In 2021, Carriageworks established a Writer in Residence program. Supporting two writers throughout the year, residents are provided a working space at Carriageworks to develop new work. Encouraged to engage with Carriageworks’ artistic program, the outcomes of each residency will be published on the Carriageworks Journal.
In association with The National 2021: New Australian Art, inaugural resident Alana Hunt developed the serial Conversations and Correspondence. From July 2021, performance writer Fiona Kelly McGregor will develop After the Show, a series of vignettes and short essays that observe the day-to-day of Carriageworks.
Image: Installation view ‘No Show’, 2021, Carriageworks. Photo credit Zan Wimberley.
As part of her residency, Alana has worked on Conversations and Correspondence—six texts that take as their starting point the bodies of work All the violence within this and In the national interest both exhibited as part of The National 2021: New Australian Art.
While in residence, Fiona will be talking to the artists and staff at Carriageworks, attending productions and observing the day-to-day of the place. From these encounters, she will produce a series of vignettes and short essays, with particular interest in what happens After the Show.