The Lock-Up is looking for temporary spatial or structure proposals for its upcoming exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR.

The Lock-Up, Newcastle, is looking for temporary spatial or structure proposals for its upcoming exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR curated by Ineke Dane. 

The chosen piece will be installed inside the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition 17 March 2017 through 23 April 2017.

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR is a multi-disciplinary group exhibition, with themes on the movement of peoples, limbo and arrival. Proposed structures or works may have a practical purpose, such as shelter, or be more conceptual and reference in-between or limbo spaces, spaces for public forums or rallying. Responses to the curatorial rationale may be literal or abstract and include reference to critical spatial practice. Any material or form may be used. 

It wasn’t far back in the world’s memory that people could move as freely as the capital they generated. Today that movement is curtailed by barriers, camps and detention centres built provisionally or makeshift in unvalued spaces, yet becoming more and more permanent. The group exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR explores migration in a contemporary moment where the movement of stateless peoples worldwide proportionately rivals that of the post WWII era. Artists explore perspectives of ‘arrival’, using domestic and international experience as a reference point and departure for enquiry. 

The chosen work will occupy the space of Cell F, dimensions: 4.5m x 3.7m, ceiling 3m. Click HERE to see floor plan.

As The Lock-Up is heritage listed, it presents a unique challenge to work within. Works are suggested as freestanding and cannot be directly adhered to the floor, walls or ceiling. 

If chosen, you will receive a $1,000.00 commission that includes material costs and artist fee. You are required to deliver and construct the structure onsite at The Lock-Up as part of the fee. 

Please submit proposals and address any questions to by midnight Friday 20 January 2017. 

Remember to include: 
  • Description of work (500 words or less) 
  • Supporting material such as drawings or images 
  • A brief bio/CV 
IMAGE: Susan Cohn Welcome 2015.
Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.