For three months, Carriageworks – Sydney’s thriving multi-arts centre housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards – is giving over its huge main foyer and white-box space in Bay 21 to a broad-ranging exhibition of contemporary Australian art, most of it new.

Exploring “the fluidity of identity” as a loose theme, the work is nothing if not diverse: from live performance to video; from a sawdust carpet to six customised strait jackets representing the reasons women stay in abusive relationships;...

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