The Lock-Up is forward-thinking and progressive gallery, a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts space, a remarkable creative hub, and all situated in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings. Newcastle’s police station and lock-up from 1861 to 1982, it now stands as one of the most exciting artistic endeavours in the region, as well as retaining its rare, heritage-listed cells. Its program is equally eclectic, often referencing its grim history of incarceration and oppression with intriguing, thoughtful and dark performances and pieces. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm.

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