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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

The Island Could Be Heard By Night

DEB MANSFIELD & BELINDA HOWDEN

THE ISLAND COULD BE HEARD BY NIGHT // DEB MANSFIELD & BELINDA HOWDEN

22 MAY 2015 - 28 JUNE 2015

A collaborative project investigating the island narrative of Nobby’s Head (Whibayganba), Newcastle NSW.

THE ISLAND COULD BE HEARD BY NIGHT //
DEB MANSFIELD & BELINDA HOWDEN

AquaVoltaic

PAUL HOWARD & DAVID MATTHEWS

AQUAVOLTAIC // PAUL HOWARD & DAVID MATTHEWS

15 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

A commentary on the commercial use and abuse of water, and a satire of globalisation and popular media, AquaVoltaic returns to The Lock-Up for the final instalment.

AQUAVOLTAIC //
PAUL HOWARD & DAVID MATTHEWS

Rhiannon Newton

Artist in Residence

Rhiannon Newton // Artist in Residence

8 April 2015 - 30 April 2015

Rhiannon Newton is a dancer and choreographer based in Sydney. Her practice spans choreography, improvisation, lecturing, and a body of research that distills relations between dance and repetition (always nodding to the impossibility of repetition).

Rhiannon Newton //
Artist in Residence

ROBIN HUNGERFORD

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ROBIN HUNGERFORD // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

12 MAY 2015 - 17 MAY 2015

Robin Hungerford took part in a residency to develop and install his work Shamanic Organic II performed at The Lock-Up over the 15 – 17 of May 2015.

ROBIN HUNGERFORD //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Shamanic Organic II

ROBIN HUNGERFORD

SHAMANIC ORGANIC II // ROBIN HUNGERFORD

15 MAY 2015 - 17 MAY 2015

Artist Robin Hungerford will compress ideas regarding food and culture, authenticity, technology and consciousness into a dynamic performance piece, titled Shamanic Organic II.

SHAMANIC ORGANIC II //
ROBIN HUNGERFORD

ART BENDER at The Lock-Up

ART BENDER //

8 May 2015 - 9 May 2015

Thought-provoking and entertaining, Art Bender 2015 is all about celebrating the Hunter’s creative spirit.

ART BENDER //

STORIES IN OUR STEPS

TANTRUM THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

STORIES IN OUR STEPS // TANTRUM THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

8 - 11 APRIL 2015 - 15 - 18 APRIL 2015

It’s the year 2051 & you’ve booked a ticket for a tour through time.

STORIES IN OUR STEPS //
TANTRUM THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP

A Second Shadow, Prelude and Trail

GROUP EXHIBITION

A SECOND SHADOW, PRELUDE AND TRAIL // GROUP EXHIBITION

27 MARCH 2015 - 03 MAY 2015

A multidisciplinary exhibition featuring 10 artists from Melbourne, South Coast NSW and Newcastle.

A SECOND SHADOW, PRELUDE AND TRAIL //
GROUP EXHIBITION

JULIE VULCAN AND ASHLEY SCOTT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JULIE VULCAN AND ASHLEY SCOTT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE //

18 March 2015 - 22 March 2015

This residency undertaken by Julie Vulan and Ashley Scott coincides with the performance and installation of ‘RIMA’ which will take place at The Lock-Up over 20 - 22 March 2015.

JULIE VULCAN AND ASHLEY SCOTT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE //

RIMA

SQUIDSILO (ASHLEY SCOTT & JULIE VULCAN)

RIMA // SQUIDSILO (ASHLEY SCOTT & JULIE VULCAN)

20 MARCH 2015 - 22 MARCH 2015

An endurance performance and installation by creative duo SQUIDSILO (Ashley Scott and Julie Vulcan).



