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THE LOCK-UP CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

What's On

The Lock-Up’s innovatively curated program promotes current, experimental and diverse practices from local, national and international creatives.

CREATION

DEBORAH KELLY

CREATION // DEBORAH KELLY

25 SEPTEMBER - 31 OCTOBER 2021

CREATION is a new religion, manifesting in spectacle and intimacy encompassing mysteries, performance, visual arts, design, dance, food, music and literature.

CREATION //
DEBORAH KELLY

SCAR

CATAPULT DANCE

SCAR // CATAPULT DANCE

28 AUGUST - 19 SEPTEMBER 2021

A dance-on-film exhibition directed by Cadi McCarthy & Ashley de Prazer.

SCAR //
CATAPULT DANCE

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS //

10 JULY - 22 AUGUST 2021

EXPERIMENTA returns to The Lock-Up with their 8th national touring exhibition LIFE FORMS exploring how biological and artificial life are challenging human-centric thinking.

EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS //

COLLECT 2021

COLLECT 2021 //

5 JUNE - 27 JUNE 2021

Back again for 2021, The Lock-Up's fundraising exhibition COLLECT is your chance to see and invest in work by some of the best artists in the Hunter and beyond.

COLLECT 2021 //

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Artist in Residence

Visiting residents engage with the community, schools and tertiary institutions through lectures, in-conversation events, workshops, open studios and exhibition/performances.

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Our History

In September 2014 The Lock-Up re-launched as a dedicated contemporary art space as a place for exchange, ideas, exploration, information and cultural endeavour.

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Venue Hire

The Lock-Up offers a dramatic setting for your next event in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct.

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