Still happening and still worth visiting the east end of Newcastle NSW to see. If you do take the time out to peruse the galleries relax and enjoy the view on offer at Bistro Sandbar overlooking Newcastle beach. Great atmosphere, excellent service and superb food.
Given the number of art festivals thriving in Newcastle it’s apparent the pretty picture on the wall just won’t cut it these days. With a combination of youth, vigour and big brained intellectualism contemporary art is plugged-in and working its muscle. This louder form of creativity is revealed to full effect currently at The Lockup, an exhibition that is part of the Look Hear festival including the “Hit the Bricks” street art phenomenon. “Fresh Licks” is a compendium of text, graphics and grand imagination and with a quick scan it’s not long before the music theme becomes obvious.
The warren of rooms that make up The Lockup welcomes a plethora of diverse images incorporating colour saturated photography such as Deluxe by James Mauger to precision painting such as Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo by Matthew Bourne. For me the brilliant screenprint featuring a nesting eagle atop a chockfull…
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