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THE BODY & IDENTITY FORUM

THE BODY & IDENTITY FORUM //

1PM – 4.30PM SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019 -

Join us on the closing weekend of the exhibition KNOWN | UNKNOWN as artists from a range of disciplines, cultural knowledge holders and academics discuss performance practice, language, culture and the politicised body.

THE BODY & IDENTITY FORUM //

HEART OPEN

INNOVATION INTERCHANGE

HEART OPEN // INNOVATION INTERCHANGE

6-9PM FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019 -

Heart Open: Innovation Interchange straddles the crossroads of business, creativity and artistic expression.

HEART OPEN //
INNOVATION INTERCHANGE

DAVID JONES

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

DAVID JONES // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

6 - 8 MAY 2019 -

Internationally acclaimed musician David Jones takes residence at The Lock-Up, delivering a special gig alongside some of Newcastle's finest musicians.

DAVID JONES //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

DAVID JONES

DAVID JONES

DRUMS & BEYOND // DAVID JONES

7PM TUESDAY 7 MAY 2019 -

The Conservatorium of Music in partnership with The Lock Up present a special gig which features David Jones performing alongside some of Newcastle's finest musicians.

DRUMS & BEYOND //
DAVID JONES

HUNTER INNOVATION LAUNCH PARTY

HUNTER INNOVATION LAUNCH PARTY //

6PM MONDAY 6 MAY 2019 -

This event kick-starts the Hunter Innovation Festival, presented by Idea Bombing...

HUNTER INNOVATION LAUNCH PARTY //

Emma Maye Gibson

EMMA MAYE GIBSON AKA BETTY GRUMBLE

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE // EMMA MAYE GIBSON AKA BETTY GRUMBLE

28 APR - 5 MAR 2019

Emma Maye Gibson and her totem critter Betty Grumble take residence at The Lock-Up to generate new material for both stage and screen.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE //
EMMA MAYE GIBSON AKA BETTY GRUMBLE

BETTY GRUMBLE

LOVE & ANGER

BETTY GRUMBLE // LOVE & ANGER

7.30PM FRIDAY 3 MAY 2019 - (8PM START)

Betty Grumble is returning to Newcastle to perform LOVE & ANGER...

BETTY GRUMBLE //
LOVE & ANGER

KNOWN | UNKNOWN

KNOWN | UNKNOWN //

6 APR - 26 MAY 2019

Featuring artists who work with their own bodies to explore notions of personal, cultural and social identity.

KNOWN | UNKNOWN //

Dr. Rakini Devi

DR. RAKINI DEVI

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE // DR. RAKINI DEVI

2 - 7 APR 2019

As Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up, Dr. Rakini Devi will engage directly with The Lock-Up spaces for the installation 'Urban Kali' which features in the group exhibition KNOWN | UNKNOWN.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE //
DR. RAKINI DEVI

IDENTITY AND THE BODY

IDENTITY AND THE BODY PANEL DISCUSSION //

1.30PM - 2.30PM SATURDAY 6 APR 2019 -

In partnership with the Newcastle Writers Festival

IDENTITY AND THE BODY PANEL DISCUSSION //

COLLECT

COLLECT

THE LOCK-UP // COLLECT

21 MAR - 30 MAR 2019

Featuring an incredible line up of 50+ artists, THE LOCK-UP COLLECT is your chance to see and invest in work by some of the best artists in the Hunter.

THE LOCK-UP //
COLLECT

MAYHEM & MADNESS FUNDRAISER

MAYHEM & MADNESS FUNDRAISER //

7PM SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019 -

Join us for the party of the year as The Lock-Up transforms for one night only into a funked-up extravaganza of music, partying and groove.

MAYHEM & MADNESS FUNDRAISER //

JOHNNY BAKERLITE - THINKING OUT LOUD

THINKING OUT LOUD

JOHNNY BAKERLITE // THINKING OUT LOUD

4:30PM SATURDAY 23 MARCH & 4:30PM SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019 -

The Lock-Up and the Newcastle Fringe Festival present Johnny Bakerlite...

JOHNNY BAKERLITE //
THINKING OUT LOUD

LIVE OR CRY TRYING

LIVE OR CRY TRYING

TIPH HARRIS // LIVE OR CRY TRYING

6PM FRIDAY 22 MARCH; 6PM SATURDAY 23 MARCH; 6PM SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019 -

Join Tiph Harris for her debut spoken word show, LIVE OR CRY TRYING... presented by The Lock-Up and the Newcastle Fringe Festival.

TIPH HARRIS //
LIVE OR CRY TRYING

THE PLASTIC BEACH

LA PARTIDA THEATRE GROUP

THE PLASTIC BEACH // LA PARTIDA THEATRE GROUP

7:30PM THURSDAY 21 MARCH; 7:30PM FRIDAY 22 MARCH; 7:30PM SATURDAY 23 MARCH & 7:30PM SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019 -

The Lock-Up and the Newcastle Fringe Festival present La Partida Theatre Group's THE PLASTIC BEACH...

THE PLASTIC BEACH //
LA PARTIDA THEATRE GROUP

INTERNAL PRESSURE

BRADDON SNAPE

INTERNAL PRESSURE // BRADDON SNAPE

1 FEB - 17 MAR 2019

A major site specific solo exhibition by established Newcastle based artist Braddon Snape and the culmination of Snape’s PhD research over the past four years.

INTERNAL PRESSURE //
BRADDON SNAPE

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

GREG FULLER

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE // GREG FULLER

8 - 22 FEB 2019

Internationally recognised printmaker Greg Fuller will utilise his time in residency at The Lock-Up installing the group exhibition COMMON GROUND PACIFIC, taking place at both the University Gallery and Curve Gallery.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE //
GREG FULLER

IN CONVERSATION

BRADDON SNAPE WITH DR FAYE NEILSON

IN CONVERSATION // BRADDON SNAPE WITH DR FAYE NEILSON

5.30 - 7PM - WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2019

Join Dr Faye Neilson as she chats with artist Braddon Snape about his solo exhibition INTERNAL PRESSURE.

IN CONVERSATION //
BRADDON SNAPE WITH DR FAYE NEILSON

ARGO PACIFICO

JEN DENZIN & OLIVER HARLAN

ARGO PACIFICO // JEN DENZIN & OLIVER HARLAN

8 DEC - 27 JAN 2019

Welcome aboard ARGO PACIFICO...

ARGO PACIFICO //
JEN DENZIN & OLIVER HARLAN

KIds Club

KIDS CLUB

ARGO PACIFICO // KIDS CLUB

DEC 2018 - JAN 2019

While the adults enjoy the extreme indulgences that the ARGO PACIFICO cruise has to offer, kids can be shipped off to the ARGO PACIFICO KIDS CLUB for non-stop summer entertainment...

ARGO PACIFICO //
KIDS CLUB

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

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.