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IN | artist run initiative x The Old Lock Up 

IN | artist run initiative is a new multi-disciplinary arts collective and not-for-profit organisation based out of The Old Lock-Up, Maroochydore. IN | is a place for artists to explore experimental, collaborative, diverse approaches to making art, sharing art, and talking about art. We're about new ideas, new conversations, new forms.  

Exhibitions | Residencies | Events | Performances | Artist Talks | Critical Engagement 


The collective offers project space + time for collaborations, mentoring, feedback, peer-critique, and a place to ‘talk shop’. IN | is a collective with more questions than answers- premise pushing through curiosity and driven by the Sunshine Coast’s increasing appetite for rigorous, agile contemporary arts dialogue. 


IN | artist run initiative Directors: Ruby Donohoe, June Sartracom, and Sharna Barker. 

IN | artist run initiative acknowledges the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people as Traditional Owners of the lands on which the space stands. We pay our deep respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Follow @the.old.lockup for upcoming projects, opportunities and events.

Find out more about IN | artist run initiative Directors: 
June Sartracom | @junometry
Ruby Donohoe | | @rubybridgetdonohoe 
Sharna Barker | | @sharna.a.barker 








Image by Cooper Brady Photography. Featuring work by Bridie Gillman and Sharna Barker . 








Image: Entwined as others (detail), Tiana Jefferies & Helen Hardess. Image credit: Helen Hardess


entwined as others

Tiana Jefferies and Helen Hardess

22 - 30 January 2022

Opening event | 22 January 5 - 7pm

Workshop | 29 January 11am - 1pm 

Followed by IN | artist run initiative’s monthly INCITE event at 4pm

entwined as others is a collaboration between Helen Hardess and Tiana Jefferies, combining their shared art practices of casting, collecting, assembling and collaborative action. It will focus on the affective registers of objects, bodies and architecture of The Old Lock Up site. Through material histories and the sensorial, the project explores the ungraspable forces of our destabilised biosphere, and recognises that humanity cannot survive without non-human others.


As a point of departure, they reference the Old Lock Up’s history as a space of transition, marginalised bodies, punitive architecture and unequal power relations. Hardess and Jefferies aim to centralise the affective forces of these histories as well as the agency of their materials. Interested in alternative and irreverent forms of ecocriticism, the artists reject traditional conceptions of ‘nature’ which have been wielded to validate harm against vulnerable populations, human and non-human.


The installation’s materials have been sourced from marginalised or transitional spaces - recycling bins, skips, kerbside collections, and domestic waste. Compositions of these objects engage with physical qualities such as balance, tension, precarity, dependency and synchronicity. In this way, compositions reflect the qualities of ecosystems and an understanding that they are assemblages of human and non-human actors.


The exhibition includes a casting workshop, after which, participants will have the opportunity to place their works among the installation.


Sunday 23rd 10-3pm

Thursday 27th 10-3pm

Friday 28th 10-3pm

Saturday 29th 2-4pm

Sunday 30th 10-3pm











Image: Positive Impressions of Negative Space Workshop, Tiana_Jefferies & Helen Hardess. Image credit: Tiana Jefferies



An experimental plaster casting workshop with entwined as others artists

Tiana Jefferies and Helen Hardess

Saturday 29th January
11am to 1pm


Suitable for ages 12 and above, no prior casting knowledge is required. Participants will learn the basics of casting with plaster using a one-step mould technique. They are invited to bring destined-for-waste plastic, cardboard, or Styrofoam items, and other objects from which to make their casts. The artists will also have suitable items on hand.

Participants will be shown how to cast simple and imaginative sculptures by exploring the negative space around their chosen object. Mould-making from quick setting silicone will also be demonstrated. Then participants will prepare their own moulds and cast objects from plaster.

Examples of cast objects from the current exhibition entwined as others will be discussed, and other examples will be on hand for ideas. Participants will leave with enough knowledge to continue their casting experiments at home.

As a conclusion everyone will be invited to place their works within the exhibition for the remainder of the exhibition or take them home.

Workshop cost: $20

All materials provided, but please bring single use materials to cast, such as straws, take away containers, packaging etc.

Workshop level

12 years and above, no prior knowledge required, experimentation encouraged.


Purchase tickets here



INCITE is a monthly event run by IN | artist run initiative at The Old Lock Up. A social meeting place for artists from all art forms to talk shop, test ideas, and meet up. In response to the month's theme, artists are invited to bring along some of their work; have a yarn or have a listen to an artist Show x Tell; and join an artist-led round table conversation about what provocations this concept might offer for artistic practice, processes, concepts, & aesthetics.

For each month's theme, check out our socials. Instagram: @the.old.lockup | Facebook: @INxOLU

the old lock-up site

Positive Impressions of Negative Space Workshop_Tiana_Jefferies & Helen Hardess, image cre
Project Space
Cell 1 (with added light)




The Old Lock Up is available for venue hire or event proposals | Contact IN x OLU with more details

Entwined as others (detail)_Tiana Jefferies & Helen Hardess_ image credit Helen Hardess.JP


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The Old Lockup acknowledges and pays respect to the Gubbi Gubbi people, Traditional Owners of the lands upon which this project is situated.