The Lock-Up presents ARTS IN THE YARD – a free contemporary art workshop for kids, every Saturday morning.

Isabel Whittle is The Lock-Up’s COLLECT 2024 Young and Emerging Curator. Isabel will be working closely with The Lock-Up’s staff to develop and curate our annual fundraising exhibition.


Back again for 2024, 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.

‘Focus’ showcases separate bodies of work from artists Brigitte Beyer and Nikola Jokanovic in conjunction with our annual fundraiser exhibition, COLLECT.

The Lock-Up presents a survey of the artist’s work spanning the last 12 years of his practice.


The Lock-Up welcomes dance artist Julie-Anne Long to our Artist In Residence apartment, to conduct research for a one-off performance in 2025.

Artist Wayne Magrin will be participating in an artist residency at The Lock-Up for the installation of his work in the upcoming exhibition, Where Delusion Meets the Sun.

The Lock-Up’s annual fundraising exhibition, COLLECT, is back for 2024.

Discourse-duo Vanity Project complete a week long residency at The Lock-Up ahead of their performance at GREASE.

Curatorial duo substance presents: GREASE, an experimental arts event melding performance, sound, and art for one night only.

Artist Calum Hotham will be utilising this residency to research and develop work for The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2024.

Curatorial duo, substance, will be working closely with The Lock-Up’s staff to develop their new multi-disciplinary event, GREASE.

Join The Lock-Up Director, Warwick Heywood with research assistant, Isabel Whittle on a historical journey through Newcastle’s old police station.

Immerse yourself in the sensory process of wild beverage fermentation with artist, Chris Brown.

Step into the world of projection mapping with mixed media artist and musician, Wanjun Carpenter.

Artist Rebecca Ross will be completing a residency at The Lock-Up to research and develop new work based on the aerial phenomena of the area.

The Lock-Up is pleased to partner with Black Inc Books and Harry Hartog to present the offical book launch of, Crimes of the Cross.

Lacey Bilger will be utilising this residency to further develop her work, Low Level with local dance company Catapult.

HIBALL will be utilising this residency to research and develop a new work for a group exhibition opening at The Lock-Up at the end of the year.

The Lock-Up presents a new commission by indigenous, multimedia artist Wanjun Carpenter.

The Lock-Up presents newly commissioned, existing and collaborative works by Australian artist, Charlotte Haywood. With invited artists Kylie Caldwell, Helle Jorgensen, Immortal Soil, Sue Simpson, Shellie Morris, Emily Lubitz, Jennifer Williams, Tilly Hewett, Pedro Espi-Sanchis, Michelle Chapman, Chris Brown, Peta Lumley.

Charlotte Haywood will be utilising this residency to create new works and prepare for her upcoming solo exhibition, MNEMONIC VEGETABLES, opening at The Lock-Up in late February.



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