Is Carriageworks cutting its visual arts programming?

After a prolonged financial struggle, Carriageworks is again looking at staff redundancies and reduced programming. But CEO Fergus Linehan assures the situation is not as drastic as it sounds.
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ArtsHub has received a copy of a recent e-letter from Carriageworks CEO, Fergus Linehan to Clothing Store resident artists, which states:  ‘Over the past five months, we have been looking at the future of Carriageworks. It’s an exciting time, but we are also facing some real challenges. In particular, we’ve had to take a long hard look at our financial position and find a workable business model. As part of this, we have had to make the difficult decision to restructure certain areas of our programming department.

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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