Arts & Culture

Carriageworks unveils 2023 programme

Australian contemporary multi-arts organisation Carriageworks has unveiled its programme for 2023. 

There will be world premiere performance works, large-scale exhibitions and a strong focus on First Nations artists and perspectives. The 2023 Artistic Programme will include contemporary art, dance, performance, music, opera, food and major events.

Blair French, Carriageworks chief executive, told “Carriageworks has placed First Nations voices and perspectives at the forefront of our 2023 programming, whilst continuing our commitment to supporting our local arts community in the creation of new work, supporting professional opportunities for artists and alongside transformative experiences for audiences.

“We are excited to present a strong programme of major exhibitions, world premiere performances, and new First Nations programs in 2023 alongside new initiatives to invite local community into Carriageworks to hear their ideas and the issues important to them as well as engage them in programming.”


First Nations arts and culture will be at the heart of the 2023 programme and will include a new 10-day international First Nations Dance Festival – Darunga Nura.

There will also be regular programming for the community including monthly workshops in the First Nations Garden for local First Nations students and elders, and a monthly assembly inviting the community to discuss and debate issues.

The Carriageworks Youth Ensemble will provide arts training for local youth after school and The Blak Vine is a training programme for indigenous writers.

Further highlights include exhibitions from various artists and world premiere works by Carriageworks resident companies.

There will also be an immersive live performance run in January and performance events during WorldPride in February.