The Lock-Up’s nationally renowned Artist in Residence provides onsite accommodation for artists, curators and other creatives to create and develop new work, allowing practitioners time for experimentation and to push the boundaries of their practice.
Residencies are between 2 – 12 weeks depending on the needs of the artist and the particular nature of their residency.
Research and production residencies undertaken by key creatives with The Lock-Up’s artistic program enable site specific responses and creative development processes that encourage deeper engagement with our community and cultural networks.
Please note: The Lock-Up does not offer living allowances or travel bursaries as part of this residency program.
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, in what would have once been a detective’s office.
The apartment includes a fully equipped kitchenette and lounge area with adjacent separate queen bedroom and shower en suite. Additional amenities include television, fan and heater, ADSL and wireless internet access.