Carriageworks has unveiled the 2019 line-up for its annual summer night market. Taking place Friday February 15, the markets will bring together more than 60 of Australia's most celebrated chefs and producers.
The event is designed to showcase creative responses to themes presented by renowned American artist Nick Cave's exhibition UNTIL, Carriageworks' largest installation to date. Captivating, in both size and spectacle, the vibrant and all-immersive artwork explores topical issues of racism, gun violence and gender politics, as well as community and compassion.
Returning to curate the 2019 summer night market is restaurateur and pioneer of distinct Cantonese-Australian cuisine, Kylie Kwong, who describes the art-inspired evening as a night of sharing and story-telling.
"UNTIL brings serious issues to our attention via the most exquisite and beautiful shapes and form," Kwong says. "We want to continue to spread Nick Cave's important world message of community and compassion through our food offerings, in which local and global issues will be highlighted via the ingredients we choose, via the stories we share on our plate."
Live music and DJ sets will help to set the scene at what is set to be one of the largest showings of Australian culinary talent of the year. Headliners include Sydney-gourmand favourites Bar Patron and Chase Kojima's Sokyo, along with new Surry Hills gem, contemporary Indian diner Don't Tell Aunty, and Merivale's glam Newport venture Bert's.
The market's wine list will be extensive, with drops poured by Potts Point's Dear Sainte Èloise, Brent Savage's Monopole and Byron Bay's natural wine company Jilly Wine. Local brewers and distillers will also be on tap, standouts including Archie Rose Distilling Co and Marickville's Wildflower Brewing & Blending.
Taking its discussion of community seriously, the Cariageworks summer market will be a plastic-straw-free event, and include community engagement initiatives from The Wayside Chapel, OzHarvest, National Indigenous Culinary Institute and Two Good Co.
Tickets to the summer night market are on sale now at carriageworks.com.au. Entry is $10 and children under 12 are free.