Sydney Festival has returned with a stacked line-up of events including a hefty program at Carriageworks. Four major exhibitions including two by leading Australian artists Paul Yore and The Huxleys have taken over the multi-arts organisation along with murals, live performances and industry-related talks.
Carriageworks, Sydney Festival
The program kicked off with Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist Thea Anamara Perkins’s work Stockwoman. Tracing ancestral stories across the country from Alice Springs to Redfern Stockwoman aims to reframe our imagining of the Australian landscape.
A major highlight is Paul Yore’s Word Made Flesh, a major immersive installation that is on until February 26. The colourful installation is composed of mixed media sculpture and found objects, collage and assemblage, paintings, video, and pulsating sound and light. The bright and kaleidoscopic work comes to Sydney following a successful premiere in Melbourne.
From January 5 – March 5, visitors can also explore Bloodlines by the collaborative duo The Huxleys. An ode to legendary queer artists who lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the exhibition will include large-scale photographic works, video art and an opening live art party on January 4. The community can also participate and contribute panels which will be sewn together into a quilt in this earnest tribute to LGBTQIA+artists.
Stockwoman, Word Made Flesh and Bloodlines are free to visit with tickets for Polar Force costing between $35-$40. Get more details here.