2016 Lofty Nominations

The Lofty Award is Alice Springs’ annual independent art award, designed to celebrate high endeavour in arts practice in Central Australia.

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WTS is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 LOFTY to be awarded on 26th November 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 protected]
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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.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 18th November, 6pm

*Board members/curatorial committee members and staff of WTS are ineligible for the award.


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.

30 September18 November 2016
Watch This Space Gallery and Artist Run Initiative
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