Parity in new 2020 Carriageworks commission

In his first program at Carriageworks, new CEO Blair French puts local Australian artists at the core with a focus on Indigenous and female artists.

Rolling out the first artworks in Carriageworks 2020 Program, Blair French has announced the teaser which describes a year that is arguably more local, more balanced, more persistent and more team driven.

French told ArtsHub that the message he wanted to send was that while Carriageworks, has over many years, worked closely with artists on large-scale ambitious projects that stretch their process – and stretch the organisation as well – these projects are largely (seasonal).

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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