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THE LOCK-UP CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

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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 - 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

CAPTURING THE REAL

Trajectory Ensemble with artist Nat Randall presented by Tantrum Youth Arts

CAPTURING THE REAL // Trajectory Ensemble with artist Nat Randall presented by Tantrum Youth Arts

13 NOVEMBER - 22 NOVEMBER 2020

Artist Nat Randall will be working with Tantrum Youth Art’s Trajectory Ensemble in an exciting multi-arts collaboration, exploring ideas of liveness and improvisation across performance, video, visual arts and sound.

CAPTURING THE REAL //
Trajectory Ensemble with artist Nat Randall presented by Tantrum Youth Arts

miyarnuwimanha: NICOLE MONKS

NICOLE MONKS

miyarnuwimanha // NICOLE MONKS

12 SEPTEMBER - 8 NOVEMBER 2020

miyarnuwimanha, translating to ‘learning, becoming knowledgeable’, explores the innate and unconscious interconnectedness to Country, community and culture.

miyarnuwimanha //
NICOLE MONKS

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 //

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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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