About

Carriageworks is one of Australia’s most renowned and significant contemporary multi-arts organisations. We support artists and producers to develop and present major new works in performance, visual arts and related artforms. Reflecting the diverse communities of urban Sydney, our artist-led program is ambitious, radical and always inclusive.

Carriageworks Farmers Market is a Sydney institution, providing the freshest seasonal produce every Sat from 8am – 1pm.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Carriageworks is a COVID-safe business and the health and safety of our visitors, producers, contractors and staff is our top priority. Help us keep everyone safe by reading our COVID-Safe Plan before your next visit.

PROGRAM

History

Carriageworks was built between 1880 and 1889 as part of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops. By the 1900s several thousand people worked here, building and maintaining locomotive engines and carriages for the expanding rail network. Those workers shaped the development of our city for over 100 years.

The Carriageworks site was one of the first places to employ Aboriginal people on an equal basis. It is also the place where generations of new migrants were first employed. In 1917, it was within these walls that the Great Strike started, which saw thousands of workers march on NSW Parliament and, through sheer power in numbers, shut it down.

In 2007, the site was redeveloped as a cultural precinct. Today, Carriageworks is one of Australia’s most renowned and significant contemporary multi-arts organisations.

RESIDENT COMPANIES

Team

BOARD

Cass O’Connor (Chair)
Geoff Ainsworth AM
Michael Gonski
Andrew Maiden
Matthew McCarron
Gitanjali Bhalla
Sani Townson
Cameron Honey
Timothy Snape (Observer)

Board Biographies

 

EXECUTIVE

Chief Executive Officer Blair French
Executive Assistant Chantel Bann
Director, First Nations Programs Jacob Boehme
Director, Partnerships & Communication Enid Charlton
Director, Programs Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Director, Commercial Andrew Demetriou
Director, Events & Production
 Kri Leitner
Director, Corporate Services Mike Worner

Executive Biographies

Curator, Programs
Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley

Exhibition Manager
Glenn Thompson

Education Officer, Solid Ground
Debbie Higgison

Senior Producer, First Nations Programs
Pippa Bailey

Program Assistant, First Nations Programs
Katherine Stone

Performance Program Producer
Lillian Silk

Head of Marketing
Electra Foley

Digital Marketing Specialist
Ben Allison

Solid Ground Marketing Coordinator
Skylah Akbar

Ticketing and Customer Relations Coordinator
Lena Li

Visitor Services Officer
Eddie Gock
Eleni Vergotis

Fundraising Manager
Camilla Chapman

Partnerships Manager
Jannah Anderson

Commercial Account Manager
Michelle Cao

Commercial Account Manager
Emma Carson

Producer, Events
Blake Robinson

Production Manager
Dominic Hamra

Technical Manager
Dean Odgers

Farmers Markets Creative Director
Mike McEnearney

Producer, Food Events
Jessica Abrahams

Assistant Producer, Food Events
Spencer Morrow

Finance and Administrative Manager
Janine Peukert

Finance and Administrative Assistant
Caitlin Tiley

Head of Operations
Megan Davis

Facilities Manager
Robert Charter

Building Facilities Assistant
Rodrigo Arriaza

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Key images top to bottom: Matthew Day, Keir Choreographic Award, Carriageworks, Image Gregory Lorenzutti 2014; Eveleigh Railyards, Sydney, Image Supplied; St. Vincent, Carriageworks, Image Daniel Boud 2018