Carriagworks has long had a commitment to new and exciting Australian art, culture and design, as well as the showcasing of the best in the International scene. “In 2017, we have collaborated with Australian and International artists who consistently question and experiment with form – whether music, fashion, food or art,” says Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah.
With over 60s projects on the calendar, the art and design lover has a lot to choose from and we’re here to help. Here are the top five Habitus Living picks for the avid Design Hunter…
Design is an undeniably tactile experience. Great design isn’t just pleasing to look it, it feels good to be a part of. But what if feeling was your only way of communicating? Imagined Touch sees two Deafblind artists offering an insight into a life devoid of both sound and sight. Through art, theatre and sensory performance, this piece explores how Deafblind people navigate, communicate and connect with others through touch
Running: January 9-15
A regular highlight of the Sydney summer calendar, the Carriageworks Night Market is this year curated by award-winning chef Kylie Kwong, and takes inspiration from some of the great cities in Asia. The design and culture hotspots of Japan’s Harajuku, Korea’s Seoul and Shanghai’s AnFu Lu see the 2017 Night market alive and bustling.
Running: January 28
Breaking down barriers is at the heart of all great design and art. MDLSX is an innovative performance that breaks down ideas of gender, the body, skin colour, and more in what serves as a kind of “Monster-Performance”.
Running: March 16-18
Australasia’s premier international art fair returns in 2017 with the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of galleries. The third year of Sydney Contemporary will appeal to the serious collector, art lover and the curious
Running: September 7-10
Bird seeks love, fox plays dead, monster becomes machine. This is the unique idea behind birdfoxmonster, a meeting of two worlds; performance and visual art. Part immersive interactive installation and part dining experience, this is an event not to be missed for those will a love of the unique.
Running September 21-30