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FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY //

6 FEBRUARY - 11 APRIL 2021

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY is a group show exploring the subjectivity, privilege and hidden cost of security.

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY //

SOCIAL / UPDATES / FORUMS / PROMOTIONS / TRASH

Giselle Stanborough

SOCIAL / UPDATES / FORUMS / PROMOTIONS / TRASH // Giselle Stanborough

3.30PM SUNDAY 11 APRIL 2021 -

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY artist Giselle Stanborough comes to The Lock-Up for her performance lecture Social / Updates / Forums / Promotions / Trash

SOCIAL / UPDATES / FORUMS / PROMOTIONS / TRASH //
Giselle Stanborough

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY: Panel Discussion

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY: Panel Discussion //

5.30PM TUESDAY 30 MARCH 2021 -

Bringing together a spectrum of voices, this panel will discuss child sexual abuse within religious institutions, the power and protection provided to the perpetrators, and the ongoing trauma for victims, survivors and their families.

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY: Panel Discussion //

Pony Express: World Building For Weird Times

Pony Express: World Building For Weird Times //

3PM - 4PM SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2021 -

Pony Express are collaborating on Epoch Wars, a large-scale, immersive project, presented in partnership with New Annual and The Lock-Up

Pony Express: World Building For Weird Times //

HALINKA ORSZULOK

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

HALINKA ORSZULOK // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2 FEBRUARY - 6 FEBRUARY 2021

Curator and artist Halinka Orszulok is coming to The Lock-Up as an artist in residence to install her latest curatorial project FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY.

HALINKA ORSZULOK //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY: ROSIE DEACON

ROSIE DEACON

HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY? // ROSIE DEACON

5 DECEMBER 2020 - 31 JANUARY 2021

Rosie Deacon transforms The Lock-Up spaces with her deep, immersive environmental installations that channel the artist's childhood memories of growing up in a rural town in New South Wales.

HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY? //
ROSIE DEACON

Rosie Deacon

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ROSIE DEACON // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

23 NOVEMBER - 6 DECEMBER 2020

Artist Rosie Deacon will take up residency at The Lock-Up to install solo exhibition HOW DO I KNOW MY PARROT IS HAPPY?

ROSIE DEACON //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CAPTURING THE REAL

Trajectory Ensemble with artist Nat Randall presented by Tantrum Youth Arts

CAPTURING THE REAL // Trajectory Ensemble with artist Nat Randall presented by Tantrum Youth Arts

13 NOVEMBER - 22 NOVEMBER 2020

Artist Nat Randall will be working with Tantrum Youth Art’s Trajectory Ensemble in an exciting multi-arts collaboration, exploring ideas of liveness and improvisation across performance, video, visual arts and sound.

CAPTURING THE REAL //
Trajectory Ensemble with artist Nat Randall presented by Tantrum Youth Arts

miyarnuwimanha: NICOLE MONKS

NICOLE MONKS

miyarnuwimanha // NICOLE MONKS

12 SEPTEMBER - 8 NOVEMBER 2020

miyarnuwimanha, translating to ‘learning, becoming knowledgeable’, explores the innate and unconscious interconnectedness to Country, community and culture.

miyarnuwimanha //
NICOLE MONKS

Oliver Harlan 'Cable' 2020

Oliver Harlan 'Cable' 2020 //

30 October 2020 -

A new video work by Newcastle artist Oliver Harlan that explores the current political and historical moment in America through performed recreations of the news media and the American obsession with paranormal content.

Oliver Harlan 'Cable' 2020 //

COLLECT

COLLECT //

15 AUGUST - 6 SEPTEMBER 2020

Featuring an incredible line up of 80+ artists, THE LOCK-UP COLLECT is your chance to see and invest in work by some of the best artists in the Hunter and beyond.

COLLECT //

DANCING WITH THE DEAD

DANCING WITH THE DEAD //

20 JUNE - 9 AUGUST 2020

DANCING WITH THE DEAD is a group exhibition that aims to illuminate the convergence of memory and corporeality within a larger context of 'deaths', and the multiplicity of experiences that fall within it, whether that be physical death, spiritual death or cultural death.

DANCING WITH THE DEAD //

LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY

LUCAS DAVIDSON

LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY // LUCAS DAVIDSON

9 FEB - 29 MAR 2020

LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY is a solo exhibition by artist Lucas Davidson featuring a series of new installations that aim to disrupt the traditional subject-object relationship within the viewing experience.

LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY //
LUCAS DAVIDSON

IN CONVERSATION

LUCAS DAVIDSON, GAVIN VITULLO AND UNA REY

IN CONVERSATION // LUCAS DAVIDSON, GAVIN VITULLO AND UNA REY

5.30PM - 7PM WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2020 -

Join curator and academic Dr Una Rey for an in conversation with artists Lucas Davidson and Gavin Vitullo.

