Proposal submissions currently CLOSED.
Watch This Space welcomes proposals from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists, groups, curators and community organisations. We offer fully subsidised hire fees and a PAID $1,000 exhibition fee for 3-week exhibition slots in a unique environment: the Centre of Australia - Mparntwe/Alice Springs.
$1,000 exhibition fee
A fully subsidised gallery space at WTS for three weeks
Guidance and support from our Gallery Coordinator, Curatorial Committee and Board in developing their professional practice.
Access to and assistance with WTS equipment, tools and resources (prior arrangement ideal).Support and advice regarding exhibition installation, marketing and publicity
Digital promotion of exhibition through the WTS website, social media platforms, e-newsletter and other online resources.
Hard-copy mail out of invitation to WTS Members. This covers the cost for mailout, i.e. postage, labels and envelopes.
Supply of all necessary invitation logos and organisation of printing promotional material
Opening night bar provision and attendance
Coordination of artwork sales on opening night and duration of exhibition expect on Saturdays
Staffing of the exhibition during weekday open hours (Wed-Fri 12-5pm).
FREE gallery hire!
Maximum of three weeks. This includes install and de-install. We recommend artists take this three-week option.
We are also open to pop-up exhibitions. (These will not be paid, however there will still be zero hire fee).
Please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org as ONE PDF file:
Proposal (max. 500 words) including:
Your name and contact details: phone, email, residential address, website.
3 preferred months to exhibit (in order of preference).
Details about your exhibition and the work: what, why, how.
A statement explaining how your proposal relates to the WTS aims and objectives (see page 2).
Artist CV (max. 2 pages per artist).
Good quality visual support material. Between 5-10 images, or 3 links to video/multimedia works (per artist). Please include artwork details (title, year, medium, dimensions). Note: if your work is video/performance based you MUST include video content. Video stills are not sufficient.
All programming decisions are made by the WTS Curatorial Committee. The committee is made up of three to four Alice Springs/Mparntwe based artists and arts workers. The 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.
Decisions will be finalised and applicants notified of outcome within 6 weeks of application closing date.