Carriageworks Announces Reopening Date With A Host Of Exciting Events

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


There will be a strong focus on leading First Nations artists.

Lockdown is officially lifting on Monday. Among the heaps of changes that are coming, one thing to look forward to is the return of Carriageworks — one of Sydney’s finest contemporary multi-arts center. The combination of great art and being around a community of art lovers has been sorely missed in the last few months of lockdown.

Reopening on November 3, the arts center has an amazing line-up of shows and exhibitions up its sleeve with a spotlight on leading First Nations artists.

Carriageworks CEO Blair French said, “Carriageworks is delighted to reopen with exhibitions by three key voices in Australian
contemporary art who are all current or recent artists in residence at the Clothing Store at Carriageworks. The November program
reflects the multi-arts precinct’s strong focus on supporting First Nations artists and creatives.”

Carriageworks November highlights

Dennis Golding: The Future is Here
When: November 3-28

The art center will open its doors with award-winning Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding’s exhibition The Future is Here. The exhibition features vibrant capes designed by students from Kindergarten to Year 12 — inspired by their life experiences and cultural identities.

Dean Cross: Icarus, My Son 
When: November 17, 2021 – January 30, 2022

This semi-autobiographical exhibition will be presented by Carriageworks in partnership with Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and takes inspiration from the ancient Greek tragedy of Icarus and Daedalus.

Cherine Fahd: Ecdysis
When: November 17 2021, January 30, 2022


Ecdysis interestingly is a term that describes the process of reptiles shedding their skin making way for new growth. This exhibition dwells on that powerful metaphor of what it means to let go and embrace who we might become.

Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market 
When: November 25-28

Curated by respected Arrernte and Kalkadoon curator, writer, advisor and presenter Hetti Perkins and leading Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones — the market celebrates South-east Australian Aboriginal art. It will be presented online over the four days.

We can’t wait to soak in all these incredible events in person. You can find out more about them here.

More info

What: Carriageworks
Where: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (from 3 November)
Carriageworks Farmers Market: Every Saturday 8am – 1pm

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