IN CONVERSATION //
LUCAS DAVIDSON, GAVIN VITULLO AND UNA REY

NATURAL CAUSES

GAVIN VITULLO

NATURAL CAUSES // GAVIN VITULLO

9 FEB - 29 MAR 2020

Examining the physical relationships of form and surface, of action and of consequence, Gavin Vitullo's solo exhibition NATURAL CAUSES questions the perpetual nature of the co-existence of man and environment.

NATURAL CAUSES //
GAVIN VITULLO

LUCAS DAVIDSON

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

LUCAS DAVIDSON // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

3 FEB - 9 FEB 2020

Artist Lucas Davidson will take up residency at The Lock-Up to install his site specific solo exhibition LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY.

LUCAS DAVIDSON //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

GRACE PARTRIDGE

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

GRACE PARTRIDGE // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

14 JANUARY - 21 JANUARY 2020

Curator Grace Partridge will utilise her time as Artist in Residence to research and develop ideas around the upcoming exhibition DANCING WITH THE DEAD.

GRACE PARTRIDGE //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SARA FRUNER

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SARA FRUNER // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

21 DECEMBER 2019 - 14 JANUARY 2020

New York City based writer and poet Sara Fruner is The Lock-Up’s current artist in residence who will be working on completing a number of ongoing projects during her residency.

SARA FRUNER //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Michaela Gleave

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

MICHAELA GLEAVE // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

27 NOVEMBER - 8 DECEMBER 2019

Contemporary artist Michaela Gleave will take up residency at The Lock-Up to install her site specific work for the group exhibition ALL THINGS ARE WATER.

MICHAELA GLEAVE //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

all things are water

all things are water //

8 DECEMBER 2019 - 26 JANUARY 2020

A group show curated by Meryl Ryan and Naomi Riddle that rethinks water as an environment, as a site of escape, as an emotional state, and as a necessity for survival.

all things are water //

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE //

19 OCT - 1 DEC 2019

OPEN HOUSE is a group exhibition that attempts to dismantle stigmas surrounding homelessness and present the complexity of the situation by examining and questioning these issues within the larger context.

OPEN HOUSE //

TOWN HALL MEETING: HOMELESSNESS

TOWN HALL MEETING: HOMELESSNESS //

12.30PM - SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019

A Town Hall style community meeting discussing homelessness for the final week of OPEN HOUSE.

TOWN HALL MEETING: HOMELESSNESS //

Sara Morawetz

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SARA MORAWETZ // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

5 NOVEMBER - 17 NOVEMBER 2019

Artist Sara Morawetz will be utilising this residency to complete initial research and planning for her solo exhibition at The Lock-Up in 2021

SARA MORAWETZ //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

LEAVES AND LASHES: HIGH TEA AND THE ART OF FLOGGING

FESTIVAL X

LEAVES AND LASHES: HIGH TEA AND THE ART OF FLOGGING // FESTIVAL X

7.30PM-8.30PM - 16 NOVEMBER 2019

A site-specific performance presented by The University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries as part of Festival X.

LEAVES AND LASHES: HIGH TEA AND THE ART OF FLOGGING //
FESTIVAL X

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the art of Flogging

FESTIVAL X

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the art of Flogging // FESTIVAL X

7.30PM-8.30PM - 13 NOVEMBER 2019

A site-specific performance presented by The University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries as part of Festival X.

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the art of Flogging //
FESTIVAL X

KEG DE SOUZA

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

AIR KEG DE SOUZA // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

15 OCT - 21 OCT 2019

Artist Keg de Souza will take up residency at The Lock-Up to install her work for the exhibition OPEN HOUSE.

AIR KEG DE SOUZA //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SHAHMEN SUKU

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SHAHMEN SUKU // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

8 OCT - 13 OCT 2019

Shamen Suku is undertaking a residency at The Lock-Up in preparation for his headline performance at THE BENDER.

SHAHMEN SUKU //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

THE BENDER 2019

THE BENDER 2019 //

7PM 12 OCTOBER 2019 -

The Lock Up's best art party THE BENDER is BACK with another dose of the wild and glorious.

THE BENDER 2019 //

CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2019

CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2019 //

3 - 6 OCT 2019

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

CRITICAL ANIMALS CREATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2019 //

SUSIE SHAPONES

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

AIR SUSIE SHAPONES // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

23 SEPT - 29 SEPT 2019

Animator Susie Shapones is undertaking a residency at The Lock-Up in partnership with the School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle.

AIR SUSIE SHAPONES //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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.