In contemporary Australian society, there are many ways for people to become involved in arts and cultural events. Arts institutions, both those that are educational and those that provide a venue for public programs and events, exist in every state and territory. 

UNSW Art & Design (A&D) is committed to the development of individual practitioners and to the enrichment of society through its research, creative output and partnerships with other cultural institutions.

Over the course of 2015, audiences around Sydney can view firsthand the outcomes of a unique partnership that A&D has built with Carriageworks.  Much of Carriageworks 2015 program features work by some of our most renowned graduates.

Take for example the major show 24 Frames Per Second featuring award-winning video artist and A&D graduate, Khaled Sabsabi, opening in June, addressing themes of fanaticism and ecstasy. Then in October, another A&D graduate, Jonathan Jones, the renowned Sydney based Aboriginal artist, creates a new site-specific work at Carriagework’s Performance Space.  

The Dean of UNSW Art & Design, Ross Harley, and the Director of Carriageworks, Lisa Havilah, have worked to extend the definition of partnerships between cultural institutions.  Together the aim is to foster the next generation of creative practitioners and to facilitate a reciprocal arrangement of mutual support between the institutions. 

Havilah, herself an A&D graduate (when it was called COFA), has extended the internship and mentoring program available through Carriageworks for final year A&D students. 

At the same time, A&D is opening its doors to visiting Carriageworks artists who may need to access the specialized labs and technical equipment available on our Paddington campus.

Building on shared interests and values, both A&D and Carraigeworks welcome old and new audiences over the course of the next year’s exciting program line-up.