Newcastle Hunter Valley

The Lock Up

Newcastle cultural and art gallery

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One of Newcastle's most unique buildings is an innovative hot house of art and special events
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Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multi-­disciplinary contemporary arts space and hub for creative thinking and doing. 

The Lock Up
The Lock-­Up was the Newcastle Police Station and lock up from 1861 until its closure in 1982. Today it stands as a purpose-­built gallery space alongside rare heritage listed cells, an event and installation space in what was the former men’s exercise yard and an onsite apartment for its nationally-renowned residency program.

Through its artistic and public programs, The Lock-­Up aims to stimulate and challenge audiences and to promote the current, cross-­platform, experimental and diverse practices of local, national and international artists.
The Lock Up




90 Hunter Street
Newcastle 2300
02 4925 2265
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 10am-4pm
Thu 10am-4pm
Fri 10am-4pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 11am-3pm
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