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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

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

Curator Call Out

CRITICAL ANIMALS 2017

PROJECT CURATOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST // CRITICAL ANIMALS 2017

1 APRIL 2017 - DEADLINE - 30 APRIL 2017

The Lock-Up are and The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium are looking for a Project Curator for 2017.

PROJECT CURATOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST //
CRITICAL ANIMALS 2017

Bike Tour

NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY BIKE TOUR

THE LOCK-UP // NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY BIKE TOUR

FRIDAY 5PM 31 MAR 2017 -

Join us for a bike ride starting at The Lock-Up and finishing at Newcastle Art Gallery...

THE LOCK-UP //
NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY BIKE TOUR

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR

GROUP EXHIBITION

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR // GROUP EXHIBITION

18 MARCH - 23 APRIL 2017

A group exhibition considering the migratory condition and experience in new places.

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR //
GROUP EXHIBITION

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

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.