UTS Gallery Student Writing Program Awarded to Madeline Newling

In 2017 UTS Gallery invited proposals from current UTS students for short-form essays (500 words) responding to our 2017 exhibition program. In November, Madeline Newling was selected as the final writer for 2017 and wrote a response to The Invisible, curated by Abdul Karim Hekmat. You can read the published essay from Madeline and our other student writers below.

We looked for insightful and innovative critical writing that addressed the themes of the four exhibitions on show at UTS Gallery in 2017. Proposals were requested after the opening of each exhibition, allowing time for the percolation of ideas. We asked writers to visit the exhibition, reflect on their experience, and tell us how they’d like to respond. One proposal per exhibition was selected and developed in consultation with UTS Gallery curatorial staff. The essays were published on ArtsHub and the UTS ART website. Students from all faculties were encouraged to apply. A writer’s fee of $250 was paid on publication.


Exhibition 1: Surface TensionBiljana Jancic Read the published essay.

Exhibition 2: Impact, Fiona Foley, Michael Cook, Angela Tiatia, Taloi Havini Read the published essay. 

Exhibition 3: Sounding the Future, Gail Priest, George Poonkhin Khut, Pia van Gelder and Tom Smith, Peter Blamey Read the published essay. 

Exhibition 4: The InvisibleAbdul Karim Hekmat, Khadim Ali, Rushdi Anwar, Elyas Alavi & more Read the published essay.
Exhibition closes November 24, 2017.


The student writing program will open again for submissions in early 2018. Watch this space for details

Questions? Get in touch. We suggest you read previous writing on our exhibition program here.