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Watch This Space is closed for the Summer break and will reopen in February.
The office is attended until Friday 13 December, feel free to phone or email with any queries.
Wishing you a lovely Summer break!
The Lofty Art Award Winner
We warmly congratulate Kieran Finnane as the 2013 Lofty Award winner.
Kieran is an accomplished writer and journalist, and has reviewed countless exhibitions in our region providing a consistent and much needed critical analysis.
As Craig San Roque mentions in his nomination of Kieran for the award, “she has, over more than 20 years, consistently written on, commented upon, encouraged and reviewed Central Australian arts events. Her work has been intelligent, culturally informed, critical and constructive, and by its very consistency has provided local artists with a much-needed reflective mirror. Her quiet presence at events and her incisive, often fearless and also compassionate reviews have encouraged many of us, and offered critique of a high standard that we as local artists rarely experience. Her eulogy piece on Pam Lofts stands as a vital part of local history and testimony to Lofty.”
And from the judges Dan Murphy, Stephen Williamson, Leo Ortega and Shrike O’Malley:
“ Overall it was felt that Kieran had the strongest claim of this year’s nominations. This is due to her direct contribution to Watch This Space through writing many exhibitions held there and inviting people into this community arts space by articulating the philosophy behind a community arts space, giving coverage to emerging as well as established artists, and giving serious meaning to art shown at Watch This Space (and at other venues in Alice Springs) and opening up this dialogue with a broader audience through her articles on line and formerly in printed form.
Her reporting and documentation of cultural events in Alice Springs over a long period has produced a very valuable record of the richness of arts in this town, and through her own arts practice (poetry and prose) she has produced a body of work that is of and about this community.
Kieran has honoured and confirmed Watch This Space as a critical and serious cultural space in this town through her writing. Congratulations to Kieran as the 2013 Lofty Award recipient, and thanks to the people who contributed nominations to this year's awards and to the other artists considered for this year's award!
Kieran will be awarded with a $1000 cash prize, the opportunity to have an exhibition at WTS here at no cost and a beautiful trophy has been made by Julie and Steve Vincent (below).
New Facebook page!
OMG Seriously?? We are doing away with the old facebook page *(yes, some of you didn't even
know we had one, so we had to fix that!!)* Simply go to www.facebook.com/watchthisspacegallery and 'Like' us. We know you really want to Love Watch This Space, but that button has not been invented yet!
Art or Cunning?
The artists are Sia Cox, Dan Murphy, Julie Taylor, Sarah Pirrie, Yvette King,
Meredith Turnbull, Louise Owen. Curated by Alice Buscombe.
This is a major exhibition of contemporary sculpture, and includes works that evidence the ‘maker’ or artist’s hand. The artists were chosen as they are concerned with both the process and craft of art-making and the curatorial premise of their works.
Kelly-Lee Hickey, Jason Japaljarri Woods, Drew Moynihan, Dave Nixon and Nicky Schonkala.
Exploring ritual, transformation and shifting ideas on how we, the audience, engage with contemporary art. Curated by Alice Buscombe, Leo Ortega and Pip McManus. Click here and here to read the reviews of Shift
Young Curators The Young Curators program brings together students from across Alice Springs to learn about exhibition design, development and display.
Read the review & see photos by Lauren Fitzgerald, ABC Alice Springs