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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.

LOUD SKY

LOUD SKY //

26 MARCH - 15 MAY 2022

Stories of survival uncovered through the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Hunter Region will come to the foreground in this unique exhibition.

LOUD SKY //

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS //

10 JULY - 22 AUGUST 2021

EXPERIMENTA returns to The Lock-Up with their 8th national touring exhibition LIFE FORMS exploring how biological and artificial life are challenging human-centric thinking.

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS //

COLLECT 2021

COLLECT 2021 //

5 JUNE - 27 JUNE 2021

Back again for 2021, The Lock-Up's fundraising exhibition COLLECT is your chance to see and invest in work by some of the best artists in the Hunter and beyond.

COLLECT 2021 //

INSIDE ELANDS

INSIDE ELANDS //

16 APRIL - 30 MAY 2021

INSIDE ELANDS explores the poetics of place, architectural space and landscape memoir through local archives, moving image and sound, painting, writing and expanded photography.

INSIDE ELANDS //

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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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