El Anatsui is acknowledged worldwide as one of the most remarkable artists working today. His meticulously constructed assemblages probe the complex histories of colonial and post-colonial Africa and the issues of consumption, waste and the environment.
American musician Tom Waits, working with Kathleen Brennan and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson, has reinvented Georg Büchner’s raw and unforgiving Woyzeck as a 21st century musical.
This ultimate boyband party will celebrate the 2016 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival at Carriageworks.
FBi Radio, is throwing a party celebrating all things Sydney. For the past seven years FBi has been championing local artists, musicians, venues, promoters and creatives with the Sydney Music Art and Culture (SMAC) Awards.
A thrilling and sophisticated collaboration between Rosas and contemporary music ensemble Ictus, this major new work invests Grisey’s otherworldly music with drama, clarity and gradually unfolding beauty.
The festival within the Festival, About an Hour returns to Carriageworks in 2016 with a full program of events showcasing local and international artists.
Stephanie Lake, one of Australia’s most commanding choreographers collaborates with internationally acclaimed audio-visual artist Robin Fox, on a new choreographic work that interrogates the perils of obedience with electricity, intricacy and grace.
Two performers compete in an escalating game of one-upmanship to deliver a thought-provoking survey of hopes and fears; from utopian and dystopian visions to science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies.
A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling, This Is How We Die traverses tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs this work is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it’s dying.
Classically trained tightrope walker Sébastien Le Guen turns defying gravity into an art form. This work is a taut balancing act between masterful acrobatics and music, with Le Guen going toe to toe with eccentric electro-acoustic musician and long-time collaborator Jérôme Hoffman.
Yudai Kamisato is one of the most exciting young voices in contemporary Japanese theatre, with his unflinching and poetic portrayals of life in Japan.
Chinese-Australian MC and spoken word artist Joelistics (TZU) and Filipino-Dutch-Australian producer/songwriter James Mangohig (Sietta) take centre stage with an original soundtrack of acoustic and electronic music.
O Mensch! transforms 21 remarkable poems by Friedrich Nietzsche into a series of inspired musical declarations by French composer Pascal Dusapin.
A three-year initiative that engages young people with Aboriginal arts practice at a studio at the Alexandria Park Community School. In 2016 artist Tony Albert will be the artist in residence to create new work.
Known for portraying Charlotte in the revolutionary HBO series Sex and the City, UNHCR High Profile Supporter Kristin Davis is now headed down under for a series of UNHCR events including the launch of the diverse 2016 Queer Thinking series.
Carriageworks Farmers Market Creative Director and renowned Australian chef, Mike McEnearney, leads a culinary Masterclass using seasonal produce from the Carriageworks Farmers Market.
Over 24-hours leading queer Australian and international artists will reimagine gender, sexuality and the body.
For his first time in Australia in over a decade, Fennesz will be joined by special guest, visualist Lillevan.
A new partnership featuring internationally renowned authors in conversation.
Bringing together film, music and live performance, with Western Sydney at its heart, Colony is an invitation into a universe of interconnected stories that span the globe.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson leads a performance of new Australian work by Lisa Illean, Brett Dean and Gérard Grisey.
Carriageworks will be transformed into The Embassy of Disappearance for the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
CARRIAGEWORKS AND 20TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY PRESENT BORIS CHARMATZ: IS THE PUBLIC SPACE THE RIGHT ARCHITECTURE FOR A MUSÉE DE…
A new Australian work by Luke Mullins and Lachlan Philpott with collaborator James Brown and Director Janice Muller.
The Award increases the profile of and cultivates new audiences for contemporary dance within Australia by commissioning and presenting new choreographic works in a competitive context.
Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation partners with Critical Path to present the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award public program.
Semi Permanent enables creative thinkers by bringing together internationally reowned leaders across the arts and cultural industries to share their work over three days at Carriageworks.
To celebrate the opening of Björk Digital, Björk will travel to Sydney to curate a music event at Carriageworks, where she will DJ with special guests.
Divided into five unique spaces the visitor is invited to explore Björk Digital – the premiere of a new virtual reality project from the musician, alongside other collaborations with some of the finest filmmakers and programmers in the world.
French artist Mathieu Briand invites you to intervene, creating sonic chaos that’s simultaneously cut to vinyl.
Char Soo places us in a four-sided Iranian bazaar to contemplate movement, human interaction and the passing of time.
An extraordinary line-up of musicians and artists will present a large scale installation comprising live music and art across two stages at Carriageworks.
Executive chef Sam Miller heads Silvereye, located on the second floor of the heritage Clare building at The Old Clare Hotel.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, a line-up of Hip Hop artists including Sydney-based Nooky continue the Klub Koor tradition at Carriageworks.
Offering a range of short courses for 12 – 18 years, the NIDA Open workshop program will run in the school holidays and provide opportunities to develop new skills and explore creativity.
Simple Infinity reveals the fragility of our connections with each other. Directed by Urban Theatre Projects’ Rosie Dennis and commissioned for Carriageworks National Arts and Disability Strategy New Normal.
Created in collaboration with a community of artists in Rajasthan, India, with exteriors that combine camouflaged fabric and golden embroidery, the tents in Encampment invite us into jewel-toned spaces populated by Byzantine angels.
