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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.

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

Oliver Harlan 'Cable' 2020

Oliver Harlan 'Cable' 2020 //

30 October 2020 -

A new video work by Newcastle artist Oliver Harlan that explores the current political and historical moment in America through performed recreations of the news media and the American obsession with paranormal content.

Oliver Harlan 'Cable' 2020 //

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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