THE LOCK-UP

A: 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW

P: +61 2 4925 2265

E: info@thelockup.org.au

W: thelockup.org.au

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.

FACILITIES

  • Historic building
  • Wheelchair access

FEATURED STORIES AND EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibition: DANCING WITH THE DEAD

The Lock-Up presents the group exhibition DANCING WITH THE DEAD.

Gavin Vitullo: NATURAL CAUSES

The Lock-Up presents work by Gavin Vitullo.

Lucas Davidson: LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY

Lucas Davidson, Living with Uncertainty, 2020. Translucent…

Group Exhibition: all things are water

The Lock-Up presents the group exhibition 'all things are water'.

Group Exhibition: I LOVE YOU MELISSA

The Lock Up presents the group exhibition 'I LOVE YOU MELISSA'.
The Lockup_Rakini Devi

Group Exhibition: KNOWN | UNKNOWN

The Lock-Up presents group exhibition titled KNOWN | UNKNOWN.

Braddon Snape: Internal Pressure

The Lock-Up presents work by Braddon Snape.