Explore free installations and performances this week at Liveworks!

Josephmayers 5D4 9227A
Liveworks 2019 at Carriageworks, Image by Joseph Mayers.

Liveworks is nearly here – we kick off this week! After so long without soaking up art with our friends and community, we've been working hard to create a welcoming, participatory and enjoyable space to spend time together during the festival. In the Carriageworks public space, there will be a free program of installations, performances and live music to discover, complete with a bar full of snacks and drinks to keep us going all day and night! Drop by any time.

Discover the free program of events this year at Liveworks, 21–25 October:  

nganggurnmanha : sound dust 

Installation opening hours: 10am10pm, each day of Liveworks
Performances at specific times, register here.   

Our individual and collective notions of time are always evolving and ever-present. nganggurnmanha : sound dust is an immersive audio installation that challenges us to listen deeply to the natural world and find ways to inhabit time differently. 

nganggurnmanha : sound dust is a collaboration between Yamaji Wajarri, Dutch and English artist Nicole Monks and Sydney-based collective Make or Break (Connie Anthes and Rebecca Gallo). nganggurnmanha means ‘listening, hearing, thinking, remembering’ in Wajarri language.

In four intimate, limited-capacity sessions, watch dancers Ivey Wawn and Yolanda Lowatta respond to the nganggurnmanha : sound dust instrument.
Find out more here.



Performance time: 4PM, Sunday 25 October 

Deborah Kelly’s extraordinary CREATION project sees the construction of a new belief system with which to confront the rise of the irrational and its threat to civil society: one that emulates the emotive and sensual allure of religious faith.

CREATION will offer secular society the senses of sacredness, ritual and connection that mobilise religious communities. Over five days, a group of dancers have joined choreographer Angela Goh and artist Deborah Kelly in a workshop to build a liturgical dance from the ground up, culminating in a public display of devotion.

This is your chance to witness the beginning of this landmark project.

Find out more here.


Opening hours: 10am10pm, each day of Liveworks
Performance guest appearances every evening:
WedSat: from 6pm, Sun: from 5:30pm   

Medicament For Your Predicament is an experimental pharmacy created by artist Cat Jones, offering new approaches to collective and mutual care for our complicated times. Every day at Carriageworks, visit the OPEN PHARMACY! installation, which showcases the medicaments that have been created through the project and offers you quick and dirty prescriptions, amidst the effervescent powder of conversation.

Find out more here.


Opening hours: 10am10pm, each day of Liveworks

Ever Sun is a new painting and installation work by artist Rochelle Haley, aiming to tune the eye and mind to the constancy and change we experience with the rising and setting of the sun.

Taking cues from the surrounding architecture, archways of positive and negative forms are invitations to walk through the beaded veils, drawing our attention to the play of light reaching in across the day into the condensed colours of the sunset.

Find out more here.


Performance times: Wed–Fri: 6:30pm, Sat: 10am and 6:30pm, Sun: 6pm 

Every evening of Liveworks, bask in this free program of musical serenades from the balconies of Carriageworks. Curated by the extraordinary musician and curator Genevieve Lacey, Liveworks Serenades will infuse Carriageworks’ arresting public space with reflective warmth and unexpected sonic encounters.

Artists performing are William Barton, Véronique Serret, Satsuki Odamura, Jane Sheldon,
Phil Slater, Simon Barker and Jim Atkins.

Find out more and view the performance schedule here.


Opening hours: 12 midday–late, each day of Liveworks. 

Our friends at Bar Ombré will be curating Liveworks refreshments including food and drinks take a moment to relax between shows and have those longawaited catch ups with your fellow performance lovers.

Find out more and view the full menu here.

See you next week at Liveworks, bring your art-loving friends!

COVID-19; Keeping Everybody Safe 
We are implementing comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures in line with current government directives, in order to create a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone. Please make sure you read our COVID-19 Safety Steps before you join us at Carriageworks.

Respect Your Reservation 
With minimum capacities in venues this year, we ask that you Respect Your Reservation and the amazing artists and creatives performing, regardless of cost. If you’re feeling unwell or can no longer join us, please let us know by 10am the day of the show so we can offer your seat to someone else. Please see our returns and exchanges policy for more details.

Related Thoughts

contact us

performancespace logo


EMAIL: admin@performancespace.com.au
PHONE: 0434 414 051
HOURS: SEPT 10am-5pm Tuesday | 10am-5pm Thursday
OCT 10am-5pm Tuesday | 10am-5pm Wednesday | 10am-5pm Thursday


Level 2, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

+61 2 8571 9111



Subscribe to our mailing list and stay up to date with all things PSpace!