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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.

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 //

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 //

HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY: ROSIE DEACON

ROSIE DEACON

HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY? // ROSIE DEACON

5 DECEMBER 2020 - 31 JANUARY 2021

Rosie Deacon transforms The Lock-Up spaces with her deep, immersive environmental installations that channel the artist's childhood memories of growing up in a rural town in New South Wales.

HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY? //
ROSIE DEACON

COVID-19 REOPENING INFORMATION

COVID-19 REOPENING INFORMATION //

FROM THE 20 JUNE 2020 -

Following the Government’s guidelines and ease of COVID-19 restrictions, The Lock-Up will be reopening under reduced services and implementing procedures to ensure we will be doing our best to keep our community, volunteers and staff safe.

COVID-19 REOPENING INFORMATION //

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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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