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.

Ash Island and its Transformations

Nicola Hensel, Cherie Johnson, Emma van Leest and Shan Turner-Carroll // Ash Island and its Transformations

05 Sep - 28 Sep 2014

Ash Island and its Transformations features new works by artists Nicola Hensel, Cherie Johnson, Emma van Leest and Shan Turner-Carroll.

Nicola Hensel, Cherie Johnson, Emma van Leest and Shan Turner-Carroll //
Ash Island and its Transformations

The History of Murder

The History of Murder

Professor Pieter Spierenburg // The History of Murder

8 Oct 2014 - 6pm

The University of Newcastle’s Centre for the History of Violence and The Lock-Up present Professor Pieter Spierenburg // The History of Murder.

Professor Pieter Spierenburg //
The History of Murder

Possible Futures Events

Critical Animals

Possible Futures Events // Critical Animals

03 Oct - 05 Oct 2014

The Future's Knot is the official exhibition presented by Critical Animals in 2014.

Possible Futures Events //
Critical Animals

The Future's Knot

The Future's Knot

Critical Animals Presents // The Future's Knot

03 Oct - 26 Oct 2014

The Future’s Knot is a group show provoked by the question of whether or not it is possible to use the very technologies employed by institutions of power to create points of resistance.

Critical Animals Presents //
The Future's Knot

Artist in Residence

Peter Johnson //

01 Oct - 07 Oct 2014

Peter is an emerging curator and cultural producer living and working in Sydney. He works as an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Peter Johnson //

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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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