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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

LOTTIE CONSALVO & JAMES DRINKWATER IN CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT BEVAN

 IN CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT BEVAN

LOTTIE CONSALVO & JAMES DRINKWATER // IN CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT BEVAN

5.30 - 7PM - WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 2018

Join us as artists Lottie Consalvo & James Drinkwater discuss their respective practices and current exhibitions at The Lock-Up, with journalist and writer Scott Bevan.

LOTTIE CONSALVO & JAMES DRINKWATER //
IN CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT BEVAN

VACATIONS SINGLE LAUNCH

VACATIONS: MOVING OUT TOUR

NO-FI AND THE LOCK-UP PRESENT // VACATIONS: MOVING OUT TOUR

6PM 17 DEC 2017 -

Newcastle-band VACATIONS are celebrating the end of year with an intimate performance at The Lock-Up.

NO-FI AND THE LOCK-UP PRESENT //
VACATIONS: MOVING OUT TOUR

TRANSMISSION

GROUP EXHIBITION

TRANSMISSION // GROUP EXHIBITION

21 OCT - 3 DEC 2017

An exploration into ways contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are responding to the resurgence in traditional art practices.

TRANSMISSION //
GROUP EXHIBITION

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

DANIEL M. TRAN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

30 OCT - 14 NOV 2017

Artist Daniam M. Tran is a delegate of the Next City Vanguard Conference taking place in Newcastle in November 2017.

DANIEL M. TRAN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

New Translations

CATAPULT DANCE'S YOUTH INITIATIVE: THE FLIPSIDE PROJECT

NEW TRANSLATIONS // CATAPULT DANCE'S YOUTH INITIATIVE: THE FLIPSIDE PROJECT

3 NOV - 5 NOV 2017

Catapult Dance's youth initiative: The Flipside Project in partnership with The Lock-Up, responds to the exhibition 'Transmission.'

NEW TRANSLATIONS //
CATAPULT DANCE'S YOUTH INITIATIVE: THE FLIPSIDE PROJECT

Transmission Symposium

TRANSMISSION SYMPOSIUM //

12.30PM - 5.30PM - 21 OCT 2017

Join us for an afternoon of conversation, inspiration and knowledge sharing with artists, curators, cultural knowledge holders and academics.

TRANSMISSION SYMPOSIUM //

THE SHAPE OF MEMORY

CRITICAL ANIMALS

THE SHAPE OF MEMORY // CRITICAL ANIMALS

28 SEP - 22 OCT 2017

An exhibition presented by Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art (TiNA)

THE SHAPE OF MEMORY //
CRITICAL ANIMALS

VICTOR BRAVO

BRAVO VICTOR //

6PM FRIDAY 6 OCT 2017 -

The Lock-Up is excited to present Newcastle-based duo Bravo Victor for the final performance of their recent national tour.

BRAVO VICTOR //

CRITICAL ANIMALS

Criticism in Action 

Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium 2017 // Criticism in Action 

28 Sept - 1 Oct 2017

Presented by Critical Animals as part of TiNA, produced by Octopod.

Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium 2017 //
Criticism in Action 

WORD BENDER

WORD BENDER //

6PM SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER & 2PM SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 -

WORD BENDER, a weekend of spoken word, poetry, language and creative collaboration.

WORD BENDER //

Megan Morton The School

'THE SCHOOL'

MEGAN MORTON // 'THE SCHOOL'

6PM - 9PM WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2017 -

One of Australia’s leading stylists is in Newcastle for one-night only to share her interior wisdom.

MEGAN MORTON //
'THE SCHOOL'

RELAY LEAGUE

RELAY LEAGUE

ANGELICA MESITI // RELAY LEAGUE

12 AUG - 17 SEP

Angelica Mesiti will present her first solo exhibition in Newcastle, RELAY LEAGUE, a new project curated and developed by Artspace.

ANGELICA MESITI //
RELAY LEAGUE

IN CONVERSATION - CRAIG JUDD AND NIGEL MILSOM ON ARTIST ANGELICA MESITI

IN CONVERSATION - CRAIG JUDD AND NIGEL MILSOM ON ARTIST ANGELICA MESITI //

5.30PM - 7PM 15 SEPT 2017 -

Join art critic Craig Judd and artist Nigel Milsom as they discuss the work of Angelica Mesiti.

IN CONVERSATION - CRAIG JUDD AND NIGEL MILSOM ON ARTIST ANGELICA MESITI //

UNSTITCHED

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXHIBITION STITCHED UP

UNSTITCHED PANEL DISCUSSION // IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXHIBITION STITCHED UP

4PM SATURDAY 24 JUN 2017 -

This panel will explore the history of The Newcastle Industrial School and the artistic responses to the lives of its 193 inmates.

