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THE LOCK-UP CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

What's On

The Lock-Up’s innovatively curated program promotes current, experimental and diverse practices from local, national and international creatives.

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY //

6 FEBRUARY - 11 APRIL 2021

False Sense of Security’ is a group show exploring the subjectivity, privilege and hidden cost of security.

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY //

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS //

10 JULY - 22 AUGUST 2021

EXPERIMENTA returns to The Lock-Up with their 8th national touring exhibition LIFE FORMS exploring how biological and artificial life are challenging human-centric thinking.

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS //

COLLECT 2021

COLLECT 2021 //

5 JUNE - 27 JUNE 2021

Back again for 2021, The Lock-Up's fundraising exhibition COLLECT is your chance to see and invest in work by some of the best artists in the Hunter and beyond.

COLLECT 2021 //

INSIDE ELANDS

INSIDE ELANDS //

16 APRIL - 30 MAY 2021

INSIDE ELANDS explores the poetics of place, architectural space and landscape memoir through local archives, moving image and sound, painting, writing and expanded photography.

INSIDE ELANDS //

SOCIAL / UPDATES / FORUMS / PROMOTIONS / TRASH

Giselle Stanborough

SOCIAL / UPDATES / FORUMS / PROMOTIONS / TRASH // Giselle Stanborough

5.30PM WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2021 -

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY artist Giselle Stanborough comes to The Lock-Up for her performance lecture Social / Updates / Forums / Promotions / Trash

SOCIAL / UPDATES / FORUMS / PROMOTIONS / TRASH //
Giselle Stanborough

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Artist in Residence

Visiting residents engage with the community, schools and tertiary institutions through lectures, in-conversation events, workshops, open studios and exhibition/performances.

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Our History

In September 2014 The Lock-Up re-launched as a dedicated contemporary art space as a place for exchange, ideas, exploration, information and cultural endeavour.

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Venue Hire

The Lock-Up offers a dramatic setting for your next event in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct.

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