WE ARE AN ARTIST RUN INITIATIVE
The only contemporary experimental art space in Central Australia, Watch This Space (WTS) has played a critical role in the creative ecology of Mparntwe/Alice Springs over the past 24 years. Watch This Space is a catalyst and conduit for conversations and experiments in the always-evolving languages of art. It supports contemporary art dialogue in the region both inside and outside a gallery space, encouraging, nurturing and promoting Central Australian and visiting artists. It is an ARI hub where studio artists and exhibiting artists intersect, housing a diversity of creative practices.
WE AIM TO
Create opportunities for local artists’ work to be discovered and made visible through hosting contemporary art exhibitions.
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.
Foster an inclusive creative community of artists who share skills and experiences with each other by accessing the onsite gallery and studio space.
Offer professional development opportunities for artists including artistic/cultural collaborations and skills development.
Nurture the full breadth of contemporary art activities including multi-disciplinary art forms, new media and installation work.
Our 2017 Creative Program has supported...
Marlene Rose Firkin
Maggie Gleeson Briscoe
Alice Springs Town Council Youth Action Group
Doris Kngwarraye Stuart
PUBLIC PROGRAMS, PROJECTS & EVENTS
Alice Sings Pop Choir
Edward Gould & Dave Crowe + 60 community members
Apmere Angkentye-kenhe (A Place for Language)
Beth Sometimes, Arrernte language experts and traditional custodians, Batchelor Institute, Akeyluerre Healing Centre, Children’s Ground, the Alice Springs Library & the Alice Springs Language Centre + wider Mparntwe/Alice Springs community/language learners
An Act Of Showing ARI group exhibition in Melbourne
Exhibited artwork by Pamela Lofts
Shiny Party Fundraiser / Community Market / Performances
Edward Francis, Alice Sings Pop-Choir, Ash Steel, Apakatja, DJ Drazic's GF, Cutlery
Kerri Meehan & Alex Ressel
60,000 Artists Fundraiser and Climate Change awareness
Arid Lands Environment Centre
Facts On The Ground Reading Groups
Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle
Violet Sunset Presentation
Full Disclosure Spy offsite installation
Wide Open Space Festival
Jacquie Chlanda, Jennifer Taylor & Jonny Rowden
Ideas Incubator 2.0
Community programming session for the 25th Birthday Celebrations in 2018
Magic Hour @ Coles Carpark exhibition in Hobart for HOBIENNALE
Beth Sometimes, Harry Hayes & Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts
Discursive Noticeboard Public Art
Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle
Banner image: The 2017 Lofty Awards Night. Photo credit: Emma Collard