24 June - 12 July 2009
Exhibitions opened by artist John Barnes on Thursday 25 June at 6.30 pm.
Out of Shape
Tomoko Iwahashi - The Loading Dock
Out of box, out of notion, out of language, and out of everyday.
This exhibition explores primal shapes which are creating structure of the world and ourselves.
Dan Lovegrove - The Long Room
The idea or concept behind my sculptures is that of the 'Industrial', depicting androgynous and ambiguous mechanical beings which comment on industries’ effect on society and society's effect on the industrial. The duplicity of the two fascinates me. It seems neither can survive without the other. What are we becoming? Where are we headed?
Barbara Callcott - The Pit
Mirror Mirror by Barbara Callcott investigates the question "who is the fairest one of all?"
Barbara Callcott is a postgraduate student researching iconoclasm and counter-iconoclasm as a critical frame for sculpture. "Figurative sculpture is a powerful medium for investigating controversial issues because its own legitimacy has been controversial for thousands of years" she said. Callcott holds a B Eng(Mech) as well as BFA(Hons) and has won numerous prizes for her art.
Your Manners Are Showing
Breony Delforce - The Locker Room
Political freedom, financial freedom, social and sexual freedom - women have left the domestic enclosure. But leaving the home and revelling in the freedoms which previous generations fought so hard for has left us in a tricky place. The traditions of women are being lost in a flurry of equality. I am interested in patterns which construct the domestic front, and the associations they have with femininity and tradition.
"I was born in the wagon of a travelling show"
Ellie Hannon - The Hoist
In this exhibition I focus on the dramatisation of the individual within society, primarily focusing on the ever-increasing act of borrowing particular aspects from different cultures. I feel that we can no longer pretend to be a mono culture, and what better existence to analyse for this concept than the nomadic gypsy way of life. By using mixed media, pattern making, and unsettled, transient gestures in my works, this exhibition will create a cross- cultural journey for the viewer.
Amy Hill - Media Space
We all leave behind a stain, a trace. Where ever we go, whatever we do, we leave behind a part of ourselves, evidence of our presence. This series is an attempt to document that stain, the trace into something tangible, something that we can see and experience.
Watt Space is funded by the UoN Services Limited and supported by the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music at the University of Newcastle. All associated images and information copyright © the artists, Watt Space & the University of Newcastle, Australia. Building images © Roger Hanley