No Show at Carriageworks

Fri 12th February, 2021 – Sun 7th March, 2021
10:00am – 5:00pm
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Emerging visual art and writing is the focus of this bold multi-disciplinary exhibition, which gives complete curatorial freedom to a crop of independent, artist-run initiatives.

Eleven artist-run initiatives (ARIs) from around New South Wales will be on full display at Carriageworks’ free-entry No Show exhibition, spanning an evolving slate of installations, residencies, photography, sculptures, performances and screenings.

For three weeks, Carriageworks will host a diverse array of artist-run spaces, studios, cooperatives, digital platforms and online publications, all with a focus on early career work. The multi-arts precinct has even commissioned a recyclable modular structure from Sydney architects Youssofzay + Hart to connect the exhibition’s many individual spaces, which showcase more than 50 artists and writers. The structure is even transparent, letting the spaces be viewed together or one at a time.

Carriageworks curator Aarna Hanley says No Show is all about letting the ARIs take the curatorial lead without interference. Highlights include a solo exhibition by artist Ella Sutherland that connects systems of forecasting and broadcasting, a group of five presentations commissioned by long-running organisation Firstdraft, and a group show hosted by Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. In addition, online arts publication Running Dog will host emerging writers June Tang, Anne-Marie Te Whiu and Chloe Whatfern across three weeklong micro-residencies, and experimental digital platform Runway Journal has tapped artist Nathan Beard to guest edit its interactive new issue, which will be presented in part during No Show.

Connecting emerging artists and practices alike, the exhibition highlights the early stages of work from Australia’s next generation of artists, across all disciplines.

No Show runs at Carriageworks from February 12 to March 7, 2021. Entry is free.

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