Nick Cave: UNTIL


To deliver on our commitment to present the very best international contemporary art to our audiences, in 2018 Carriageworks presents its largest and most ambitious project to date, UNTIL by the internationally renowned American artist Nick Cave.

Nick Cave (not to be confused with his Australian namesake) is an artist who moves uniquely between disciplines while creating work which at its heart engages both artists and communities. Recently Carriageworks presented Nick’s seminal work HEARD•SYD, which engaged over 100 Sydney artists to bring to life 30 life-sized horses. The performances presented across the city embraced an audience of over 20,000.

Nick’s new work UNTIL is comprised of 24 chandeliers, more than 15 kilometres of crystals, 16,000 wind spinners, 10 million plastic peony beads, thousands of ceramic birds and 17 cast-iron lawn jockeys – accompanied by a five-month program of performance, education and community events that brings together national and international artists, writers and thinkers.

Nick Cave through his work creates for all of us a very special opportunity – to step outside our everyday lives, to be in a place where more is possible – to dream, and then to act.  Cultural institutions through projects such as this live within the heart of their communities, providing great moments of joy and wonder. Carriageworks is a not-for-profit organisation, and relies on private support. This year Carriageworks will support over 850 Australian and international artists.

UNTIL is a mountain that Carriageworks cannot scale alone. We invite you to join us in supporting UNTIL, and in doing so your donation, no matter how small, will directly provide the space, support and resources to present this new and already internationally renowned work, to Australian audiences.

To join our Patron Program and direct your donation to Nick Cave: UNTIL, please select the Donate button above.

Alternatively, you can download and print a donor form and return to Carriageworks via post; or please feel free to call our Partnerships Manager, Grace Davenport on (02) 8571 9062 to make a donation over the phone.

You can also email for further information about this project, or what to expect from becoming a Carriageworks Donor.