carriageARTworksWhen: Thursday, 25 March - Saturday, 24 April
Where: CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
How much: FREE
This year the annual exhibition carriageARTworks is the venue for the closing celebration of Sydney’s inaugural Art Month. Curated by a panel that includes last year’s Archibald winner, Guy Maestri, the show brings together artist-run initiatives and galleries — including Black & Blue Gallery, Factory 49, May Street Studios and NG Art Gallery — to present “original and evocative works of art from Sydney’s fringe”.
See artists like Anna Tow, a Sydney-based animator and artist at Lennox Street Studios, present the creepily sweet How Happily I Ride My Bike, while Jane Gillings turns the ordinary into the extraordinary with her coat hanger–constructed chandelier, Falling From Grace, and Yiwon Park, represented by Sheffer Gallery, deconstructs the body Frida Kahlo–style in My Beautiful Pelvis and other works.
The show makes fantastic use of the converted rail carriage space and will be supported by a program of talks and panel discussions. For an exhibition walk and talk, head down to CarriageWorks on 3 or 15 April, and to find out if contemporary art is ingenious or irrelevant join the panel discussion on 17 April.
By Genevieve O'Callaghan