Carriageworks continue to push the boundaries with its new 2017 season, showing both the flexibility of the space and the commitment to unique works particularly looking at Australian history
Highlights of the 2017 Program include the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, the already announced exhibition resulting from a partnership between Carriageworks, Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Artists presenting work at Carriageworks for The National include Archie Moore, Justene Williams and Richard Lewer.
Another major partnership for 2017 will see Carriageworks collaborate with the City of Sydney to present an exhibition marking the centenary of The Great Strike 1917, one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts that was centred around Eveleigh Railyards, which is where Carriageworks stands today.
Carriageworks’ partnership with the Blacktown Arts Centre – named Solid Ground – will include a public high school Artist in Residence program and 12 additional paid internships for indigenous artists. Other programs associated with indigenous art in this country will include events associated with NAIDOC Week, where along with Koori Radio, the venue will present the participants of the Young, Black and Deadly program featuring Mi-Kaisha Masella. Bangarra and Carriageworks will also present a triple-bill type of show called Ones Country – the Spine of our Stories showcasing three form of indigenous life: the red dust, the salt water, and the urban life .
Carriageworks also continues its partnership with Sydney Festival with twelve events through the whole event, while in March Back to Back Theatre perform the company’s largest ever work Lady Eats Apple, while also in March, theatre company Italian Modus will present MDLSX featuring Silvia Calderoni.
Other highlights include:
- Day for Night – as part of Liveworks Festival, a celebration of queer performance and party culture is returning for 2017.
- Songs From Northam Avenue – an evening of music responding to the culturally diverse community of Bankstown, featuring Bree van Reyk working with artists prevalent in the area
- The Rape of Lucretia in August, under the direction of Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams and featuring rising star Anna Dowsley.
- Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia also returns to Carriageworks in May, followed by global creative and design thinking platform Semi Permanent presented from later on in the month May exploring the theme of ‘Design for Change.’
For more information on these events and more on the 2017 season head to Carriageworks’ website here.
Photo of Lady Eats Apple: Jeff Busby