DR. WARWICK HEYWOOD
Warwick Heywood is an experienced arts professional, curator, and researcher. In 2022, he obtained his PhD, exploring the connection between the Anthropocene and pictorial landscape traditions. Following the completion of his PhD, Warwick assumed the position of the inaugural Collections Curator at Maitland Libraries. Additionally, over the last five years, he has worked as a tutor, lecturer, and course convenor for art history and architectural theory courses at the University of Newcastle.
From 2006 to 2017, Warwick was Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Australian War Memorial, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the organisation’s strategic direction. He developed innovative programs, curated exhibitions accompanied by related publications, and forged valuable collaborations while securing funding opportunities. Warwick launched his career at renowned Sydney arts organisations, including Artspace, Roslyn Oxley Gallery, and Artbank. He holds a Bachelor of Art History and Theory from the University of NSW.
CHILDRENS ART EDUCATOR
Sia Cox is an artist and arts educator. In her practice, Sia uses expended materials that hold their own stories; objects like worn clothes and cardboard boxes. From these remnants she builds sculptures which reflect on connections: to ancestors, to each other, to nature and to our own human nature. Included in her catalogue are large-scale sculptures, wearables and puppets for live performances and short films. Sia’s practice has been featured in The Australian, Arts Hub and Hester Art Magazine. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from National Art School.
Sia spent a decade living in the Central Desert, working in community arts projects, Aboriginal Art Centres, and teaching at TAFE. She now lives on Awabakal country, where she teaches art to young people.
Wednesday Sutherland is an early-career artist, curator and creative producer. Wednesday has over ten years of experience in professional and freelance roles including photography, branding and marketing consultation, design, eCommerce and copywriting. She brings this experience from a range of industries such as visual arts, live music, festivals, events & film, with extensive skills in small business management, business development, and branding strategy. Wednesday’s artistic practice centres on expanded photomedia. She is an active member of WH!P Collective, a group of women-identifying photographers based in the Newcastle and wider Hunter region. Curatorially, she is currently focussed on the applications of new and assisted imaging technologies, and the implications of these as tools to be used by artists. Wednesday holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) with Distinction from University of Newcastle.
PATRONS PROGRAM AMBASSADOR
Lottie Consalvo is a Newcastle-based artist, originally from Melbourne. Lottie has voluntarily assisted in the formation of the The Lock-Up’s Patrons Program and is an Ambassador for the program. As an artist, she is represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in Germany, Mexico and New Zealand. Lottie is held in collections including Artbank, Newcastle Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, Allens Law Firm and The Stevenson Collection (NZ) and Onna House (New York).