Sydney’s Carriageworks is set to reopen on August 7, after creditors approved a multi-million dollar bailout led by a group of philanthropists, which officially lifted the organisation out of administrationlast week. The venue was forced to close in May, citing “an irreparable loss of income” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors will be offered free access to art installations by leading Australian and international artists in the newly reopened venue, including eight new commissions as part of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, as well as a major exhibition by Giselle Stanborough and public art work by Reko Rennie, Carriageworks has announced.

Giselle Stanborough’s Cinopticon Photo © Mark Pokorny

“The future of Carriageworks has been secured thanks to extraordinary support from a group of donors and commitment to providing a long-term precinct lease from the NSW Government,” Carriageworks CEO Blair French said. “The impact of our closure has been felt across a wide range of communities. We are now excited to welcome the public back to Carriageworks to reconnect with and support producers from across the...

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