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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

COLLECT

COLLECT //

15 AUGUST - 6 SEPTEMBER

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 //

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

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

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

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

An Immeasurable Distance

EMMA FIELDEN

AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE // EMMA FIELDEN

10 AUG - 6 OCT 2019

AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE is a solo exhibition by artist Emma Fielden which explores the nature of infinity, the universe and our human place in it.

AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE //
EMMA FIELDEN

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 //

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.