HeArt Open - Hunter Innovation Festival Panel, featuring Kirsten Drysdale with curator of The Lock-Up’s INSIDE ELANDS Una Rey, AfriB Creations Fashion Designer Bronwyn Hassan, Hunter Young Professional Daniel Drayton and Environmental Activist and Poet George Woods, May 2021.

The Lock-Up is an 1800s police station, reimagined as a contemporary art space.

DR. WARWICK HEYWOOD
DIRECTOR

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.

SIA COX
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
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Wednesday Sutherland is an artist, curator and creative producer based in Muloobinba/Newcastle. 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, with a focus on analogue media. She is an active member of WH!P Collective, a group of women-identifying photographers based in the Hunter region. Curatorially, she is currently focussed on the applications and implications of new and assisted imaging technologies and their societal impacts. Wednesday holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) with Distinction from University of Newcastle. She is currently Development & Engagement Coordinator (voluntary) at Runway Journal.

 

LOTTIE CONSALVO
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).

Newcastle Historic Reserve Land Manager, on behalf of NSW State Government Department of Crown Lands, is responsible for the conservation, management and cultural use of three heritage listed government buildings including the former Newcastle Police Station and Lock-Up (1861).

 

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The Business Manager
nhrlmbusiness@gmail.com

As a not-for-profit, The Lock-Up relies on a team of dedicated volunteers to help us to keep our doors open each day. The Lock-Up Volunteer Program attracts people with a range of backgrounds and skills, a shared commitment to the organisation and a desire to help us carry out our day-to-day activities.

The Lock-Up is looking for a new Curator to join our team. This is an exciting and multifaceted role that will be responsible for the co-ordination of a busy exhibition schedule and artist-in-residency program promoting national, international, and regional contemporary artists.

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THE LOCK-UP: 1800S POLICE STATION REIMAGINED AS A CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

+61 2 4925 2265
90 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Australia

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