Our clients have included; Toyota Australia, Lowensteins Arts Management, Hobsons Bay City Council, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Williamstown Summer Festival, Park Hyatt Sydney, G.R.A.I.N. Store Nathalia.
Toyota Community Foundation
Over the two years prior to the closure of the Toyota manufacturing plant at Altona, Watch Arts was responsible for managing two separate photographic commissions involving Australian photographers documenting employees and processes at the Altona plant. Photographers in 2015 were Jane Brown, Jean-Marc La-Roque and Dave Tacon, and John Gollings AM in 2016. This project culminated in an exhibition and discussion panel at The Substation in Newport as part of the inaugural Art & Industry Festival in November 2016. Panel members included Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator of Photography at NGV and the exhibition was officially opened by Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography
All images below; John Gollings AM
Jean-Marc La-Roque, Weld Shop
Image top: Jane Brown, Powertrain engine storage.
Above image: Dave Tacon, Resin Shop moulding inspection with (L-R) Maria Ribeiro & Ahmed Ibrahim
Toyota Community Spirit Gallery
2004 - 2014
Located in Toyota Australia's corporate headquarters in Port Melbourne, the gallery aimed to provide space for artists, especially emerging artists to show their work. The gallery opened in July 2004 and ran a continuous program of exhibitions with the program focused on local artists but also included works by regional and interstate artists. The works of more than 1000 artists have been exhibited with the space provided free of charge to exhibiting artists and a catalogue produced for each exhibition. The program also included an annual indoor outdoor sculpture exhibition which ran for 10 years culminating in a $10,000 sculpture prize which was awarded to Peter Forward.
Willamstown Festival Art Prize 2007 - 2009