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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 //

The Real Film Festival

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP //

6pm 7 November 2014 -

The Real Film Festival in partnership with The Lock-Up invite you to the 2014 Festival Opening Night Event.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOCK-UP //

The History of Murder

THE HISTORY OF MURDER

PROFESSOR PIETER SPIERENBURG // THE HISTORY OF MURDER

8 Oct 2014 - 6pm

The University of Newcastle’s Centre for the History of Violence and The Lock-Up present Professor Pieter Spierenburg // The History of Murder.

PROFESSOR PIETER SPIERENBURG //
THE HISTORY OF MURDER

This is Not Art (TiNA) Events - Critical Animals Festival

CRITICAL ANIMALS

THIS IS NOT ART (TiNA) EVENTS - CRITICAL ANIMALS FESTIVAL // CRITICAL ANIMALS

03 October - 05 October 2014

The Lock-Up continues to be a key venue for the TINA festival and sub festival Critical Animals.

THIS IS NOT ART (TiNA) EVENTS - CRITICAL ANIMALS FESTIVAL //
CRITICAL ANIMALS

The Future's Knot

THE FUTURE'S KNOT

CRITICAL ANIMALS PRESENT // THE FUTURE'S KNOT

03 Oct - 26 Oct 2014

The Future’s Knot is a group show provoked by the question of whether or not it is possible to use the very technologies employed by institutions of power to create points of resistance.

CRITICAL ANIMALS PRESENT //
THE FUTURE'S KNOT

Artist in Residence

PETER JOHNSON //

01 October - 07 October 2014

Peter is an emerging curator and cultural producer living and working in Sydney. He works as an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

PETER JOHNSON //

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.

FILM //
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.

EN PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP //
ASH ISLAND

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.

PICNIC RAMBLE //
ASH ISLAND

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.

IN CONVERSATION //
ASH ISLAND

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.

EMMA VAN LEEST //
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.

SHAPE THINGS TO COME //
JOSH WODAK

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.

PAUL HOWARD //
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.

SELENA DE CARVALHO //
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.

BILJANA JANCIC //
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.

JONATHAN JAMES //
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.

LIAM POWER //
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.

KURT SORENSEN //

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.

TAMARA DEAN //

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.

DAVID CAPRA //

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.