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Past Exhibitions // Events // Artist Residencies

POST

POST //

8 FEBRUARY - 18 FEBURARY 2017 (various dates and time)

Upstage Theatre in partnership with The Lock-Up presents a brand new work, POST.

POST //

JOANNA CALLAGHAN

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JOANNA CALLAGHAN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

20 JANUARY - 13 FEBURARY 2017

Joanna Callaghan will utilise this residency to develop a film about Australian identity that weaves together fact and fiction.

JOANNA CALLAGHAN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CALL OUT - KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

CALL OUT // KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

PROPOSALS CLOSE 20 JANUARY 2017 -

The Lock-Up is looking for temporary spatial or structure proposals for its upcoming exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR.

CALL OUT //
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

EVERY BREATH

EVERY BREATH

GROUP EXHIBITION // EVERY BREATH

10 DECEMBER 2016 - 29 JANUARY 2017

Using air as an artistic medium, a motif or as the starting point for artistic research, this exhibition project explores the concept of air and its wider connections.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
EVERY BREATH

Contemporarry Printmaking Demonstration

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION //

10AM - 4PM 3 DECEMBER -

A demonstration day with UK printmakers Tracey Hill, Jason Hicklin and Greg Fuller.

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION //

Contemporary Printmaking Forum

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKERS FORUM //

2PM 11 DEC 2016 -

A special event exploring approaches to printmaking within contemporary art practice.

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKERS FORUM //

Madison Bycroft Performance Lecture

MADISON BYCROFT //

6PM WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016 -

Join artist Madison Bycroft as she presents her Performance Lecture 'Theorising a Mollusc.'

MADISON BYCROFT //

GESTURE & PRESENCE: Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

GESTURE & PRESENCE // Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

4 NOVEMBER - 4 DECEMBER 2016

Installation, performance documentation, photography and live performance with two of Australia’s contemporary art dynamos.

GESTURE & PRESENCE //
Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

Madison Bycroft

Artist in Residence

Madison Bycroft // Artist in Residence

7 OCT - 7 NOV

Madison Mycroft will undertake a research and production residency at The Lock-Up in preparation for the exhibition GESTURE & PRESENCE which opens at The Lock-Up in November 2017.

Madison Bycroft //
Artist in Residence

REFERENCE POINTS

REFERENCE POINTS

GROUP EXHIBITION // REFERENCE POINTS

1 OCTOBER - 30 OCTOBER 2016

This annual exhibition is in tandem with the Critical Animals Research Symposium as part of This Is Not Art Festival.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
REFERENCE POINTS

JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

NIGEL MILSOM // JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

20 AUGUST - 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

A solo exhibition by award-winning artist Nigel Milsom which explores pain and joy, loneliness and hope, life and death through painting, video and sculpture.

NIGEL MILSOM //
JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

MADNESS OF MANY

Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

MADNESS OF MANY // Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

29 September - 2 October 2016

Octapod and The Lock-Up present the Critical Animals Research Symposium
as part of This is Not Art (TiNA).

MADNESS OF MANY //
Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

Artist in Residence

AiR

Hannah Furmage // AiR

24 August - 26 September 2016

Artist Hannah Furmage is undertaking a research residency building on a project that will be included in The Lock-Up’s 2017 Artistic Program.

Hannah Furmage //
AiR

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

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.