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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

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

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.