The Lock-Up’s nationally renowned Artist in Residence provides onsite accommodation for artists, curators and other creatives. It allows space for work to be researched and developed for experimental and innovative arts practices to thrive.
The Lock-Up’ Artist in Residence program that enables artists to respond to the unique architecture of our building, and allows artists the capacity to make responsive and site specific works.
The Artist in Residence program provides artists with new audience possibilities by expanding their practice through exhibitions, public programs and performance opportunities.
Residencies are between 2 – 12 weeks depending on the needs of the artist and the particular nature of their residency.
Located in the heart of Newcastle’s inner city, less than 5 minutes walk to Newcastle Beach and the Ocean Baths, the residency apartment is a refurbished, self-contained apartment located on the second floor of The Lock-Up, and originally detective’s office.
The apartment includes a fully equipped kitchenette and lounge area with adjacent separate queen bedroom and shower en suite.
Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and Crown Lands NSW.