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Carriageworks announces 1.2 million visits for 2017

Carriageworks announces 1.2 million visits for 2017
November 29, 2017

Announcing its 2018 program, Sydney multi-arts venue Carriageworks has revealed that it attracted 1.2 million visitors for its 2017 Program.

The cultural precinct, which is home to resident companies the Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), Erth, Felix Media, Force Majeure, Moogahlin Performing Arts, Marrugeku, Performance Space and Sydney Chamber Opera; also hosts range of events including the Sydney Contemporary, Vivid Sydney events and creative and farmers markets, will, in 2018 offer a dynamic program for 2018 spanning contemporary art, dance, performance, music, screen, food and ideas.

In 2018 the Artistic Program will support 690 artists and will present 70 projects, including 10 world premieres, 17 international works and 17 new Australian commissions.

Highlights include three large-scale, site-specific exhibitions by international contemporary artists Katharina Grosse (Germany), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan) and Nick Cave (USA), as well as three world premiere works by Carriageworks Resident Companies: Sydney Chamber Opera, Marrugeku and Force Majeure, and the presentation of leading cultural events including the 21st Biennale of Sydney, the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sydney Contemporary 2018.

In 2018, Carriageworks will continue to be home to eight artists in supported studios in the Clothing Store in partnership with UrbanGrowth NSW. From January, Carriageworks will introduce 10 new food events, including masterclasses, live cooking demonstrations and continue The Night Market series presenting Australia’s very best chef’s and producers.

Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah explained “we are excited to be bringing an extraordinary Program of international works, new commissions and large scale works to Sydney.

“In 2018 we will continue to increase our investment into our Artistic Program and our support of Australian and international artists.”

Carriageworks is one of the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. Engaging artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues, Carriageworks presents large-scale immersive programs that are artist led and emerge from Carriageworks’ commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity. 

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