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AIR Honi Ryan

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

HONI RYAN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

13 AUG - 20 SEPT 2019

Artist Honi Ryan is undertaking a residency at The Lock-Up in partnership with the School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle.

HONI RYAN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

EXPLORATIONS OF THE INFINITE: DISCUSSIONS, POETRY & PERFORMANCE

Emma Fielden

EXPLORATIONS OF THE INFINITE: DISCUSSIONS, POETRY & PERFORMANCE // Emma Fielden

2PM-3.30PM SATURDAY 14 SEPT 2019 -

Join us for an afternoon of discussions, poetry reading and performance at The Lock-Up in celebration of Emma Fielden's solo exhibition AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE

EXPLORATIONS OF THE INFINITE: DISCUSSIONS, POETRY & PERFORMANCE //
Emma Fielden

THE BENDER

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

DEADLINE 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 -

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!! //

Emma Fielden

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

EMMA FIELDEN // ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

29 JUL - 11 AUG 2019

Multidisciplinary artist Emma Fielden will take up residency at The Lock-Up to install her site specific solo exhibition AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE.

EMMA FIELDEN //
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

CREATE NSW

Arts and Cultural Funding Program Information Session

Create NSW // Arts and Cultural Funding Program Information Session

5.30PM - 7.30PM WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2019

Create NSW will present an information session at The Lock-Up on their Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

Create NSW //
Arts and Cultural Funding Program Information Session

I LOVE YOU MELISSA

I LOVE YOU MELISSA //

1 JUN - 28 JUL 2019

Using the words found graffitied on a cell wall in The Lock-Up as muse, I LOVE YOU MELISSA explores the complexities of love through the work of five contemporary artists.

I LOVE YOU MELISSA //

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

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.