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ASH ISLAND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS

FILM // ASH ISLAND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS

05 - 28 Sep 2014

The Ash Island and its Transformations film documents each artist’s practice, their creative process and the development of their ideas for the exhibition.

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ASH ISLAND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS

ASH ISLAND

EN PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP // ASH ISLAND

26th September 2014 - 9am - 2pm

Join artist Nicola Hensel for a unique opportunity to explore Koorangang ‘Ash’ Island through an artist’s eyes.

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ASH ISLAND

PICNIC RAMBLE // ASH ISLAND

20 September 2014 - 11:00am - 2:30pm

Bring the family along to a Picnic Ramble at the wetlands on Kooragang Island. Bookings essential.

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ASH ISLAND

IN CONVERSATION // ASH ISLAND

06 Sep 2014 - 2pm - 3pm

In Conversation with Gionni di Gravio, Vanessa Finney, Belinda Howden, Cherie Cherie Johnson, Emma van Leest.

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ASH ISLAND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS

NICOLA HENSEL, CHERIE JOHNSON,EMMA VAN LEEST AND SHAN TURNER-CARROLL // ASH ISLAND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS

05 September - 28 September 2014

Ash Island and its Transformations features new works by artists Nicola Hensel, Cherie Johnson, Emma van Leest and Shan Turner-Carroll.

NICOLA HENSEL, CHERIE JOHNSON,EMMA VAN LEEST AND SHAN TURNER-CARROLL //
ASH ISLAND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

EMMA VAN LEEST // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

27 August 2014 - 10 September 2014

Emma Van Leest is The Lock-Up’s current Artist in Residence. She has undertaken two residency periods to inform the creation of new work commissioned as part of Ash Island and its Transformations.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JOSH WODAK

SHAPE THINGS TO COME // JOSH WODAK

22 November - 08 December 2013

shape Things To come explores the reversal of agency: from being shaped by things to come, to how humans may shape things to come through climate engineering interventions designed to separate existing life forms from six degrees of catastrophe.

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DAVID MATTHEWS

PAUL HOWARD // DAVID MATTHEWS

06 November - 02 December 2013

Paul Howard and David Matthews return to present a film, a story about the commercial use and abuse of water and a satire of globalisation and popular culture.

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DAVID MATTHEWS

ARCHITECTURE OF THE MIND

SELENA DE CARVALHO // ARCHITECTURE OF THE MIND

11 October - 27 October 2013

Architecture of the Mind by Selena de Carvalho explores the distance between the lived experience and the memory of experience, responding to neurological science that shows memories leave a physical trace in your brain.

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ARCHITECTURE OF THE MIND

OPPOSED

BILJANA JANCIC // OPPOSED

16 August - 1 September 2013

As Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up in June, Biljana Jancic has drawn on Nobby's breakwall as inspiration for site-specific spatial drawings for Opposed.

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OPPOSED

A IS FOR ABSENCE

JONATHAN JAMES // A IS FOR ABSENCE

07 - 30 June 2013

The abstract artworks in this exhibition are a mix of printed images and sculptural objects in addition to hand weaving, screen-printing and woodwork.

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A IS FOR ABSENCE

LAND BULK

LIAM POWER // LAND BULK

05 April - 21 April 2013

Land Bulk interrogates the notion of landscape as a valid contemporary subject.

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LAND BULK

KURT SORENSEN //

21 September - 14 October 2012

Sorensen's work reflects on colonial era European interactions with the Australian environment and the often misplaced confidence in the settlers ability to tame their adopted landscape.

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TAMARA DEAN //

04 May - 27 May 2012

After a successful exhibition last year in the John Paynter Gallery, Artist in Resident, Tamara Dean, continues her exploration of the fragile and vulnerability of humans during her stay at The Lock-Up.

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DAVID CAPRA //

12 April - 30 April 2012

Current Artist in Resident, David Capra, continues to explore 'prophetic art' - work inspired by divine encounters and ecstatic notions that surpass the rational - as well as investigates the artist as mystic.

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KATH FRIES //

20 April - 05 May 2011

The transience of existence and fragility of life are recurring themes of Fries' installation practice.

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NERIDAH STOCKLEY //

27 March - 15 April 2011

Based in Alice Springs, Stockley's practice involves painting and drawing directly from life.

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THE STAR

CHRIS BROWN // THE STAR

19 September - 30 September 2009

An exhibition exploring the unique nature of Newcastle's Star Hotel. Invited to contribute to the Star exhibition are local Newcastle Artist's Chris Brown, Tom Kearney and Charlotte Weight.

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THE STAR

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.