Carriageworks has unveiled a public program of artist workshops and events to be held at the new Clothing Store building this month.
Located to the west of the main Carriageworks site, the two-storey storehouse is home to seven hand-picked artists and one design practice for a 12-month residency. The project started in May last year.
More than 50 artist workshops and events will be unveiled with an invitation extended to the wider community to engage with the space. Here are five of the Clothing Store’s best paid and free workshop offerings, but be sure to book your place in advance.
Lovesweats Yoga’s Sweat for the Good Stuff
Lovesweats Yoga is a community initiative offering weekly yoga sessions for $15. Part of the proceeds are donated to programs and services around Australia that help to draw people out of social isolation, including mental health surf therapy and support services for the homeless. Classes include an energising one-hour vinyasa flow session.
Every Saturday from August 16 to December 16.
Women in the Arts – In Conversation
Women in the Arts is an organisation addressing endemic issues of gender inequality in the Australian arts landscape. It’s presenting a series of free in-conversation events in collaboration with Island Salon, a curatorial art project with a focus on uniting female artists across media. Topics will range from mateship to how female artists engage with collaborative practice.
November 16, 23 and 30; December 7 and 14.
Sydney’s new plant-delivery service, run by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan, is hosting a plant-care workshop, just in time for the start of spring. The workshop will teach guests the basics for keeping happy, healthy indoor plants. Guests are invited to enjoy a wine while they learn to pot their own plant and create a traditional kokedama (a Japanese hanging plant), which they can take home with them. Tickets are $85.
Meditation with Nell
A resident artist at the Clothing Store, Nell will be leading meditation classes that offer guests the opportunity to slow down, sit quietly with peers and learn about mindfulness. Her skills span performance, sculpture, painting and music and her work involves everyday meditations in a modern world. The gatherings are free and open to everyone, with no prior experience required.
Resident artist Samuel Hodge will host a free two-part performance-based lecture, presenting previous work and addressing ideas around queer temporality, trauma and the problematic search for an authentic experience. Moving between photography, sculpture and research, Samuel’s practice explores understandings and negotiations of the contemporary queer experience.