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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
International artists, Alex Ressel and Kerri Meehan, are running a collaborativefilm 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.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org