UNSTITCHED PANEL DISCUSSION //
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXHIBITION STITCHED UP

STITCHED UP

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TIMELESS TEXTILES

STITCHED UP // IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TIMELESS TEXTILES

24 JUN - 6 AUG 2017

Featuring 24 contemporary international and national fibre artists, STITCHED UP gives a voice to the 193 girls who attended The Newcastle Industrial School

STITCHED UP //
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TIMELESS TEXTILES

ADELINA LARSSON

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ADELINA LARSSON // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

6 JUN - 19 JUN 2017

Adelina will utilise her time within as Artist in Residence to develop work for the contemporary dance production, PROPELLED #2.

ADELINA LARSSON //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

PROPELLED #2

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE

PROPELLED #2 // IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE

16 JUN - 17 JUN 2017

Collaborations by Australian contemporary choreographers, composers and dancers.

PROPELLED #2 //
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATAPULT DANCE

PRACTICE MATTERS

UNIVERISTY OF NEWCASTLE - SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

WOMEN IN PRACTICE // UNIVERISTY OF NEWCASTLE - SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

1 MAR - 18 OCT 2017

Showcasing a wide range of projects, global trends and practice styles from local, national and international practitioners.

WOMEN IN PRACTICE //
UNIVERISTY OF NEWCASTLE - SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

CREATE NSW

NEWCASTLE

CREATE NSW ROADSHOW // NEWCASTLE

3.30PM - 5.30PM 17 MAY 2017

Staff from Create NSW (the new combined Arts NSW and Screen NSW organisation) will be at the The Lock-Up to assist people from Newcastle with funding opportunities.

CREATE NSW ROADSHOW //
NEWCASTLE

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

UNA REY WITH JAMIE NORTH AND SALLY BOURKE

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION // UNA REY WITH JAMIE NORTH AND SALLY BOURKE

5.30PM - 7PM 17 MAY 2017 -

Join Una Rey as she chats with artists Jamie North and Sally Bourke.

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION //
UNA REY WITH JAMIE NORTH AND SALLY BOURKE

BRUTAL

BRUTAL

SALLY BOURKE // BRUTAL

5 MAY - 11 JUN 2017

Newcastle-based artist Sally Bourke will present a large-scale installation made up of portraits for her first solo exhibition since 2009.

SALLY BOURKE //
BRUTAL

JAMIE NORTH

SLIDINGS

JAMIE NORTH // SLIDINGS

5 MAY - 11 JUN 2017

Jamie North’s newly commissioned sculptural installations use living plants and inorganic industrial waste to create works in response to The Lock-Up's spaces.

JAMIE NORTH //
SLIDINGS

THE GHOSTS OF NOTHING

PRESENT

THE GHOSTS OF NOTHING (FEAT. ZACKARI WATT) // PRESENT "JOHNNY ROBBER"

6PM SHARP SATURDAY 6 MAY 2017 -

The Ghosts of Nothing are an artistic collaboration between Sean Lowry and Ilmar Taimre.

THE GHOSTS OF NOTHING (FEAT. ZACKARI WATT) //
PRESENT "JOHNNY ROBBER"

RAISING LOOT FOR THE LOCK-UP

MAYHEM AND MADNESS BALL // RAISING LOOT FOR THE LOCK-UP

29 APRIL 2017 -

For one night only, get your gangster on and help raise some loot for The Lock-Up at our first ever Mayhem & Madness Ball.

MAYHEM AND MADNESS BALL //
RAISING LOOT FOR THE LOCK-UP

Mayhem and Madness

FUNDRAISING AUCTION

MAYHEM & MADNESS // FUNDRAISING AUCTION

12 APRIL - 7PM SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017

Some of Australia's best artists have come to the table and donated art works all to help raise loot for The Lock-Up.

MAYHEM & MADNESS //
FUNDRAISING AUCTION

COMMUNITY WELCOME DAY

NEW ARRIVALS TO NEWCASTLE AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY WELCOME DAY // NEW ARRIVALS TO NEWCASTLE AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

11.30AM 23 APRIL 2017 -

Join us at The Lock-Up for a welcome day for new arrivals to the Newcastle community.

COMMUNITY WELCOME DAY //
NEW ARRIVALS TO NEWCASTLE AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

RAVI NAGAVEERAN

WRITER IN RESIDENCE

RAVI NAGAVEERAN // WRITER IN RESIDENCE

31 MAR - 11 APR 2017

Ravi Nagaveeran will take part in The Lock-Up's residency program as a Writer in Residence in partnership with the Newcastle Writers Festival.

RAVI NAGAVEERAN //
WRITER IN RESIDENCE

ARRIVAL

A DISCUSSION ON MIGRATION, CREATIVITY AND CREATIVE SPACES

ARRIVAL // A DISCUSSION ON MIGRATION, CREATIVITY AND CREATIVE SPACES

1.15PM - 2.15PM SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017 -

Arrival: A discussion on migration, creativity and creative spaces in partnership with Newcastle Writers Festival

ARRIVAL //
A DISCUSSION ON MIGRATION, CREATIVITY AND CREATIVE SPACES

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.