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CONTROL

CONTROL

SHAUN GLADWELL // CONTROL

4 FEBRUARY - 12 MARCH 2017

Shaun Gladwell’s works of art are contextualised within The Lock-Up’s history as a police station and lock-up in his first solo exhibition in Newcastle, CONTROL.

SHAUN GLADWELL //
CONTROL

INEKE DANE

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

INEKE DANE // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

6 JANUARY - 20 JANUARY 2017

Curator Ineke Dane will utilise her time as Artist in Residence to research and develop ideas around the upcoming exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR, an exhibition on arrival.

INEKE DANE //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

POST

POST //

8 FEBRUARY - 18 FEBURARY 2017 (various dates and time)

Upstage Theatre in partnership with The Lock-Up presents a brand new work, POST.

POST //

JOANNA CALLAGHAN

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JOANNA CALLAGHAN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

20 JANUARY - 13 FEBURARY 2017

Joanna Callaghan will utilise this residency to develop a film about Australian identity that weaves together fact and fiction.

JOANNA CALLAGHAN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CALL OUT - KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

CALL OUT // KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

PROPOSALS CLOSE 20 JANUARY 2017 -

The Lock-Up is looking for temporary spatial or structure proposals for its upcoming exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR.

CALL OUT //
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

EVERY BREATH

EVERY BREATH

GROUP EXHIBITION // EVERY BREATH

10 DECEMBER 2016 - 29 JANUARY 2017

Using air as an artistic medium, a motif or as the starting point for artistic research, this exhibition project explores the concept of air and its wider connections.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
EVERY BREATH

Contemporarry Printmaking Demonstration

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION //

10AM - 4PM 3 DECEMBER -

A demonstration day with UK printmakers Tracey Hill, Jason Hicklin and Greg Fuller.

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION //

Contemporary Printmaking Forum

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKERS FORUM //

2PM 11 DEC 2016 -

A special event exploring approaches to printmaking within contemporary art practice.

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKERS FORUM //

Madison Bycroft Performance Lecture

MADISON BYCROFT //

6PM WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016 -

Join artist Madison Bycroft as she presents her Performance Lecture 'Theorising a Mollusc.'

MADISON BYCROFT //

GESTURE & PRESENCE: Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

GESTURE & PRESENCE // Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

4 NOVEMBER - 4 DECEMBER 2016

Installation, performance documentation, photography and live performance with two of Australia’s contemporary art dynamos.

GESTURE & PRESENCE //
Jacobus Capone & Madison Bycroft

Madison Bycroft

Artist in Residence

Madison Bycroft // Artist in Residence

7 OCT - 7 NOV

Madison Mycroft will undertake a research and production residency at The Lock-Up in preparation for the exhibition GESTURE & PRESENCE which opens at The Lock-Up in November 2017.

Madison Bycroft //
Artist in Residence

REFERENCE POINTS

REFERENCE POINTS

GROUP EXHIBITION // REFERENCE POINTS

1 OCTOBER - 30 OCTOBER 2016

This annual exhibition is in tandem with the Critical Animals Research Symposium as part of This Is Not Art Festival.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
REFERENCE POINTS

JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

NIGEL MILSOM // JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

20 AUGUST - 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

A solo exhibition by award-winning artist Nigel Milsom which explores pain and joy, loneliness and hope, life and death through painting, video and sculpture.

NIGEL MILSOM //
JUDO-HOUSE PT. 6 (THE WHITE BIRD) 2014 – 2016

MADNESS OF MANY

Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

MADNESS OF MANY // Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

29 September - 2 October 2016

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

MADNESS OF MANY //
Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

Artist in Residence

AiR

Hannah Furmage // AiR

24 August - 26 September 2016

Artist Hannah Furmage is undertaking a research residency building on a project that will be included in The Lock-Up’s 2017 Artistic Program.

Hannah Furmage //
AiR

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION – NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION // NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

6PM WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016 -

Join artist Nigel Milsom as he chats with TV presenter, broadcaster and writer Myf Warhurst.

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION //
NIGEL MILSOM IN CONVERSATION WITH MYF WARHURST

BEAT BENDER

BEAT BENDER //

13 AUGUST - 14 AUGUST 2016

A music weekend with a twist.

