Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is an independent contemporary art space situated in a unique setting. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station and lock up from 1861 until its closure in 1982. The building now includes gallery spaces, rare heritage-listed cells, an event and installation space in what was the former exercise yard, and an onsite apartment for creative residencies.
Through high quality, innovative curated programming, The Lock-Up promotes current, experimental and diverse practice from local, national and international creatives through its artistic, residency and public programs. The gallery is a place for exchange of ideas, experimentation, exploration, information and cultural endeavour.
- Historic building
- Wheelchair access