The Lock-Up’s innovatively curated program promotes current, experimental and diverse practices from local, national and international creatives.
KURT SORENSEN // PORT OF CALL
06 February 2015 - 15 March 2015
Kurt Sorensen’s eerie and cinematic work is a blend of photography, history and anthropology.
LOOK SEE 2015 // LOOK SEE 2015
11 DECEMBER 2015 - 31 JANUARY 2016
Look See is an annual exhibition featuring a premium selection of contemporary artists and designers from around the globe, each offering up a very special kind of art that packs a punch.
BRETT McMAHON // HIDDEN NATURE
14 AUGUST 2015 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2015
Brett McMahon’s work in the exhibition Hidden Nature seeks to explore the poetic space between what we encounter and expect, and what is felt, intuited and eluded.
THE ISLAND COULD BE HEARD BY NIGHT //
22 MAY 2015 - 28 JUNE 2015
The Island Could be Heard by Night is a collaborative project between Deb Mansfield and Belinda Howden that investigates the island narrative of Nobby’s Head (Whibayganba), Newcastle NSW.
SHARMANIC ORGANIC II //
15 MAY 2015 - 17 MAY 2015
Shamanic Organic II is a continuation of a project that began in 2012 for the NextWave Festival, Shamanic Organic Contemporary Cuisine, in which the artist attempted to compress ideas regarding food and culture, authenticity, technology and consciousness into a dynamic performance piece.
Visiting residents engage with the community, schools and tertiary institutions through lectures, in-conversation events, workshops, open studios and exhibition/performances.Read More
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.Read More
The Lock-Up offers a dramatic setting for your next event in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct.Read More
Re opening 5th September, when we will be open from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, Sunday 11am-3pm. Drop in and say hello!
Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.
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