Carriageworks, public space. Photo © Toby Burrows

Carriageworks

Sunday 5 November

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

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Built

1889

Architect

George Cowdery

Additional architects

2006 Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Carriageworks opened in 2007 and is housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards in the late-Victorian industrial buildings on Wilson Street. Located within the emerging Redfern Waterloo precinct, it has been developed by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. The distinctive 19th-century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops has been retained, with many heritage iron and brick details featured in the regeneration of the building.

Carriageworks is the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. The Carriageworks Artistic Program is ambitious and risk taking and provides significant support to leading Australian and international artists through commissioning and presenting contemporary work. The program is artist-led and emerges from Carriageworks’ commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity.

Carriageworks is open 10am–6pm daily and until late on performance nights. Find out more about its program at Carriageworks Artistic Program.

Awards

2009 International Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design Studies

2008 Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage - AIA (National)

2008 Overall Winner, Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

2008 Best Institutional Interior, Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

2008 Greenway Award for Heritage - AIA (NSW)

2008 Award for Public Architecture - AIA (NSW) 

2008 Office of the Valuer General Heritage Award - Australian Property Institute

2008 Award for Adaptive Reuse, Corporate/Government - Energy Australia National Trust Heritage Awards

On Sunday 5 November


What’s open?

Performance spaces and back of house areas of the heritage building.


Talks, tours & more

10.30am

A drop-in talk with Tim Greer, Director, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. Meeting point: Public Space, Visitor Services Desk.

20 mins

11.30am

A behind the scenes tour with Carriageworks’ Facilities Manager, Megan Davis. See how this iconic heritage building has been transformed into the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. Learn about the building’s past and current uses as you explore the many individual venues that make up the 50,000 square metre precinct. Meet in the public space 10 mins before the tour.

20 mins

2pm

A behind the scenes tour with Carriageworks’ Facilities Manager, Megan Davis. See how this iconic heritage building has been transformed into the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. Learn about the building’s past and current uses as you explore the many individual venues that make up the 50,000 square metre precinct. Meet in the public space 10 mins before the tour.

20 mins


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Ticket pickup location

Over the event weekend (4-5 November 2017), you will also be able to purchase tickets in person at Carriageworks on Saturday 4 November (9am-1pm) and Sunday 5 November (9.30am-1pm).


Need
to know

  • Photography allowed

  • Toilets available

  • Food & drink available

  • Pram friendly

  • Accessible


Opening hours

10am – 4pm

Last entry

4pm

Address

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


Acknowledgements

Carriageworks participation in Sydney Open is made possible by Carriageworks.