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Ensemble Offspring to perform one-night only show at Carriageworks

Australia’s largest contemporary multi-arts precinct, will present Time As Revelator, a performance by contemporary instrumental group Ensemble Offspring. Presented for one-night-only this concert will be a celebration of the power of the beat, featuring a program of original works for instrumental chamber combinations from some of the most acclaimed local and international composers, including the Australian premiere of Cuban Pulitzer […]

Carriageworks unveils installation by Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts precincts, has unveiled a new large-scale wall assemblage titled Return To Sender by acclaimed Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens. Installed in the Carriageworks public space and presented free to the public until January 30, the installation reworks found postcards picturing First Nations people from the turn of last century with contemporary representations of First Nations […]

Yellamundie Festival

The Yellamundie Festival at Carriageworks once again brings First Nations talent to the fore with performances, public readings, yarns and events. Artistic Director Lily Shearer explained how the Yellamundie Festival came into being in 2010 at the National Indigenous Theatre Forum held in Cairns, when a National First People’s playwrights gathering was identified as the number […]

Bell Shakespeare Debates

What a fantastic opportunity is being offered to listen to interesting Australian figures such as Jane Caro and Peter FitzSimons discuss the relevance of Shakespeare’s plays to the contemporary world. John Bell founded Bell Shakespeare 30 years ago, and must be thrilled he has introduced “The Bard” to so many who must have thought that […]

Carriageworks Receives Reprieve

One of Sydney's foremost arts institutions, Carriageworks, looks set to emerge from the ashes like a phoenix following a last minute reprieve.  Back in May the institution went into voluntary administration after being hit hard by COVID-19 and suffering a "significant reduction in revenue streams'. At the time the organisation owed over $2 million to […]

Carriageworks Revival Plan Revealed

The Berejiklian government will soon reveal the fate of Sydney’s much loved arts centre, Carriageworks. The Packer family has pledged $240,000 to Carriageworks’ multi-million dollar revival plan, joining other high profile philanthropists, as new documents reveal the organisation’s over budgeting of key projects in the lead up to its collapse. The COVID-19 restrictions also contributed […]

What’s Next For Carriageworks?

Major Sydney arts venue, Carriageworks, announced last Monday it would enter into voluntary administration due to “irreparable loss of income”. This comes after the cancellation or postponement of big ticket events including the Sydney Writers’ Festival and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from which Carriageworks derives three quarters of their income. Government arts body Create NSW provides […]

Carriageworks Goes Into Administration

One of the City's foremost cultural precincts has become the biggest casualty to date in the wake of social distancing measures. Late on Monday the institution was handed over to KPMG and Philip Quinlan to undertake the administration and restructuring process. This moves comes after the group was forced to layoff a majority of their […]

Breaking Glass

Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera (SCO) are gearing up to present an online world premiere of four operatic pieces this Friday.  The Breaking Glass event will see Australian female composers: Peggy Polias, Josephine Macken, Georgia Scott and Bree van Reyk present their pieces together via a Facebook broadcast. Breaking Glass is the result of two […]


The 22nd Biennale Of Sydney is almost upon us and as always it throws up a multitude of interesting and provocative art experiences. Lots of free events and exhibitions and there’s no doubt it delivers a real buzz to the city. However, it’s always a select group of artists who are chosen to participate and that […]