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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 //

KATH FRIES //

20 April - 05 May 2011

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

KATH FRIES //

NERIDAH STOCKLEY //

27 March - 15 April 2011

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

NERIDAH STOCKLEY //

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.

CHRIS BROWN //
THE STAR

EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS

OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS

EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART // OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS

3 FEB 2018 -

Join us for the opening weekend events and hear from some of Australia’s most adventurous contemporary artists, researchers and creative technologists.

EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART //
OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS

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.