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Thursday
Dec052013

The Lock-Up is Re-visioning its future

The Lock-Up Cultural Centre is re-visioning its future.

Building on our past successes we are re-conceptualising The Lock-Up with an aspiration to become a dynamic cultural hub, providing a unique experience for visitors to the centre and Newcastle. To help us re-open bigger and better you can contribute to the re-visioning process through our online survey. Your participation in this survey helps us to better understand you, our audience, and the kinds of cultural events and activities you would like to see more of at The Lock-Up.

COMPLETE OUR ONLINE SURVEY

The re-visioning of the centre is part of a strategic planning process currently being embarked upon by the Newcastle Historic Reserve Trust, the managerial board of The Lock-Up. As part of the strategic planning we will be looking closely at what The Lock-Up is and what it does. 

In order to do this properly and with the flexibility to make changes to the site and to our programs, we will need to allow several months to implement changes. During this time we will not be open to the public. At this stage we anticipate closing from mid-December through until May 2014.

Our aim is to bring more people into The Lock-Up and to re-launch our centre with impact, taking our place as a must see cultural destination in the heart of Newcastle's East End. To engage in the conversation please visit our website or Facebook page and leave your comment. 

For further enquiries please contact Jessi England Sideris.

Thursday
Dec052013

Shape Things To Come featured in The Newcastle Herald

Josh Wodak's exhibition shape Things To come was reviewed by Kerryn Brent and Jeffrey McGee in The Newcastle Herald. 

shape Things To come closes Sunday 8 December and is the final exhibition of 2013.

Follow the link for the full article.

Friday
Nov292013

THE LOCK-UP ON AIR

The Lock-Up Cultural Centre was featured on Drive, 1233 ABC Newcastle hosted by Paul Bevan. Paul interviewed Geraldine Bobsien, the Chair of The Newcastle Historic Reserve Trust, and Director of The Lock-Up Cultural Centre Jessi England Sideris. 

Geraldine, Jessi and Paul discussed the structure of The Lock-Up and the changes afoot for 2014. 

Listen to the full interview here.

To take part in our online survey, as mentioned during the interview, please click here.

Thursday
Nov212013

A NEW VISION FOR THE LOCK-UP

The Lock-Up Cultural Centre is re-visioning its future.

Building on our past successes we are re-conceptualising The Lock-Up with an aspiration to become a dynamic cultural hub, providing a unique experience for visitors to the centre and Newcastle. To help us re-open bigger and better you can contribute to the re-visioning process through our online survey. Your participation in this survey helps us to better understand you, our audience, and the kinds of cultural events and activities you would like to see more of at The Lock-Up.

COMPLETE OUR ONLINE SURVEY

The re-visioning of the centre is part of a strategic planning process currently being embarked upon by the Newcastle Historic Reserve Trust, the managerial board of The Lock-Up. As part of the strategic planning we will be looking closely at what The Lock-Up is and what it does. 

In order to do this properly and with the flexibility to make changes to the site and to our programs, we will need to allow several months to implement changes. During this time we will not be open to the public. At this stage we anticipate closing from mid-December through until May 2014.

Our aim is to bring more people into The Lock-Up and to re-launch our centre with impact, taking our place as a must see cultural destination in the heart of Newcastle's East End. To engage in the conversation please visit our website or Facebook page and leave your comment. 

For further enquiries please contact Jessi England Sideris.

Wednesday
Oct302013

EXHIBITION: shape Things To come by Josh Wodak

Josh Wodak, 6 Degrees of Separation, 2013, inkjet print on archival cotton rag, 78 x 112 cm.

EXHIBITION
22 November - 8 December 2013

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm

Models of climate change trajectories show the shape of things to come for the biosphere and its inhabitants this century. Scientific organisations worldwide overwhelmingly maintain that the window to avoid runaway catastrophic climate change is closing fast: being one decade…at most. In turn, highly reputed climate scientists and scientific organisations are now proposing radical ways to engineer the world’s climate through bio-engineering and geo-engineering.    

shape Things To come explores this reversal of agency: from being shaped by things to come, to how humans may shape things to come through climate engineering interventions designed to separate existing life forms from six degrees of catastrophe. 

OPENING EVENT:
Friday 22 November, from 5:30pm

Exhibition opened by Jeffrey McGee, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School.