Inspired by the iconic Women of the Sun, this new work, written and directed by Andrea James, draws from the life stories of Aboriginal women and their connection to country.
Loved provides an insight into Katthy Cavaliere’s (1972-2012) practice, where objects acquire an aura of love and trauma and tell the story of a life.
Sydney Chamber Opera revisit their history-making debut of Dostoevsky’s novel Notes from Underground.
An exploration of the rituals that govern the way we live; weighing up the consequences of playing it safe versus breaking the rules.
A meticulously constructed minimalist work that brings together nine women and nine men in a chorus of hypnotically repetitive movements backed by a pounding bass.
CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENTS SPRING NIGHT MARKET The Night Market returns this spring showcasing the very best food and wine with over 50…
REDBULL MUSIC ACADEMY WEEKENDER SYDNEY From September 8-11, the City of Sydney will play host to the Red Bull Music…
CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENTS KYLIE KWONG: MASTERCLASS Renowned chef, author and Carriageworks Ambassador, Kylie Kwong will present a cooking masterclass on celebration, collaboration…
Accessible Arts and Arts Access Australia present ARTS ACTIVATED 2016 – PATHWAYS TO PRACTICE The 5th biennial premier national arts…
Through the mediums of light, sound and sculpture, artist Ross Manning creates an otherworldly experience from the everyday. Commissioned by Carriageworks and Performance Space.
Pacific Runway returns to Carriageworks to celebrate the achievements of emerging Pacific designers.
PERFORMANCE SPACE PRESENTS LIVEWORKS: FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART Liveworks: Festival of Experimental Art is a two-week celebration of art spanning the…
Nardi Simpson, Kaleena Briggs, Lucy Simpson and Felix Cross create a work that breathes life into Indigenous cultural objects.
Performer, curator and scholar Nicole Canham in her address The Poetry of the Present, will reflect on being a 21st century musician and what it means to champion new music.
Experience thirty colourful horses as they transform Sydney into a place of wonder. HEARD•SYD is the first major work presented by American artist Nick Cave in Australia.
Curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones, the Black Arts Market will showcase the cultural heritage of South-Eastern Aboriginal Australia.
MADE, the downtown creative hub from New York is launching its inaugural event at Carriageworks in Sydney.
Celebrating NAISDA’s extraordinary contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary choreography and dance. This season reflects NAISDA’s history and makes a statement of intention for the future.
Naya Wa Yugali (Darkinyung language) will feature oral histories, a new commission by Vicki Van Hout and the work of artists including Tracey Moffatt, Lee Chiswick, the late Michael Riley and Elaine Kitchener.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Artist in Residence Brett Dean leads a program that features Steve Reich’s Clapping Music and Frederic Rzewski’s Panurge’s Sheep.
Australia’s premier food and wine event celebrates the raw, natural and indigenous. Rootstock collaborates with world renowned chefs, producers and winemakers to present a weekend of artisan food and wine.
Four of Australia’s most innovative choreographers will create new works with members of Sydney Dance Company.
Carriageworks presents our Masterclass Series with our resident companies, Erth – Visual & Physical, Felix Media, Force Majeure and Moogahlin Theatre.
A new three-year strategy established in partnership with Blacktown Arts Centre that will provide pathways for young Indigenous people in NSW into the arts and cultural industries.
Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year graduation performance, PPY16 Revealed is your chance to witness some of Australia’s best emerging dancers on the cusp of their transition into professional careers.
Carriageworks Christmas Market is back, providing an exclusive opportunity to buy fresh seasonal produce and gifts just two days before Christmas.
In partnership with Singapore’s independent dance house, Dance Nucleus, The Chan Project is an international collaboration between Australia and Singapore featuring two extraordinary independent dance artists – leading Singapore dancer and choreographer, Christina Chan, and renowned Australian dancer and maker, Kristina Chan.
Cuz tells the story of the relationship between two extraordinary Aboriginal men, fair skinned Keithy Cobbo and his dark skinned cousin Bobby Bird.
My Kool Vietnam will be the world’s first A-Pop Asian Australian Pop musical with music by Vietnamese pop star Thanh Bui and directed by Darren Yap.
In the coming four years Marrugeku will produce two programs of three intercultural dance theatre solos out of the Burrbgaja Yalirra program, each with an overarching theme of reciprocity.
The Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival is the premiere event for the development of new Black Australian plays, and a meeting place for First Peoples storytellers internationally. Continuing a vital pathway to production, one of the plays from Yellamundie Festival 2017 will be selected by Moogahlin Performing Arts for further development throughout 2017.
CARRIAGEWORKS AND CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE PRESENT SITI RUBIYAH KATRINA IRAWATI GRAHAM In 1975 Mochtar Lubis wrote Harimau Harimau (Tiger!…
ERTH VISUAL & PHYSICAL & CHIARA GUIDI PRESENT TERRA DEI LOMBRICHI Renowned Italian director Chiara Guidi and Erth Visual &…
CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENTS WENDY HOUSTOUN AND JANE MCKERNAN An ambitious new collaboration between Wendy Houstoun (UK) and Jane McKernan (AUS) creating…