BEAT BENDER //

PANEL DISCUSSION: LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

PANEL DISCUSSION // LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

4:30PM - 6:30PM SATURDAY 16 JULY -

The Lock-Up and Newcastle Writers Festival present Looking forward, looking back: Discussions on social and cultural change in the era of Whitlam and beyond.

PANEL DISCUSSION //
LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

Irina Danilova // Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

5.30PM 31 AUGUST 2016 -

A performance of symbolic hair cutting that takes place every 4 years.

Irina Danilova //
Quadrennial Shaving Performance ‘Hair Harvesting’

IT'S TIMELY TOO

IT'S TIMELY TOO

GROUP EXHIBITION // IT'S TIMELY TOO

25 JUNE - 7 AUGUST 2016

A group exhibition inspired by Gough Whitlam's two landmark speeches of 1972 and 1974.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
IT'S TIMELY TOO

Artist in ResidenCe

Artist in Residence

Justine Holt // Artist in Residence

6 JUNE - 10 JUNE 2016

Justine Holt is the curator of the official Critical Animals exhibition which takes place at The Lock-Up during the annual This is Not Art (TiNA) festival in October.

Justine Holt //
Artist in Residence

AiR McLEAN FAHNESTOCK

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

McLEAN FAHNESTOCK // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

10 MAY - 1 JUNE 2016

US based artist McLean Fahnestock is undertaking a research residency at The Lock-Up as part an ongoing project.

McLEAN FAHNESTOCK //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CALL OUT | IT’S TIMELY TOO

CALL OUT | IT’S TIMELY TOO //

15 APRIL 2016 -

Were you born on 6th or 7th August 1974?
We want to hear your story!

CALL OUT | IT’S TIMELY TOO //

STATIC + SILENCE

STATIC + SILENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION // STATIC + SILENCE

7 MAY - 12 JUNE 2016

Featuring the work of Tim Bruniges, Daniel Crooks, Jack Lanagan Dunbar, Brendan Van Hek, Angelica Mesiti and Michaela Davies.

GROUP EXHIBITION //
STATIC + SILENCE

In Conversation – artist Tim Bruniges and curator Meryl Ryan

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

TIM BRUNIGES AND MERYL RYAN // ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

1 JUNE 2016 -

Join artist Tim Bruniges as he discusses his exhibition STATIC + SILENCE with established curator Meryl Ryan

TIM BRUNIGES AND MERYL RYAN //
ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

AiR TIM BRUNIGES

Tim Bruniges

Artist in Residence // Tim Bruniges

3 MAY - 9 MAY 2016

Tim Bruniges is a Sydney based visual artist and musician. His residency at The Lock-Up will assist with the development of the group exhibition STATIC + SILENCE.

Artist in Residence //
Tim Bruniges

PROPELLED

PROPELLED

THE LOCK-UP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE PRESENTS // PROPELLED

29 APRIL - 30 APRIL 2016

A collective of contemporary dancers, choreographers, artists, composers and filmmakers shift the divide between performance and audience.

THE LOCK-UP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE PRESENTS //
PROPELLED

Artist in Residence

Kristina Chan

Artist in Residence // Kristina Chan

25 April - 1 May 2016

Kristina Chan will take part in a production residency at The Lock-Up working toward PROPELLED, a production at The Lock-Up that features collaborations with Australian contemporary choreographers, composers, film-makers and dancers.

Artist in Residence //
Kristina Chan

SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

UNCLE BILL SMITH // SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

24 APRIL 2016 -

Join us for the smoking ceremony to close THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH, an exhibition about racism and the cultural repression and misrepresentation of Indigenous Australians.

UNCLE BILL SMITH //
SMOKING CEREMONY - THE MOST GAOLED RACE ON EARTH

‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

THE LOCK-UP AND NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL PRESENT // ‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

1.30PM – 2.30PM 2 APRIL 2016 -

Professor Jakelin Troy will facilitate a panel discussion at Newcastle City Hall as part of Newcastle Writers Festival

THE LOCK-UP AND NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL PRESENT //
‘INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: THE MOST FORGOTTEN RACE ON EARTH?’ PANEL DISCUSSION

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.