsite. The 2017 program also offers the opportunity to work alongside local community artists such as Tangentyere and Yarrenyty Arltere. We have a lively onsite studio community of local and visiting artists, large gallery space and outdoor performance area for exhibitions, happenings and events.

Exhibition Program
We are offering local, interstate and international artists, curators and community groups the opportunity to exhibit in our onsite gallery space. We welcome proposals for solo, collaborative or group exhibitions. Our gallery fee is $330 for 3 weeks or $165 a week if less than 3 weeks (inclusive of GST, not including $150 bond), however we recommend you take 3 weeks. Exhibiting artists will not only be given the opportunity to exhibit in our unique Central Australian gallery, but also benefit from the guidance and support of our Gallery Co-ordinator, Curatorial Committee and Board in developing their professional artistic practice.
Download a detailed exhibition information and application pack

Travelling Artist Residencies
Watch This Space reserves a studio for a visiting artist(s) with the aim of providing an affordable space for artists to focus, percolate ideas and develop work while deepening an appreciation of Central Australia. Residencies can include presentation opportunities but are not outcome-focused – we want to support, not pressure, our artists’ creative endeavors.

  • Cost: $110 inc GST per month. Length of stay is negotiable in advance.
  • Accommodation and transport is the responsibility of the artist to arrange.
  • Residency fee includes studio access, wifi, amenities at gallery, 24hr access.
  • WTS offers all residents creative, professional and practical support.

Your Travelling Artist Residency application must be submitted as a single PDF document to wts@wts.org.au, with all of the following information to be included.

  • Contact details: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, Website
  • Cover letter explaining why you would like to do a residency in Alice Springs
  • Preferred dates/month
  • Five (5) images of recent work
  • Artist CV

If residency is to be undertaken by multiple artists, please send information for all artists involved.

For more information on our Exhibition Proposal Guidelines and Travelling Artist Residencies please visit our website or get in touch wts@wts.org.au

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