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Salote Tawale: I remember you – A Major Solo Exhibition at Carriageworks

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Carriageworks, Sydney, is excited to reveal the first major solo exhibition by Sydney-based Australian-Fijian artist Salote Tawale. Titled I remember you, the exhibition is set to open to the public on Friday, 17 November 2023, and will be on display until Sunday, 28 January 2024. Tawale’s expansive exhibition explores the concept of memory through various mediums such as installation, painting, sculpture, and an intriguing component of karaoke. It is curated across two spaces within Carriageworks, and each space offers a unique exploration of how memory shapes identity. Bay 21 hosts Tawale’s interpretation of Carriageworks’ architecture, transformed into a ‘memory bank’. This immersive environment includes artworks like hanging masks, plywood cut-outs of people and plants, and a unique installation of the artist’s Fijian family home. The gallery also features a karaoke booth, inviting visitors to engage through song. This intriguing installation of partially formed memories, with missing panels and fading flowers, reflects the unpredictability and fallibility of memory. In the Public Space, a stunning 14-meter long bamboo raft titled No Location (2021) is anchored, originally presented at the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. This piece, based on a childhood memory of a traditional Fijian watercraft, reinterprets the process of making a raft, symbolising Tawale’s experience of displacement. I remember you draws from Tawale’s personal experience as part of the Pacific diaspora in Australia. It embodies her exploration of the relationship between the individual and the collective, materialising memories into tangible forms. The exhibition is accompanied by a variety of public programs, including art-making workshops,… Read More

Carriageworks’ new artist-led nights program in Sydney

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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,… Read More

Pinot Palooza is coming back to Carriageworks Sydney, and yes, that means unlimited wine

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Unlimited tastings and no tokens? That’s anyone’s kind of wine festival. Pinot Palooza is back in Sydney this weekend, at Carriageworks in Eveleigh – and in Melbourne too, if you’re there – taking the place, yet again, as Australia’s biggest pinot noir festival. When is Pinot Palooza, you ask? Why, this Sunday 7 October at Carriageworks, and they’re not holding back. In its seventh year and with a menu that’s sure to knock your tastebuds right out for the count, the event will be brought to life as a celebration of everyone’s favourite flavour pinot noir, and the best way to experience more than 100 styles from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Pinot Palooza is Australia’s fastest growing festival combining wine, food and music, which will feature the best pinot noirs produced in the southern hemisphere and beyond with pinot fans looking forward to tasting wines from the likes of 2017 People’s Choice Winner Moondarra, runners up Vinteloper, Mt Difficulty, Charteris, Chatto and many more. New to this year’s event will be Bar Vermouth, where attendees can taste some of Australia’s best Vermouths. With Sydney chefs from the likes of Epic Pizza, Spice Temple, and Agape having jumped on board, you’ll be kept well-fed as you practically over indulge on the good stuff alongside the tunes of stellar local DJ’s will be spinning tracks to keep everyone dancing the day away. Each ticket includes a take home Plumm red wine glass (valued at $35) and unlimited wine tastings. Tickets are now on sale. For those wanting… Read More