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Exhibition: Learning From Alice Springs

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 4, 2018

Please join us for the launch of ‘Learning from Alice Springs’ Thursday 18 October 6pm.
Over the past 3 years, UON Architecture students and staff have worked with the Alice Springs practice, Tangentyere Design. This unique collaboration has allowed students to participate in designing real projects within the Town Camps of Alice Springs, while meeting residents and being part of the community for a couple of weeks.
Many of the projects have subsequently received funding, and some have been constructed. Our contribution is a modest effort to restore a measure of social equity and cultural agency within places Australia appears to have largely forgotten. This exhibition is an overview of some of the work undertaken, and some of the experiences that were collected along the way.
The image shows a star picket deeply hammered into the middle of a communal open space, surrounded by a handful of houses, within a Town Camp. It’s there to prick the tyres of the pricks who drift their cars at high speed in the middle of the camp. It reminds us of the happenings that we bare no witness to, but are none the less real. Does this happen where you live? In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, why are we still talking about this?
Image credit: Angus Wirth, Town Camp
Watt Space opening hours: Wed – Sun 11am – 5pm or by appointment
The exhibition will span from Wed 17th Oct – Sun 4th Nov.


October 24
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Watt Space Gallery
Ground Floor, Northumberland House, cnr King and Auckland Street
Newcastle, 2300 Australia
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