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An exuberant, surreal and explosive live performance

Produced by the City of Sydney

“I was really thinking of getting us back into a dream state, this place where we imagine and think about now and how we exist in the world” Nick Cave on HEARD (2013)

Set to live music and percussion, HEARD·SYD is an exuberant, surreal and explosive performance featuring 60 local dancers embodying American artist, Nick Cave’s mesmerising ‘soundsuits’ – intricate horse-like sculptures that traverse art, fashion and dance.

Previously performed in New York, Dallas and Detroit, this is the first time the internationally renowned Cave has brought a major work to Australia.

A colourful, vibrant display of world-class public art, Nick Cave:HEARD·SYD is presented by Art and About Sydney and Carriageworks.

Escape the bustle of the city and come fall into a dream-like state.

10 November, Pitt St. Mall, 5pm

12 November, Carriageworks, 10am & 12pm

About the artist

Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance.


About Art & About

Our city shines in every season, and now Art & About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.

After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, we’re committing to a yearlong calendar of creativity.

Explore the current program

About Carriageworks

Carriageworks is the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. The Carriageworks program is ambitious, risk-taking and provides significant support to leading Australian and international artists through commissioning and presenting contemporary work.



Thursday 10 November 2016 from 5pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10am to 10.30am
Saturday 12 November 2016 from 12pm to 12.30pm



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