RIMA //
SQUIDSILO (ASHLEY SCOTT & JULIE VULCAN)

ART BENDER

ART BENDER

CALL OUT TO ALL HUNTER-BASED CREATIVES // ART BENDER

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 19 MARCH 2015 - EXHIBITION DATES: 8 & 9 MAY 2015

Calling all visual, performance and sound artists, poets, filmmakers, musicians, interdisciplinary collaborators, actors, architects, designers, artisan chefs and beverage specialists… makers of all sorts…

CALL OUT TO ALL HUNTER-BASED CREATIVES //
ART BENDER

BY HER SIDE FASHION LAUNCH

HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO AND BEN GALLAGHER

BY HER SIDE FASHION LAUNCH // HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO AND BEN GALLAGHER

14 MARCH 2015 - 14 MARCH 2015

A special fashion event celebrating the launch of High Tea with Mrs Woo's first men's ware range in collaboration with Ben Gallagher.

BY HER SIDE FASHION LAUNCH //
HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO AND BEN GALLAGHER

SMART ARTS

PRESENTED BY SMART ARTS AND THE LOCK-UP

‘THINK BIG – BIG PICTURE PARTNERSHIPS’ // PRESENTED BY SMART ARTS AND THE LOCK-UP

26 February 2015 -

For the Hunter region’s artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals, managers and leaders - Smart Arts is a series of events supporting the creative industries in Newcastle to be innovative, sustainable and dynamic.

‘THINK BIG – BIG PICTURE PARTNERSHIPS’ //
PRESENTED BY SMART ARTS AND THE LOCK-UP

Kurt Sorensen

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

KURT SORENSEN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

12 December 2015 - 11 January 2015

Over the course of the residency at The Lock-Up, Kurt Sorensen will research and engage with the historical connections the communities of the Newcastle and Hunter regions have with the area.

KURT SORENSEN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

MAKE KNOWN

MAKE KNOWN

HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO AND BEN GALLAGHER // MAKE KNOWN

6 FEBRUARY 2015 - 15 MARCH 2015

An installation- based exhibition which documents the making process of wearable garments how these transform with time, place and materials.

HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO AND BEN GALLAGHER //
MAKE KNOWN

PORT OF CALL

KURT SORENSEN

PORT OF CALL // KURT SORENSEN

06 FEBURARY 2015 - 15 MARCH 2015

Kurt Sorensen’s eerie and cinematic work is a blend of photography, history and anthropology.

PORT OF CALL //
KURT SORENSEN

INSIDE I OUTSIDE

INSIDE I OUTSIDE //

5 December 2014 - 1 February 2015

Artist Ruth Feeney and architectural duo Anthrosite produce large-scale, responsive installations defined by and working within their assigned spaces to create the exhibition INSIDE I OUTSIDE.

INSIDE I OUTSIDE //

Enduring Parallels

ENDURING PARALLELS //

28 November - 30 November 2014

Enduring Parallels brings together ten artists from across Australia to present an exhibition of performance art that will inhabit the spaces of The Lock-Up.

ENDURING PARALLELS //

Jodie Whalen Residency

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JODIE WHALEN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

04 November - 01 December 2014

Jodie Whalen will be the artist in residence during the November - December 2014 period at The Lock-Up developing her work for the Enduring Parallel exhibition which opens on 28 November.

JODIE WHALEN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

LOOK HEAR EVENTS AT THE LOCK-UP

LOOK HEAR EVENTS AT THE LOCK-UP //

31 October - 03 November 2014

Through a series of presentations, workshops, exhibitions and more, LOOK HEAR invites guests to soak in the creative atmosphere and be inspired, entertained and informed.

LOOK HEAR EVENTS AT THE LOCK-UP //

LOOK SEE 2014 presents FRESH LICKS

LOOK SEE 2014

FRESH LICKS // LOOK SEE 2014

31 October - 23 November 2014

This year’s LOOK SEE exhibition is titled Fresh Licks and will feature a swag of artworks inspired by music from the finest creative folk around. See artworks from people who design album covers, gig posters, musician portraits and much more.

FRESH LICKS //
LOOK SEE 2014

School the Flesh: The Body, Pedagogy, and Inequality

SCHOOL THE FLESH: THE BODY, PEDAGOGY, AND INEQUALITY //

12 November 2014 -

You are invited to a free public talk by Professor Antonia Darder, US, about the politics of classroom life, and the relationship between students' bodies in the classroom and the social and material processes of knowledge construction.

SCHOOL THE FLESH: THE BODY, PEDAGOGY, AND INEQUALITY //

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.