The Lock-Up Staff

The Lock-Up engages, stimulates and challenges audiences.


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.