21st August – 2nd October, 2022
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.
OPENING NIGHT: 5PM Saturday 20 August 2022.
Featuring a special live preview performance from 5.15PM of The Songs of CREATION.
CREATION seeks to engage with the dream life of humanity to build ambiguous and beautiful practices of collectivity. It aspires to counter assaults on the biosphere with lateral, joyous, grieving, enraged action. Our era demands preposterous thinking, bold experimentation, leaps and loops and flights of faith. CREATION is at stake.
Built in collaboration with metropolitan and regional communities and institutions, CREATION encompasses mysteries, performance, visual arts, design, dance, food, music and literature. At each gathering site, artform-specific workshops will be held with local publics. Each workshop series will yield an element of CREATION: a liturgy, parables, a cosmological imaginary, ritual garments, choreography, song, sustenance and ceremony. CREATION is multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary, moving across and between contemporary art, politics and ritual. The work will entail moving and static imagery, a transcendent soundscape, intimate encounters for learning and exchange, culminating in collaboratively devised participatory performance events.
20th October 2023
3rd December 2023
Newcastle-based Biripi artist Nicole Chaffey unravels a complex family history with direct connections to The Lock-Up.
THE PLASTIC BEACH
8th September 2021
The Lock-Up and the Newcastle Fringe Festival present La Partida Theatre Group’s THE PLASTIC BEACH…