In June 2002 the NSW Ministry for the Arts completed the purchase of the Carriage and Blacksmith Workshops at the Eveleigh Rail Yards site. Soon after a construction project on the site commenced under the name of Carriageworks. The vision for Carriageworks being an artistic hub where creative work could be explored, developed, commissioned and presented.
Adaptive reuse of the workshop site began in 2003 with the housing of numerous contemporary arts practitioners, and Carriageworks officially opened in 2007.
Place is important to the practice of art. Carriageworks is a unique place that’s a home and inspiration for the development of creative work. And in a place that allows for creativity, we experience adventure, excitement, growth and learning.