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ARTIST IN CONVERSATION – NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION // NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

6PM WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016 -

Join artist Nigel Milsom as he chats with TV presenter, broadcaster and writer Myf Warhurst.

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION //
NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

BEAT BENDER

BEAT BENDER //

13 AUGUST - 14 AUGUST 2016

A music weekend with a twist.

BEAT BENDER //

PANEL DISCUSSION: LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION //
LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

Irina Danilova // Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

5.30PM 31 AUGUST 2016 -

A performance of symbolic hair cutting that takes place every 4 years.

Irina Danilova //
Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

IT'S TIMELY TOO

IT'S TIMELY TOO

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 //
IT'S TIMELY TOO

Artist in ResidenCe

Artist in Residence

Justine Holt // Artist in Residence

6 JUNE - 10 JUNE 2016

Justine Holt is the curator of the official Critical Animals exhibition which takes place at The Lock-Up during the annual This is Not Art (TiNA) festival in October.

Justine Holt //
Artist in Residence

AiR McLEAN FAHNESTOCK

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

McLEAN FAHNESTOCK // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

10 MAY - 1 JUNE 2016

US based artist McLean Fahnestock is undertaking a research residency at The Lock-Up as part an ongoing project.

McLEAN FAHNESTOCK //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CALL OUT | IT’S TIMELY TOO

CALL OUT | IT’S TIMELY TOO //

15 APRIL 2016 -

Were you born on 6th or 7th August 1974?
We want to hear your story!

CALL OUT | IT’S TIMELY TOO //

STATIC + SILENCE

STATIC + SILENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION // STATIC + SILENCE

7 MAY - 12 JUNE 2016

Featuring the work of Tim Bruniges, Daniel Crooks, Jack Lanagan Dunbar, Brendan Van Hek, Angelica Mesiti and Michaela Davies.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
STATIC + SILENCE

In Conversation – artist Tim Bruniges and curator Meryl Ryan

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

TIM BRUNIGES AND MERYL RYAN // ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

1 JUNE 2016 -

Join artist Tim Bruniges as he discusses his exhibition STATIC + SILENCE with established curator Meryl Ryan

TIM BRUNIGES AND MERYL RYAN //
ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

AiR TIM BRUNIGES

Tim Bruniges

Artist in Residence // Tim Bruniges

3 MAY - 9 MAY 2016

Tim Bruniges is a Sydney based visual artist and musician. His residency at The Lock-Up will assist with the development of the group exhibition STATIC + SILENCE.

Artist in Residence //
Tim Bruniges

PROPELLED

PROPELLED

THE LOCK-UP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE PRESENTS // PROPELLED

29 APRIL - 30 APRIL 2016

A collective of contemporary dancers, choreographers, artists, composers and filmmakers shift the divide between performance and audience.

THE LOCK-UP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE PRESENTS //
PROPELLED

Artist in Residence

Kristina Chan

Artist in Residence // Kristina Chan

25 April - 1 May 2016

Kristina Chan will take part in a production residency at The Lock-Up working toward PROPELLED, a production at The Lock-Up that features collaborations with Australian contemporary choreographers, composers, film-makers and dancers.

Artist in Residence //
Kristina Chan

SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

UNCLE BILL SMITH // SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

24 APRIL 2016 -

Join us for the smoking ceremony to close THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH, an exhibition about racism and the cultural repression and misrepresentation of Indigenous Australians.

UNCLE BILL SMITH //
SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

THE LOCK-UP AND NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL PRESENT // ‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

1.30PM – 2.30PM 2 APRIL 2016 -

Professor Jakelin Troy will facilitate a panel discussion at Newcastle City Hall as part of Newcastle Writers Festival

THE LOCK-UP AND NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL PRESENT //
‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

THE DIDGERIDO’S & DON’TS OF URBAN ABORIGINAL ARTS

THE DIDGERIDO’S & DON’TS OF URBAN ABORIGINAL ARTS

‘ADAMRIGINAL’ // THE DIDGERIDO’S & DON’TS OF URBAN ABORIGINAL ARTS

11AM – 11.45AM SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2016 -

Artist Blak Douglas presents an original, humorous, energetic program of song, puppetry, language, personal stories and Yidaki (didgeridoo).

‘ADAMRIGINAL’ //
THE DIDGERIDO’S & DON’TS OF URBAN ABORIGINAL ARTS

‘PAIN IN THE ARTS’ YOUTH ARTS WORKSHOP

WITH ARTIST BLAK DOUGLAS

‘PAIN IN THE ARTS’ YOUTH ARTS WORKSHOP // WITH ARTIST BLAK DOUGLAS

2PM – 3.30PM SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2016 -

Run by artist Blak Douglas (AKA Adam Hill), ‘Pain In The Arts’ is a Youth Arts Workshop designed for kids 15 years and up which explores Aboriginal music and visual arts.

‘PAIN IN THE ARTS’ YOUTH ARTS WORKSHOP //
WITH ARTIST BLAK DOUGLAS

THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

BLAK DOUGLAS (AKA ADAM HILL) AND ADAM GECZY // THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

19 MARCH - 24 APRIL 2016

The Most Gaoled Race on Earth is a hard-hitting collaborative exhibition by artists Blak Douglas and Adam Geczy that speaks directly to racism and the cultural repression and misrepresentation of Indigenous Australians.

BLAK DOUGLAS (AKA ADAM HILL) AND ADAM GECZY //
THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

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 //

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.