The Lock-Up Staff

The Lock-Up engages, stimulates and challenges audiences.

THE LOCK-UP STAFF

Courtney Novak - Artistic Director

Courtney Novak - Artistic Director

Courtney Novak has extensive experience in curating, marketing, artistic programming and event production. She has worked 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 The Third Line, Christie’s Middle East and Art Dubai, the largest art fair in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

Courtney joined The Lock-Up team in 2014 and has since worked closely and effectively with the Newcastle Reserve Land Managers to implement the artistic vision and marketing strategy. She has been instrumental in the artistic direction of the organisation and has curated multiple exhibitions within the artistic program, notably NIGEL MILSOM: JUDO HOUSE, SEEING RED and I LOVE YOU MELISSA. 

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

Holly Farrell - Program Curator

Holly Farrell - Program Curator

Holly Farrell is responsible for coordinating The Lock-Up’s cultural programs, marketing and communications. She is the key contact for artists, curators and exhibition installation and works with the Artistic Director to coordinate program delivery. She also manages The Lock-Up and its team of volunteers, install and support staff. 

Holly has extensive experience coordinating multidisciplinary arts festivals and arts event management. Holly has worked within various public, commercial and independent arts organisations and holds a Master in Curating & Cultural Leadership, School of Art and Design, University of New South Wales.