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Barnacle Studio

Barnacle Studio

Artist in Residence // Barnacle Studio

23 FEB - 11 MAR 2016

Barnacle Studio (artist Mignon Steele and architect Morgan Figgis) will use The Lock-Up residency to research and explore their respective practices in visuals arts and architecture.

Artist in Residence //
Barnacle Studio

In Conversation – Damien Frost

In Conversation

Damien Frost // In Conversation

10 February 2016 5.30PM -

Join artist Damien Frost as he discusses his exhibition NIGHT FLOWERS.

Damien Frost //
In Conversation

Neridah Stockley

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

NERIDAH STOCKLEY // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

9 FEBRUARY - 22 FEBRUARY 2016

Neridah Stockley will utilise her time in the residency at The Lock-Up to produce works responding to local domestic/industrial structures, streetscapes, parks, seascapes and landforms.

NERIDAH STOCKLEY //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

NIGHT FLOWERS

NIGHT FLOWERS

DAMIEN FROST // NIGHT FLOWERS

6 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2016

Kicking starting 2016, Damien Frost captures London’s underground night life in an exquisite series of portraits.

DAMIEN FROST //
NIGHT FLOWERS

INTRO TO BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

INTRO TO BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP WITH JESS CRUICKSHANK // PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

1-4PM SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER -

Interested in refining expressive lettering with a brush? Then this one’s for you.

INTRO TO BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP WITH JESS CRUICKSHANK //
PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

VECTORISM: A VECTOR ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

VECTORISM: A VECTOR ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH TRAVIS PRICE // PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

10AM – 1PM SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER 2015 -

Are you looking for a digital illustration workshop? Come join us for a hands-on digital illustration workshop with the master of the craft – Travis Price.

VECTORISM: A VECTOR ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH TRAVIS PRICE //
PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

GOOD & EVIL // LOOK SEE

PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE AT THE LOCK-UP

GOOD & EVIL // PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE AT THE LOCK-UP

11 DECEMBER 2015 - 31 JANUARY 2016

This year’s LOOK SEE exhibition is titled Good & Evil and will feature a swag of artworks inspired by this theme from the finest creative folk in town and around.

GOOD & EVIL //
PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE AT THE LOCK-UP

MIXT BIZNESS

PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

MIXT BIZNESS CREATIVE CONFERENCE // PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

9.15AM – 4PM FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2015 -

Are you a recent grad wanting to burst into the professional creative world? Are you currently freelancing and want to power-up your skills? Well this may be your ticket to ride.

MIXT BIZNESS CREATIVE CONFERENCE //
PRESENTED BY LOOK SEE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

TRAVIS PRICE

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

TRAVIS PRICE // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

11 DECEMBER - 13 DECEMBER 2015

Travis Price is respected internationally for his evolution and experimentation of vector illustration and seen as a leader in the field.

TRAVIS PRICE //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE - PETER LEWIS

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

PETER LEWIS // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

8.30AM FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2015 -

Renew Newcastle, in association with The Lock-Up, is excited to announce that Peter Lewis will join us for Creative Talks on Friday 4 December 2015.

PETER LEWIS //
CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

CREATIVE TALKS // ANGELA HAILEY AND SUZY MANNING FROM STUDIO MELT

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

Angela Hailey and Suzy Manning from Studio Melt // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

8:30AM FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2015 -

Renew Newcastle, in association with The Lock-Up, is excited to announce that Angela Hailey and Suzy Manning will join us for Creative Talks.

Angela Hailey and Suzy Manning from Studio Melt //
CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

EXHIBIT A SYMPOSIUM

EXHIBIT A SYMPOSIUM //

31 OCTOBER 2015 -

A free event exploring topics of crime, criminality and the criminal subject.

EXHIBIT A SYMPOSIUM //

LURKING IN THE SHADOWS – GHOST TOUR

LURKING IN THE SHADOWS – GHOST TOUR //

5.30pm - 7.30pm SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015 -

Explore some of Newcastle’s dark and hidden past… a collaboration with Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle Ghost Tours and The Lock-Up.

LURKING IN THE SHADOWS – GHOST TOUR //

EXHIBIT A

GROUP EXHIBITION

EXHIBIT A // GROUP EXHIBITION

30 OCTOBER 2015 - 6 DECEMBER 2015

Exhibit A examines the topic of crime and criminality while presenting a fertile conceptual ground for artists.

EXHIBIT A //
GROUP EXHIBITION

Tina Havelock Stevens

Artist in Residence

Tina Havelock Stevens // Artist in Residence

29 October 2015 - 1 November 2015

Tina Havelock Stevens is a multidisciplinary artist whose work features in the Exhibit A exhibition.

Tina Havelock Stevens //
Artist in Residence

CRITICAL ANIMALS

Re:Location

CRITICAL ANIMALS // Re:Location

2 OCTOBER 2015 - 25 OCTOBER 2015

Re: Location, an exhibition presented by Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art (TiNA)

CRITICAL ANIMALS //
Re:Location

SIMON HIPGRAVE FROM THE HUNGRY WORKSHOP // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

SIMON HIPGRAVE // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

2 OCTOBER 2015 -

Renew Newcastle, in association with The Lock-Up is excited to announce that Simon Hipgrave will join us for Creative Talks at 8.30am on Friday 2 October 2015.

