Across 10 evenings, Carriageworks Nights invites you to gather after dark for a series of artist-led events, spanning performance, music, film, and food.
Silly Silly Party
Presented by Jazz Money and Jason Phu
Thu 11 May, 6-10pm
Presented by Frances Barrett
Thu 25 May, 6-10pm
Presented by Azzam Mohamed
Fri 9 Jun, 6-10pm
Presenting Black Quantam Futurism, Monica Brooks, Clare Cooper, Nadeena Dixon, Haines and Hinterding & Julie Vulcan
Thu 22 Jun, 6-10pm
Sycco, Dobby, Eric Avery, Kirli Saunders, Jazz Money & Crescendoll
Thu 6 Jul, 6-10pm
Presented by Hannah Donnelly
Thu 20 Jul, 6-10pm
Presenting Maddison Gibbs, Morgan Hogg, Nadia Odlum, EJ Son, Natalie Quan Yau Tso and Min Wong
Thu 3 Aug, 6-10pm
Presented by EO Gill
Thu 17 Aug, 6-10pm
Presenting BVT, Demon Derriere, Luke George, Haiku Hands, Weizen Ho, Sidney McMahon & Mistress Tokyo
Thu 24 Aug, 6-10pm
Presented by Salote Tawale, Claire van Vuuren and the Finger Limes
Fri 25 Aug, 6-10pm
Jazz Money and Jason Phu present ‘Silly Silly Party’. Organised around the artists’ favourite nostalgic activities, the night is a fun party for all ages, inviting everyone to have a silly time.
Frances Barrett presents ‘Mouth’, a night focused around the voice. Through poetry, improvised performance and song the event explores the slipperiness, multiplicity and power of the voice.
Led and curated by Azzam Mohamed, Riddim Nation dancers Tony Oxybel, Charles ‘Chux’ Montano, Jamie 'Jazz' Theam Kha, Gabriela Quinsacara and Tiffany ‘Soul Red’ Nung will use improvised gesture, rhythm and energy to move to the pulsing sound of the DJ,
Black Quantam Futurism, Monica Brooks, Clare Cooper, Nadeena Dixon, Haines and Hinterding, Ensemble Offspring and Julie Vulcan will question how we experience time across scientific, cosmological, geological, cultural and queer lenses in a night of performance, spoken word and sound.
Sycco, Dobby, Eric Avery, Kirli Saunders and Jazz Money present music, spoken word and poetry, to celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week theme ‘For Our Elders’ by creating a space for Elders and young people to gather and share.
Curated by Hannah Donnelly, Hands is an intimate night exploring how we use hands to share histories, knowledge and healing. The night will include solo acoustic music, hand-dyed raffia weaving circles, AUSLAN signing workshops with the Deaf Aboriginal Services, and DJ sets.
Six emerging artists from the 2023 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) – Maddison Gibbs, Morgan Hogg, Nadia Odlum, EJ Son, Natalie Quan Yau Tso and Min Wong – program a night of performance and workshops to coincide with the exhibition.
Transforming Carriageworks’ Public Space into a cinema, Softcore, presented by video artist and curator EO Gill, will screen queer Australian short experimental works from the 1980s to now, centred on pleasure and sexuality.
Spend the night exploring consent with artists, sex workers and BDSM practitioners including Sidney McMahon, Mistress Tokyo, Demon Derriere, Luke George, Weizen Ho with music by BVT and Haiku Hands.
The Bushy Lemons (Noica Omero, Samia Sayed, and Salote Tawale) and honorary lemony lime, Bloodwood Head Chef Claire Van Vuuren, present a night that will feed your soul. Feast invites 200 people to gather for a free celebratory BBQ dinner in Track 3 at Carriageworks. The night will end with dancing featuring a DJ set by Del Lumanta.