Carriageworks has dropped its 2023 program with a stellar line-up of performance works, large-scale exhibitions, and a strong focus on First Nations artists and perspectives. This will also mark the cultural precinct’s first year of uninterrupted programming since the pre-covid era.
Carriageworks CEO Blair French said, “Carriageworks has placed First Nations voices and perspectives at the forefront of our 2023 programming, whilst continuing our commitment to supporting our local arts community in the creation of new work, supporting professional opportunities for artists and alongside transformative experiences for audiences.”
Carriageworks 2023 program highlights
Art and culture geeks will find everything to keep them nourished under one roof next year. Highlights include a new 10-day international First Nations Dance Festival – Darunga Nura, set to take place in July. Plus the return of Sydney Festival will see Carriageworks hosting four impactful and transportive exhibitions.
The arts center has a lot more up its sleeve including a massive exhibition by Salote Tawale, premiere works by Carriageworks Resident Companies Marrugeku, Force Majeure and Sydney Chamber Opera as well as performances by musical trailblazer Ensemble Offspring. Popular event highlights like Moogahlin Performing Arts’ Yellamundie Festival, The National 4: Australian Art Now and Contemporary Australian Asian Performance’s (CAAP) Longhouse series. will also return.
You can also fill your bags with ceramics, jewellery, textiles and more at the exclusive Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market.
Other events to watch out for include performance lecture series Talking Bodies by Justin Shoulder, the world premiere of Marrugeku’s Burrbgaja Yalirra 2 and Force Majeure’s new dance work IDK. The Cut N Polish: Artists Car Boot Sale returns in May after an overwhelming response last year. Yellamundie Festival, presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts will also return on September 18 – 30 as a national and international showcase for First Peoples talent.
There’s plenty more on the horizon including dance events, immersive installations, free art parties, conversations and talks, contemporary art showcases and so much more.
Head to their official website for full program details.