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THE SEA: LUKE CORNISH

LUKE CORNISH

THE SEA // LUKE CORNISH

27 OCT - 2 DEC 2018

Award winning artist Luke Cornish (E.L.K) presents a solo exhibition of works informed by three trips made to war torn Syria during 2016 – 2017.

THE SEA //
LUKE CORNISH

Air Luke Cornish

LUKE CORNISH

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE // LUKE CORNISH

22 OCT - 5 NOV 2018

As Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up, Luke Cornish (ELK) will engage directly with The Lock-Up spaces for the installation of his solo exhibition THE SEA, an exhibition that documents the destruction of war-torn Syria, and the everyday lives of people caught in the middle.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE //
LUKE CORNISH

THE BENDER

THE BENDER //

7PM 20 OCT 2018 -

A celebration of collaboration, this is the time for experimentation, exploration & debauchery.

THE BENDER //

FULL CIRCLE

PRESENTED BY CRITICAL ANIMIALS AS PART OF TiNA

FULL CIRCLE // PRESENTED BY CRITICAL ANIMIALS AS PART OF TiNA

28 SEPT - 14 OCT 2018

An exhibition that considers the inheritance of family cultural traditions and how artists delve into the past to navigate their future.

FULL CIRCLE //
PRESENTED BY CRITICAL ANIMIALS AS PART OF TiNA

AIR NANETTE ORLY

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

NANETTE ORLY // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

27 SEPT - 1 OCT 2018

Emerging curator Nanette Orly will utilise her time in residence at The Lock-Up for install for the exhibition FULL CIRCLE, as well as participate in the Critical Animals Symposium artist talk on this exhibition

NANETTE ORLY //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2018

CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2018

GIVE AND TAKE // CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2018

27 - 30 OCT 2018

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

GIVE AND TAKE //
CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2018

BEHAVE

PENNY THWAITE & MATTHEW TOME

BEHAVE // PENNY THWAITE & MATTHEW TOME

1 SEPT - 23 SEP 2018

A multi-sensorial experience that includes hand-crafted architectural forms and interiors, sensory evocations, performances, sound works and participatory projects.

BEHAVE //
PENNY THWAITE & MATTHEW TOME

HELEN BRITTON

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

HELEN BRITTON // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

1 SEPT - 21 SEPT 2018

As Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up, Helen Britton will be exploring and revisiting her roots in Newcastle to develop a new body of work titled 'Industrial' further.

HELEN BRITTON //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

PENNY THWAITE AND MATTHEW TOME IN CONVERSATION WITH ROB CLEWORTH

IN CONVERSATION WITH ROB CLEWORTH

PENNY THWAITE & MATTHEW TOME // IN CONVERSATION WITH ROB CLEWORTH

3PM - 4.30PM - SATURDAY 15 SEPT 2018

Join artists Penny Thwaite & Matthew Tome in conversation with Rob Cleworth as they discuss their exhibition BEHAVE.

PENNY THWAITE & MATTHEW TOME //
IN CONVERSATION WITH ROB CLEWORTH

HELEN BRITTON ARTIST TALK

ARTIST TALK

HELEN BRITTON // ARTIST TALK

2PM - 3PM SATURDAY - 15 SEPTEMBER 2018

Join internationally renowned jeweler and sculptor, Helen Britton as she talks to Dr Fay Neilson about her career and the experience of returning to her hometown to explore and experience the place that through memory has informed much of her practice.

HELEN BRITTON //
ARTIST TALK

SEBASTIAN JOLIVET

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SEBASTIAN JOLIVET // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

15 JUL - 13 AUG 2018

French artist Sébastien Jolivet will utilise his time in residence at The Lock-Up to further investigate connection with the port of Newcastle his hometown port, Le Havre harbour, France for large, ongoing body of work, SPRING.

SEBASTIAN JOLIVET //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

THE GHOSTS OF NOTHING - IN MEMORY OF JOHNNY B. GOODE: MAJOR EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE

IN MEMORY OF JOHNNY B. GOODE: MAJOR EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE

THE GHOSTS OF NOTHING // IN MEMORY OF JOHNNY B. GOODE: MAJOR EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE

7 JUL - 19 AUG 2018

An ambitious collision of contemporary visual art, performance and popular culture.

THE GHOSTS OF NOTHING //
IN MEMORY OF JOHNNY B. GOODE: MAJOR EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE

BOOK LAUNCH

BOOK LAUNCH

NEWCASTLE SONNETS BY KERI GLASTONBURY // BOOK LAUNCH

5.30PM - 16 AUGUST 2018

Join us for the launch of Keri Glastonbury's poetry collection Newcastle Sonnets, hosted by Rosemarie Milsom, director of Newcastle Writers Festival

NEWCASTLE SONNETS BY KERI GLASTONBURY //
BOOK LAUNCH

THE BENDER

THE BENDER IS BACK AND OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!! //

DEADLINE 8 AUG 2018 -

Calling all visual artists, musicians, performers, DJ’s, photographers, fashion designers, poets, filmmakers, architects, animators, video & sounds artists; you name it, we want it!

THE BENDER IS BACK AND OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!! //

SHAPES OF RESTRAINT

DALE COLLIER & CRAIG BARY

SHAPES OF RESTRAINT // DALE COLLIER & CRAIG BARY

24 AUG - 26 AUG 2018

A performative work on collective identity.

SHAPES OF RESTRAINT //
DALE COLLIER & CRAIG BARY

HUNTER RED: SEEING RED

SEEING RED

HUNTER RED // SEEING RED

26 MAY - 1 JUL 2018

An exhibition takes activism and protest as its cue.

