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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 NAKED CITY – WHERE IS THE FRINGE BIENNALE?

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 […]

REVIEW: Colossus

The (almost) overwhelming production from Stephanie Lake, Colossus, is an activation of all the senses. With a bare stage and very muted costumes, Colossus, highlights the incredible talent and athleticism of 50 dancers, who give their all through the entire 50-minute performance. Using sharp choreography coupled with an intense soundtrack, Collosus, encourages an examination of community and an […]

Kate Mitchell: All Auras Touch

Before her exhibition opens in January artist Kate Mitchell is appealing to the public to help find people employed in occupations listed by the Australian and New Zealand Bureau of Statistics' Standard Classification of Occupations. Why would she do this you might ask? Well, the answer is that All Auros Touch is going to provide a […]

Southeast – Aboriginal Arts Market

With the closure of the Ularu climb last week Aboriginal culture is once again in the cultural milieu. Coincidently this weekend Carriageworks will play host to a community curated arts market which celebrates Aboriginal the cultural heritage of South-East Aboriginal Australia. Curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones the Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market brings together […]

Sydney Contemporary 2019

Australia’s largest and most diverse gathering of local and international galleries comes together at Carriageworks from today until Sunday. The Sydney Contemporary arts fair will transform the Carraigeworks precinct into a multi-disciplinary arts space. Showcasing over 95 galleries and the works from more than 450 artists from 34 different countries. Fair audiences will have the […]