One of Sydney's leading multi-arts institutions, Carriageworks, has announced its ambitious 2014 program. In the coming year, Carriageworks will double the number of events held and will become a major venue partner for the 19th Biennale of Sydney.
In 2014, Carriageworks will play host to a diverse mix of art installations, dance-inflected performances, fashion events and powerful theatre, as well as fabulous displays of artisan food and wine.
At last night's official launch, Program Ambassador and celebrated chef, Kylie Kwong, created beautiful canapés for the evening, while Carriageworks' director Lisa Havilah, presented the complete upcoming lineup of participating artists and events. Here are our highlights for next year and a gallery of social snaps from last night's festivities.
In collaboration with Sydney Festival, The Serpent's Table is a medley of storytelling, installation and culinary delights, presented by five remarkable Asian-Australian authors and chefs. January 24-27.
Rootstock Sydney brings together an exciting array of Australian and international winemakers, chefs, writers and artists. The event will feature wine, food and coffee masterclasses, performances and installations. February 8-9.
Back to Back Theatre's internationally acclaimed work, Ganesh Versus the Third Reich presents its Sydney debut at Carriageworks. The production follows the Hindu god Ganesh as he travels through Nazi Germany to reclaim the swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. March 12-15.
In 2014 Carriageworks will stage a series of major works in partnership with the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire. Carriageworks will also showcase the world premiere of a new work by renowned British artist Tacita Dean. March 21-June 9.
Australia's premier fashion event returns to Carriageworks to present the latest designer collections from the Asia-Pacific region. Carriageworks will also house debut shows from Australia's emerging talent. April 7-11.
Fashion designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Romance Was Born will join forces with Carriageworks and Australian artist Rebecca Baumann to present their first exhibition. This collaboration will showcase Romance Was Born's exquisite collections, and ability to transform anything into glimmering, utopic works. April 8- May 11.
A festival of art, design and creativity, Semi-Permanent arrives at Carriageworks in 2014, for an incredible series of presentations, workshops, exhibitions, installations and film screenings. Previous artists and speakers have included Banksy, Roman Coppola and Reg Mombassa. May 22-24.
Award-winning Australian choreographer and performer Byron Perry presents his solo work Obscura. The rhythmic performance explores how meaning can be generated and confused, and is presented within a large-scale camera obscura. October 14-18.
Now in its third year, EMC is Asia-Pacific's principal dance music industry event—featuring panels and masterclasses with some of the world's leading dance music artists and industry figures. December2-3.