Acclaimed chef Kylie Kwong will curate the Summer Night Market with a line-up of over 60 stalls from Australia’s best chefs and producers this Friday, 15 February 2019.
The event is designed to showcase creative responses to themes presented by renowned American artist Nick Cave’s installation UNTIL, Carriageworks’ largest installation to date. The Summer Night Market will feature a program of live music, DJs and cooking demonstrations and celebrate locally-sourced dishes inspired by diverse global communities and story-telling.
"Part of my responsibility as an artist is about how do I engage Community. It’s not something that I even think about anymore, it’s just part of my practice and I think that is because I can’t do it by myself. I need the Community to help me deliver the message", said Nick Cave.
Chef and curator Kylie Kwong was invited by Nick Cave to participate in a one-day Call and Response workshop last month alongside musicians, poets, artists and writers. The Summer Night Market is Kylie’s unique creative response to his monumental work and she has encouraged each participating restaurant and bar to bring its own creative response via the dishes and drinks they will serve.
Kylie Kwong describes her vision for the event: ‘I felt really inspired by Nick’s message in UNTIL and immediately thought of my own practice as a cook – what does it mean to be a cook, why do I choose to offer the food I serve, what is my message, what do I stand for and what best ways can I positively contribute to the community? What is my personal journey with food? How can I convey my message via my food and share the story of the community from which I come? So, the Carriageworks' Summer Night Market, in essence, is a night of ‘sharing and story-telling’.
Highlights of the night market program of performance, featured chefs and demonstrations include:
Byron Bay natural wine company Jilly Wine, Potts Point wine bar Dear Sainte Èloise, Brent Savage’s Monopole, Enmore purveyors of natural wine P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants and South Australia’s Summertown Aristologist will join the Summer Night Market, along with local brewers and distillers Archie Rose Distilling Co., The Grifter Brewing Co. and Young Henrys.
In keeping with the Summer Night Market philosophy of celebration, collaboration and community, representatives from several community organisations will feature at the Night Market. Visitors can find out more about community engagement initiatives from The Wayside Chapel, OzHarvest, National Indigenous Culinary Institute and Two Good Co.
Cariageworks' Summer Night Market will be a plastic-straw-free event, and will feature a stall from Sydney Doesn’t Suck, the local environmental initiative spearheaded by City Of Sydney Councillor Jess Miller. Tickets to the Night Market are on sale at carriageworks.com.au (entry is $10 and children under 12 are free).
Date: Friday 15th February
Time: 5 pm-10.00 pm
Tickets: $10 + booking fee
Image Carriageworks Night Market 2018 © Jacquie Manning