HUNTER RED //
SEEING RED

WIYALIKAN

PRESENTED BY THE LOCK-UP AND NGARRAMA PRODUCTIONS

WIYALIKAN: ONE WHO SPEAKS // PRESENTED BY THE LOCK-UP AND NGARRAMA PRODUCTIONS

1.30PM - 2.30PM and 6PM - 7PM WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE & 6PM - 7PM THURSDAY 28 JUNE 2018 -

An intimate theatre production, retelling stories from the Aboriginal communities of Newcastle and the Hunter.

WIYALIKAN: ONE WHO SPEAKS //
PRESENTED BY THE LOCK-UP AND NGARRAMA PRODUCTIONS

The Forage, Flower and Fold Natural Dye Workshop

FORAGE, FLOWER AND NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY INSIDE JO. B

OLIVE TREE WORKSHOP SERIES // FORAGE, FLOWER AND NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY INSIDE JO. B

11 AM - 1.30PM SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018 -

Learn how to create natural dyes made from plants, food and other natural materials...

OLIVE TREE WORKSHOP SERIES //
FORAGE, FLOWER AND NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY INSIDE JO. B

PANEL DISCUSSION - PERSONAL TO THE POLITICAL

SEEING RED PROTEST PANEL

THE PERSONAL TO THE POLITICAL // SEEING RED PROTEST PANEL

3.30PM - 5PM - SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018

In conjunction with the exhibition SEEING RED, join us for a panel discussion that explores protest and activism.

THE PERSONAL TO THE POLITICAL //
SEEING RED PROTEST PANEL

justiceINjustice

justiceINjustice //

24 MAR - 20 MAY 2018

A collaboration between artists and lawyers

justiceINjustice //

ART & LAW

PUTTING JUSTICE INTO PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM

ART & LAW // PUTTING JUSTICE INTO PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM

12:30PM - 8.00PM FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018 -

Join us in National Law week for an extended program of panels and facilitated conversations developed in collaboration with the University of Newcastle Law School and presented in conjunction with exhibition justiceINjustice.

ART & LAW //
PUTTING JUSTICE INTO PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM

CURATOR CALL OUT

CRITICAL ANIMALS

PROJECT CURATOR CALL OUT // CRITICAL ANIMALS

DEADLINE - 14 MAY 2018

Critical Animals are calling out for a Project Curator to deliver their annual Critical Animals exhibition at The Lock-Up, as part of the This is Not Art Festival

PROJECT CURATOR CALL OUT //
CRITICAL ANIMALS

Songs for Justice

SONGS FOR JUSTICE

GRACE TURNER & TONCHI MCINTOSH // SONGS FOR JUSTICE

7PM SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018 -

Songwriters and musicians collaborating to present music for justice.

GRACE TURNER & TONCHI MCINTOSH //
SONGS FOR JUSTICE

justiceINjustice Panel Discussion

DISCUSSION

justiceINjustice PANEL // DISCUSSION

1.30PMPM - 2.30PM SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018 -

In partnership with Newcastle Writers Festival

justiceINjustice PANEL //
DISCUSSION

THE HOMELESS PROJECT

THE HOMELESS PROJECT

HANNAH FURMAGE // THE HOMELESS PROJECT

7.30PM FRIDAY 23 MARCH & 7.30PM SATURDAY 24 MARCH & SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018 -

THE HOMELESS PROJECT is an art intervention at The Old Post Office on Hunter Street Newcastle by performance and installation artist Hannah Furmage.

HANNAH FURMAGE //
THE HOMELESS PROJECT

EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE: INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE // INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

3 FEB - 18 MAR 2018

The Lock-Up once again partners with Experimenta Media Arts to present an exhibition that expresses the disconcerting and delightful world of the digital age.

EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE //
INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART

SYDNEY BIENNALE ARTIST PREVIEW

ARTIST PREVIEW

SYDNEY BIENNALE 2018 // ARTIST PREVIEW

5.30PM FRIDAY 2 MARCH 2018 -

Join Liz Bradshaw as she gives an insight into the upcoming 21st Biennale of Sydney SUPERPOSITION: EQUILIBRIUM & ENGAGEMENT

SYDNEY BIENNALE 2018 //
ARTIST PREVIEW

JUDY WATSON

IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISA DUFF

JUDY WATSON // IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISA DUFF

3.30PM - 4.30PM SUNDAY 18 FEB 2018 -

Join artist Judy Watson as she speaks to Alisa Duff from the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle.

JUDY WATSON //
IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISA DUFF

THE LANGUAGE OF LISTENING

GAIL PRIEST

THE LANGUAGE OF LISTENING // GAIL PRIEST

11AM - 3PM SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2017 - 11AM - 3PM SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2017

Join EXPERIMENTA MAKE SENSE artist Gail Priest as she conducts one-one-one interviews with audience members about her artwork 'SonoLexic' and the broader experience of listening in a noise filled world.

THE LANGUAGE OF LISTENING //
GAIL PRIEST

FINAL REMEMBERING & IN THE HALLS OF MY YOUTH

JAMES DRINKWATER: IN THE HALLS OF MY YOUTH

LOTTIE CONSALVO: FINAL REMEMBERING // JAMES DRINKWATER: IN THE HALLS OF MY YOUTH

8 DEC - 21 JAN 2018

The first major exhibitions by this dynamic creative duo in Newcastle to date with the artists presenting works developed individually shown side by side.

LOTTIE CONSALVO: FINAL REMEMBERING //
JAMES DRINKWATER: IN THE HALLS OF MY YOUTH

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.