Carriageworks

Top choice arts centre in Newtown & the Inner West
Igor Chernishov

Built between 1880 and 1889, this intriguing group of huge Victorian-era workshops was part of the Eveleigh Railyards. The rail workers chugged out in 1988, and in 2007 the artists moved in. It's now home to an impressive artist-led program of inventive visual arts and performance, often on a monumental scale. Expect anything from Indigenous dance retrospectives to aura photography or giant incense sculpture; have a look on the website to see what's on.

There's a very pleasant cafe-bar here and an excellent Saturday morning farmers market.