The Lock-Up’s innovatively curated program promotes current, experimental and diverse practices from local, national and international creatives.
GROUP EXHIBITION // IT'S TIMELY TOO
25 JUNE - 7 AUGUST 2016
A group exhibition inspired by Gough Whitlam's two landmark speeches of 1972 and 1974.
GROUP EXHIBITION // EVERY BREATH WE TAKE
10 DECEMBER 2016 - 29 JANUARY 2017
Using air as an artistic medium, a motif or as the starting point for artistic research, this exhibition project explores the concept of air and its wider connections.
GROUP EXHIBITION // CRITICAL ANIMALS
1 OCTOBER - 30 OCTOBER 2016
A group exhibition of emerging and established artist pushing the boundaries of contemporary art - presented by Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art festival (TINA).
BEAT BENDER | CALL OUT //
13 AUGUST - 14 AUGUST 2016
BEAT BENDER, a music weekend with a twist.
PANEL DISCUSSION // LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK
4:30PM - 6:30PM SATURDAY 16 JULY -
The Lock-Up and Newcastle Writers Festival present Looking forward, looking back: Discussions on social and cultural change in the era of Whitlam and beyond.
Visiting residents engage with the community, schools and tertiary institutions through lectures, in-conversation events, workshops, open studios and exhibition/performances.Read More
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.Read More
The Lock-Up offers a dramatic setting for your next event in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct.Read More
We are open from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, Sunday 11am-3pm. Drop in and say hello!
Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.
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