APPLICATIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT 1ST NOVEMBER
From 15th November WTS will have one studio space available for local artists
6 month lease
Size roughly 3 x 4 m
Artists will need to submit an application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists must submit:
- Document (max. 1 page) including:
- Name and contact details: phone, email, address, website.
- Details about artist’s work
- How artist intends to use the studio, i.e: are they working on a specific project, exploring a concept, experimenting, using a particular media, etc.
- Length of time artist wishes to lease space
- Why artist is interested in Watch This Space
- 3-8 images of artist’s work
The WTS Curatorial 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.
Decision will be finalised and applicants notified of outcome before 1st September.
Note: All programming decisions are made by the WTS Curatorial Committee. The committee is made up of three Alice Springs based artists and arts workers.
Watch This Space strongly encourages applications from Northern Territory artists
APPLICATIONS DUE BY SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER, MIDNIGHT
Watch This Space welcomes proposals from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individual artists, groups of artists, curators and community organisations. We offer 3-week exhibition slots with subsidised hire fees in a unique environment: the Centre of Australia, Mparntwe/Alice Springs.
We are currently coordinating our program for March-August of 2018. Please see our Exhibition Proposal Guidelines for more details about the program and how to apply.
Download our Proposal Guidelines here:
If unable to download, please email us at email@example.com for a copy
Designated exhibition spot for artists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage
In 2018, one of WTS’s seven exhibition spots is designated to a contemporary experimental artist of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. This is part of our commitment to nurture an inclusive arts community in Central Australia in a sustainable manner. This initiative is a great opportunity to exhibit in a unique space, and seeks to value, respect and promote the practices of Indigenous Australians. We are excited and hope it will encourage artists of Indigenous backgrounds to be part of our program and organisation.
Watch This Space is looking for a Casual Gallery Assistant to help out our vibrant Artist Run Initiative in Central Australia.
To apply for the position please email your Cover Letter and CV firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Sunday 17th September.
Earlier applications are of course preferred.
Approximately 10 hours/ week
$26 / hour
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
Watch This Space in the newspaper
Applications for our Exhibition and Residency Proposals for 2017 close 31st October. Get your ideas in quick!
WTS is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 LOFTY to be awarded on Saturday 26th December 2016
TO BE ELIGIBLE A NOMINATED ARTIST MUST:
- Have been or currently is a member of Watch this Space.
- Must show dedication and passion for their Arts practice, producing new works with a relevance to the physical landscape or cultural terrain of Central Australia.
- Demonstrate that their arts practise has made a positive contribution to Watch This Space.
To make a nomination simply email your application to email@example.com
The Recipient of the Award will be announced publicly, be celebrated and promoted on the WTS website, will have the opportunity to create or curate an exhibition to be held at WTS in 2017 and will receive a cash reward of $1000.
Board members/curatorial committee members and staff of WTS are ineligible for the award.
A BIT ABOUT THE AWARDS
In 1991 Pam Lofts saw the need for a space for contemporary artists to exhibit their work in Alice Springs, and with a small team of fellow artists, was instrumental in the creation of Watch this Space Inc. Since opening in 1994 WTS Inc. has become a focal point for contemporary and experimental art, and artists in Alice Springs, and continues to be an important part of the cultural landscape of Central Australia.
Pam has continued, with dedication, to pursue her arts practice, consistently producing works of a high quality across a variety of media. Through her art Pam has made a significant contribution to the Artistic and Cultural dialogue in Alice Springs and Central Australia.
In honour of Pam, her art, and her contribution to the Arts, WTS is proud to announce the annual LOFTY AWARD for high endeavour in the Arts in Central Australia.
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
Positions available for 2017. Get in touch!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
Nominations are now open for Watch this Space’s 4th annual LOFTY Award.
The award recognises a Central Australian artist that has, through their own artistic work and engagement in the local and broader artistic community, contributed to the artistic conversation of Alice Springs and beyond.
The Lofty winner is awarded $1000 prize money, the unique hand-crafted ‘Lofty’ and the opportunity to exhibit in 2015 at WTS with all gallery costs given for free.
The Lofty Award is named after the late Pamela Lofts, one of the founding members of Watch this Space ARI in 1993. It recognises her dedication to her arts practice, consistently producing works of a high quality across a variety of media, and her contribution to the development and exhibition of contemporary and experimental art and the cultural dialogue in Alice Springs and Central Australia.
Previous winners of the award are Franca Barraclough, David Nixon and Kieran Finnane.
Download the TheLofty-NominationForm-2014
Nominations close 4:21pm on Friday 28 November.
The winner will be announced at a gala event on Friday 5 December.
The Lofty Award is generously sponsored by Brian Tucker.