SIMON HIPGRAVE //
CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

NEXT TO NOTHING: ART AS PERFORMANCE

SYMPOSIUM

NEXT TO NOTHING: ART AS PERFORMANCE // SYMPOSIUM

26 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

A meeting of art and philosophy in the age of post-dematerialisation

NEXT TO NOTHING: ART AS PERFORMANCE //
SYMPOSIUM

MIDPOINTNESS

STEVE DUTTON

MIDPOINTNESS // STEVE DUTTON

23 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

An exhibition coinciding with Next to Nothing: Art as Performance Symposium in partnership with the School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle.

MIDPOINTNESS //
STEVE DUTTON

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN MIDPOINTNESS

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN MIDPOINTNESS

STEVE DUTTON // CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN MIDPOINTNESS

18 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 23 SEPTEMBER 2015

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN MIDPOINTNESS

“Newcastle I need your help.” – Prof. Steve Dutton

STEVE DUTTON //
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN MIDPOINTNESS

LUCY TWEED FROM COOL EDIES // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

LUCY TWEED FROM COOL EDIES // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

18 SEPTEMBER 2O15 -

Renew Newcastle, in association with The Lock-Up, is excited to announce stylist Lucy Tweed will join us for Creative Talks on Friday 18 September 2015.

LUCY TWEED FROM COOL EDIES //
CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

STEVE DUTTON

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

STEVE DUTTON // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

14 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

Steve Dutton will complete an Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up as part of his research and installation of the exhibition Midpointness at the Lock-Up from 23 – 26 September 2015.

STEVE DUTTON //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Brett McMahon Bike Riding Tour

Bike Riding Tour

Brett McMahon Bike Riding Tour // Bike Riding Tour

29 AUGUST 2015 -

2pm – 4pm

Join local artist Brett McMahon for this special collaborative event - a unique opportunity to explore his works of art on a bicycle riding tour visiting three venues: Newcastle Art Gallery, Courthouse facade and The Lock-Up.

Brett McMahon Bike Riding Tour //
Bike Riding Tour

In Conversation - Brett McMahon and Ed Wright

In Conversation

In Conversation - Brett McMahon and Ed Wright // In Conversation

12 SEPTEMBER 2015 -

Join local artist Brett McMahon 'In Conversation’ with writer and cultural critic Ed Wright as they discuss the exhibition HIDDEN NATURE.

In Conversation - Brett McMahon and Ed Wright //
In Conversation

HIDDEN NATURE

BRETT McMAHON

HIDDEN NATURE // BRETT McMAHON

14 AUGUST 2015 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2015

Brett McMahon’s exhibition seeks to explore the poetic space between what we encounter and expect, and what is felt, intuited and eluded.

HIDDEN NATURE //
BRETT McMAHON

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE – Brett Piva from Pocket Design

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

Brett Piva from Pocket Design // CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

7 AUGUST 2015 -

Renew Newcastle, in association with The Lock-Up, is excited to announce that local creative practitioner Brett Piva will join us for Creative Talks on Friday 7 August 2015 at 8.30am.

Brett Piva from Pocket Design //
CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE

EXPERIMENTA – IN CONVERSATION

EXPERIMENTA – IN CONVERSATION

JONATHAN PARSONS WITH MATTHEW TOME // EXPERIMENTA – IN CONVERSATION

11 JULY 2015 - 11 JULY 2015

Join Jonathan Parsons ‘In Conversation’ with Matthew Tome, as they discuss Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art

JONATHAN PARSONS WITH MATTHEW TOME //
EXPERIMENTA – IN CONVERSATION

CAKE INDUSTRIES

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CAKE INDUSTRIES // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

10 JULY 2015 - 14 JULY 2015

Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen) will produce 3D portraits of members of the Newcastle community in their project 'Simulacrum' to be exhibited in Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art.

CAKE INDUSTRIES //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE: 6TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

6TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE // 6TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

10 JULY 2015 - 9 AUGUST 2015

A national touring exhibition which promotes the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology.

EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE //
6TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

Creative Talks with Renew Newcastle

JOHN EVERETT & SOPHIA EMMETT

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE // JOHN EVERETT & SOPHIA EMMETT

5 JUNE 2015 -

Renew Newcastle in association with The Lock-Up presents a Creative Talk with Jono Everett & Sophia Emmett

CREATIVE TALKS WITH RENEW NEWCASTLE //
JOHN EVERETT & SOPHIA EMMETT

Program

The Lock-Up’s innovatively curated program promotes current, experimental and diverse practices from local, national and international creatives.

The Lock-Up spaces, including a purpose built gallery and artist in residence apartment and the visually remarkable heritage listed cell block and former exercise yard are brought to life with a program that includes contemporary art exhibitions, events, site specific installation and performances, artist residencies, creative talks workshops and a variety of activities designed to engage the public and promote the sharing of ideas and creative vision.