About

Carriageworks is the largest multi-arts centre in Australia. 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE
Carriageworks is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. The weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market operates every Saturday, 8am-1pm. Carriageworks is ensuring the safety of visitors and staff through a COVID-19 safety management plan, including implementation of physical distancing, capacity limits and increased hygiene measures as outlined by the NSW Government. Read more.

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 the most significant multi-arts centre in Australia.

RESIDENT COMPANIES

Team

BOARD

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

EXECUTIVE

Chief Executive Officer Blair French
Executive Assistant Chantel Bann
Director, Programs Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Director, Events & Production
Kri Leitner
Director, Commercial Andrew Demetriou

Executive Biographies

Curator, Programs
Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley

Exhibition Manager
Glenn Thompson

Solid Ground Program Coordinator
Emily Johnson

Education Project Officer
Debbie Higgison

Program Assistant, Solid Ground
Bianca Williams

Program Producer
Nerida Ross

Guest Curator, The National 2021
Abigail Moncrieff

Head of Marketing
Electra Foley

Digital Marketing Specialist
Ben Allison

Partnerships Manager
Vlach Ashton

Ticketing and Customer Relations Coordinator
Lena Li

Visitor Services Officer
Eddie Gock
Eliza Ormsby

Commercial Account Manager
Jena Ye

Commercial Account Coordinator
Michelle Cao

Production Manager
Katherine Hamilton

Production Manager
Todd Hawken

Executive Producer
Loredana Cross

Producer, Events
Priyanka Martin

Assistant Producer, Events
Jackson Morphett Field

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

Building Facilities Manager
Mathew Ibanez

Building Facilities Assistant
Rodrigo Arriaza

JOIN THE TEAM

See our current vacancies here.

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