Carriageworks is the largest multi-arts centre in Australia. We commission Australian and International artists to make monumental new work that intersects with contemporary ideas. Reflecting the diverse communities of urban Sydney, our artist-led program is ambitious, radical and always inclusive.
Carriageworks is open Wednesday to Friday, 10am-5pm & Saturday, 9am-2pm. 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.
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.
Cass O’Connor (Chair)
Geoff Ainsworth AM
Eleni Watts (Observer)
Chief Executive Officer Blair French
Executive Assistant Chantel Bann
Director, Programs Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Director, Communications & Partnerships Vanessa Duscio
Director, Events & Production Kri Leitner
Director, Commercial Andrew Demetriou
Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley
Solid Ground Program Coordinator
Education Project Officer
Guest Curator, The National 2021
Head of Marketing
Digital Marketing Specialist
Acting Visitor and Ticketing Services Manager
Visitor Services Officer
Commercial Account Manager
Commercial Account Coordinator
Assistant Producer, Events
Jackson Morphett Field
Farmers Markets Creative Director
Producer, Food Events
Finance and Administrative Manager
Finance and Administrative Assistant
Head of Operations
Building Facilities Manager
Building Facilities Assistant