The Lock-Up Staff

The Lock-Up engages, stimulates and challenges audiences.


Courtney Novak - Artistic Director

Courtney Novak - Artistic Director

Courtney Novak joined The Lock-Up team in July 2014 and has worked closely with the Newcastle Reserve Land Managers to implement the artistic vision and marketing strategy of the re-launched organisation. 

Courtney has extensive experience in curating, marketing, public programming and event production. She has had over 17 years’ experience working with various arts organisations in Australia including Artbank, Australia Council for the Arts and Newcastle Art Gallery. She has also worked extensively in the Middle East for commercial contemporary art gallery The Third Line and Christie’s Middle East and Art Dubai, the largest art fair in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

She holds a Master in Curating and Cultural Leadership, School of Art and Design, University of New South Wales.