Vegas Spray Roadtrip (2013)
The Road Trip project tours an exhibition of Brisbane-based emerging artists to new state or territory around Australia. The purpose of the tour is to promote and present contemporary emerging art practice being developed in Brisbane and to engage new audiences nationally. The exhibition is supported by Vegas Spray ARI.
Exhibiting Artists 2013:
2013 Road Trip Destination : The Lock-Up Cultural Centre (Newcastle)
Located in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct in Newcastle’s original Police Station, The Lock-Upcombines an art gallery, Artist in Residence (AiR) program and museum to create a unique destination with a range of cultural activity not offered anywhere else in the Hunter Valley.
As a multi-arts cultural centre The Lock-Up fosters the work of visual artists, performers, writers, novelists, playwrights, architects and musicians with a calendar of activity that is as idiosyncratic as the city it resides in.
The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station from 1861 until its closure in 1982. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, The Lock-Up is believed to be the only example in NSW that includes the work of three of the State’s important early architects; Alexander Dawson, Mortimer Lewis Jnr. and Walter Vernon. Constructed in Sydney sandstone, the building is one of a row of four significant buildings on Hunter Street that reflect the prosperity of early Newcastle.