Carriageworks bid for $50 million facelift

With attendances that have grown seven-fold over the last five years, Carriageworks has proven its mixed-discipline entrepreneurial blend works.
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Carriageworks; Photo ArtsHub

It was announced Monday that Carriageworks has an ambitious redevelopment plan to the tune of $50 million, which is the cornerstone of the organisation’s Six-Year Strategy 2016-2021 report, due to be released in April.

The former Everleigh Rail Yard in Sydney’s inner south has become a dynamic venue since it opened in 2007, attracting 790,000 people alone in 2015. That success will add weight as Carriageworks faces a competitive landscape of lobbying government and the private sector to fulfill its vision.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina