CURRENT

As part of Deborah Kelly’s CREATION exhibition and the New Annual Festival, The Lock-Up will be hosting an ongoing series of rehearsals in preparation for a performance work presented at the festival later this year.

Promise the Earth is the next in a five-part exhibition series launched two years ago at The Lock-Up. Curated by Meryl Ryan and Naomi Riddle, each exhibition takes one of the elements – water, earth, fire, air and æther (the post internet realm) – as its defining feature.

FUTURE

After a two year pandemic hiatus, Newcastle’s long awaited and favourite night of art and mayhem is BACK… strap yourself in and get ready for BENDER 2022. Apply to be apart of the first post-lockdown BENDER!

Multidisciplinary artist EJ SON will be participating in an artist residency at The Lock-Up for the development of their work to be featured in upcoming exhibition PLAYGROUND.

Newcastle’s long awaited and favourite night of art mayhem is BACK… strap yourself in and get ready for THE BENDER 2022!!

Deborah Kelly will be completing multiple artist residencies at The Lock-Up over this period for the development, installation and subsequent public programming for her upcoming exhibition CREATION.

CREATION is a new religion, manifesting in spectacle and intimacy. A faith, a gathering of intention and purpose with which to face an era when paid opinion trumps environmental evidence. CREATION proposes a crowd-sourced belief system teeming with pleasures and possibilities.

Artist Meng-Yu Yan will be participating in an artist residency for the installation of their work in the exhibition PLAYGROUND.

A group exhibition featuring artists Lucas Abela, Kalanjay Dhir, Oliver Harlan and Meng-Yu Yan and newly commissioned works by Billy Bain, Tiyan Baker and EJ Son.

Alex Seton will be completing a residency at The Lock-Up for the install of his upcoming solo exhibition.

In this exhibition of new work, multidisciplinary artist Alex Seton will explore the possibilities of combining glass and stone to consider the themes of memory and place and how they relate to Australia’s history of migration.

Stories of survival uncovered through the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Hunter Region will come to the foreground in this unique exhibition.

PAST

Musician and composer Grace Turner and artist Lottie Consalvo will be premiering a collaborative sound and video work at The Lock-Up. Free event.

As part of CREATION and the New Annual Festival, artist Deborah Kelly, Musical Director Lex Lindsay and local choir maven Natasha Rusterholz will be hosting an info-session at The Lock-Up for the call out for a choir to present a performance work as part of the festival later this year.

Nicholas Jachno will be completing a residency at The Lock-Up while working with Catapult Dance for an upcoming performance at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Join us for the closing weekend of RADICAL SLOWNESS as artist Aude Parichot and curator Anna May Kirk present an intimate in-conversation about Parichot’s practice and ever evolving work in the exhibition.

Artist and composer Isha Ram Das will be participating in a residency at The Lock-Up for the development of a new performance work commissioned by The Lock-Up and performed at the opening of PROMISE THE EARTH.

Please join us to celebrate the Newcastle launch of How to Be Between, (Giramondo, May 2022), the debut memoir by Bastian Fox Phelan about female facial hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and negotiating identity for those visibly between gender binaries.

The legendary Lucas Granpa Abela will be presenting his ecstatic performance of vibrating sounds through shards of amplified glass at The Lock-Up as part of Live Nights at The Lock-Up and his Same But Different tour.

Newcastle based theatre and production company Her Productions presents Annie Baker’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov.

A participatory performance at The Lock-Up with artist Emma Fielden as part of the exhibition RADICAL SLOWNESS.

During 2022 a series of art workshops will be offered to link the experience and stories of survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and friends, with the creative possibilities of the arts in the lead up to the LOUD SKY exhibition at The Lock-Up in 2023.

Presented in partnership with Newcastle Writers Festival and The Lock-Up and the exhibition RADICAL SLOWNESS.

Live music has returned and The Y are coming back big! The Lock-Up and The Y bring present Fungas, Liquid Zoo, Ragdoll & Hand Models.

EXHIBITION VIEWING: 5.00PM – 7.00PM
MUSIC: 7:30PM – late

 

Join us for a two tiered evening of contemporary art and experimental ambient music to celebrate the opening of RADICAL SLOWNESS.

Aude Parichot will be completing an artist residency at The Lock-Up while installing the exhibition RADICAL SLOWNESS opening Saturday 26 March 2022.

Anna May Kirk will be completing an Artist Residency at The Lock-Up for a panel discussion in partnership with the Newcastle Writers Festival.

Anna May Kirk will be completing an artist residency at The Lock-Up while installing the exhibition RADICAL SLOWNESS opening Saturday 26 March 2022.

Michelle St Anne will be participating in an Artist Residency for the research and development of an upcoming performance held at The Lock-Up.

Join us for Live Nights at The Lock-Up featuring sounds and beats by Issa Mané and The Cinco Royal All Star w/Ta’sia

Kar Mun Phoon is The Lock-Up’s COLLECT 2022 Young and Emerging curator. Kar Mun will be working closely with The Lock-Up’s staff to develop and curate it’s annual fundraising exhibition.

Vicky Browne will be participating in an Artist Residency at The Lock-Up for the research and development of her work for the exhibition PROMISE THE EARTH opening late June 2022.

Adrian Burnett will be participating in an artist residency at The Lock-Up as part of his role as the Senior Producer and Curator of the New Annual festival.

Ashley de Prazer will be completing an artist residency at The Lock-Up while installing the collaborative exhibition produced by CATAPULT DANCE opening Saturday 29 January 2022.

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