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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.

PORT OF CALL

PORT OF CALL

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.

KURT SORENSEN //
PORT OF CALL

LOOK SEE 2015

LOOK SEE 2015

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.

LOOK SEE 2015 //
LOOK SEE 2015

HIDDEN NATURE

HIDDEN NATURE

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.

BRETT McMAHON //
HIDDEN NATURE

The Island Could Be Heard By Night

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.

THE ISLAND COULD BE HEARD BY NIGHT //

Shamanic Organic II

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.

SHARMANIC ORGANIC II //

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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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