Carriageworks Reopens To The Public With FREE Exhibitions And Their Beloved Farmers Market

Play, Sydney / 29 July 2020

Some very good news from Carriageworks, with the arts centre set to reopen to the public this August.

If you’ve visited Carriageworks before, you’ll be excited to hear this latest news. After a challenging year for this acclaimed arts precinct, Carriageworks has emerged out the other side and is ready to begin welcoming Sydneysiders back through its doors this August.

It was touch and go there for Carriageworks, Australia’s largest contemporary multi-arts centre. In May the precinct was placed in voluntary administration as COVID-19 restrictions wiped out the venue’s entire revenue. With exhibits and events put on ice (indefinitely) many feared this might be the end for the iconic arts centre. But recent news of a long-term precinct lease from the NSW Government has secured Carriagework’s future.

After months of hibernation, Carriageworks is reopening to the public on Friday, August 7th with a stellar line-up of events and exhibitions to explore. Art lovers can explore a range of immersive visual art installations by artists from across Australia and abroad for FREE, including eight new commissions as part of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, a major exhibition by Giselle Stanborough and public artwork by Reko Rennie.

Image: Jacquie Manning

Plus for those who’ve missed their weekend farmers market experience, get excited. From Saturday, August 8th the Carriageworks Farmers Market will be back, serving up fresh seasonal produce from NSW’s top growers and producers. Whether you’re looking for armfuls of fresh flavours, a delicious morning coffee and bite to eat or fresh veggies for the week ahead, you’ll find it all at the Carriageworks Farmers Market.

Carriageworks will be open to the public again from Friday, August 7th, open Wed to Sat from 10am to 5pm. Plus the Carriageworks Farmers Market will be running every Saturday from August 8th (open 8am to 1pm). Strict social distancing, capacity limits and increased hygiene measured have been introduced across the centre. To find out more, click here.