Carriageworks’ new artist-led nights program in Sydney

Carriageworks arts

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s leading contemporary multi-arts organizations, has just announced its latest program, Carriageworks Nights. The new program features a diverse line-up of talented artists, performers, musicians, and producers who are pushing the boundaries of their respective art forms. Across 10 events, Carriageworks Nights invites audiences to gather after dark for a series of artist-led evenings, spanning performance, music, film and food.


When does the Carriageworks Nights program kick off?

The program kicks off on Thursday 11 May with Jazz Money and Jason Phu’s “Silly Silly Party.” Taking place in the Blacksmith’s Workshop, the evening promises to be an interactive experience featuring big bubbles, bad face painting by Jason Phu, mystic readings, magicians, and giant games. The night will also include hands-on activities such as a superhero cape making workshop with artist Dennis Golding, and weaving with writer and artist Anne-Marie Te Whiu. A free event for all ages, Silly Silly Party invites everyone to let loose and have a silly time.

On Thursday 25 May, artist Frances Barrett presents “Mouth,” a night focused on the voice presented at the Clothing Store Artist Studios. Through poetry, improvised performance, and song, audiences are invited to explore the slipperiness, multiplicity, and power of the voice with artists Sage Pbbbt, Jo Fabro, Tina Stefanou, Sonya Holowell, BLECK, and Tarik Ahlip performing under simulated moonlight.

Carriageworks Nights events continue over three months, including video artist and curator EO Gill, who presents “Softcore,” a drive-in cinema featuring rare and classic experimental films. Artists Sidney McMahon, Mistress Tokyo, Demon Derriere, Haiku Hands, BVT, Luke George, and Weizen Ho explore artistic representations of Consent. Meanwhile, Salote Tawale feeds the soul with “Feast,” collaborating with Bloodwood’s Head chef and owner Claire Van Vuuren to present a celebratory banquet.

What to expect from the Carriageworks Nights program

The program promises to be a stimulating and engaging experience for art enthusiasts of all ages. Silly Silly Party and Mouth form part of the public program for The National 4: Australian Art Now, which features Jason Phu and Frances Barrett at Carriageworks. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the full program!


What to see at Carriageworks:


Presented by Jazz Money and Jason Phu

Thursday 11 May, 6pm-10pm | Free

Blacksmith’s Workshop, Carriageworks

Bad face painting, magician, big bubbles, giant games, memes, poem-face photo booth, Dennis Golding cape making, Anne- Marie Te Whiu weaving, mystic reading, moondance celtic musician, community choir, DJ + more


Presented by Frances Barrett

Thursday 25 May, 6pm-10pm| Free

Clothing Store Artist Studios, Carriageworks

Sage Pbbbt, Jo Fabro, Tina Stefanou, Sonya Holowell, BLECK & Tarik Ahlip

Presented by Azzam Mohamed
Thu 8 June, 6-10pm | Free

Presenting Black Quantam Futurism, Monica Brooks, Clare Cooper, Nadeena Dixon, Haines and Hinterdig & Julie Vulcan
Thu 22 June, 6-10pm | Free

Thu 6 July, 6-10pm | Ticketed

Program to be announced

Presented by Hannah Donnelly

Thu 20 July, 6-10pm | Free

Program to be announced

Presenting Maddison Gibbs, Morgan Hogg, Nadia Odlum, EJ Son, Natalie Tso & Min Wong
Thu 3 Aug, 6-10pm | Free

Presented by EO Gill
Thu 17 Aug, 6-10pm | Ticketed

Presenting BVT, Demon Derriere, Luke George, Haiku Hands, Weizen Ho, Sidney McMahon & Mistress Tokyo

Thu 24 Aug, 6-10pm | Free

Presented by Salote Tawale
Fri 25 Aug, 6-10pm | Free