Seven Acts Not To Miss From The Carriageworks 2016 Program

Sydney’s Carriageworks 2016 program is currently underway, presenting contemporary multi-arts performances. It is Carriageworks most ambitious program showcasing a diverse range of projects spanning visual arts, dance, performance, film, talks and music.

With over 740 artists on show, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the program for acts not to miss.

K-Pop Party B
5-6 Feb
Celebrate the 2016 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival with the ultimate boy band party. Experience Boyfriend and JJCC perform live in concert, followed by on-stage interviews hosted by SBS PopAsia’s Jamaica dela Cruz and Andy Trieu. VIP Gold Standing ticketholders will receive an exclusive High Touch with both bands following the concert.

Day For Night 24 Hrs 
20 Feb
Over 24-hours leading queer Australian and international artists will reimagine gender, sexuality and the body.

26 Feb
For his first time in Australia in over a decade, Fennesz will be joined by special guest, visualist Lillevan. Also performing a quadrophonic piece is American electronic artist Keith Fullerton Whitman. Curated by Lawrence English/Room40.

Michael Gira
9 March
Through his work with SWANS and Angels of Light, Gira has created music that has resonated across generations. In this rare solo performance, his first in Sydney for almost a decade, Gira performs works spanning his career. Curated by Lawrence English/Room40.

Crossing The Threshold
13 March
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson leads a performance of new Australian work by Lisa Illean, Brett Dean and Gérard Grisey.

The Future Is Already Here — It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed
18 March – 5 June
Carriageworks will be transformed into The Embassy of Disappearance for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal presents 22 international and Australian artists including Mike Parr, Chen Chieh-jen, Lee Mingwei and Apichatpong Weerasethakul who explore lost languages, fading histories and vanishing landscapes. Exhibition partners include Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Cockatoo Island.

Semi Permanent 
26-28 May
Semi Permanent enables creative thinkers by bringing together internationally renowned leaders across the arts and cultural industries to share their work over three days at Carriageworks.

Check out the full program here.


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