Public art throughout Parramatta's streets, laneways and parks paints only a small picture of the diverse arts offering in the area.
Whether you are interested in a matinee at Riverside Theatres, scoping out commissioned public art around town, dropping into the appointment gallery space at Parramatta Artists' Studios, taking a self-guided heritage art trail walk or visiting the Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries, there is something to intrigue all visitors and locals alike.
Parramatta Artists' Studios(Back to top)
Home for creative production in the centre of Western Sydney, Parramatta Artists’ Studios (PAS) has supported hundreds of artists since opening in 2006. PAS provides a supportive studio environment for artists to develop their practices, whilst also connecting them with a community of peers and arts professionals.
In 2019, PAS expanded to open an additional studio facility in Rydalmere containing six warehouse-style studios. This new space focuses on engaging artists beyond an emerging career stage and re-engages with former PAS studio artists to contribute to career sustainability.
From our studios in Rydalmere, artists make, connect and find inspiration in this fast-growing location. Through PAS’ creative programs, our artists engage with Parramatta and the wider community, contributing significantly to its vibrant culture.
Work by Liam Benson, 5 cards, commissioned by Parramatta Artists' Studios. Photo by Jacquie Manning.
2021-2022 Parramatta Artists' Studios Open Applications are now Closed(Back to top)
PAS Open is a series of short-term residency projects that take place both online and across the Parramatta local government area. In addition to the residencies each artist involved in the program will benefit from a tailored professional development program.
The PAS Open program will be delivered in two parts, the PAS Open Digital Residencies (now closed) and the PAS Open On-Site Residencies (coming soon).
2021 Studio Artists(Back to top)
2021 Studio Artists, Parramatta
Tarik Ahlip, Linda Brescia, Felicity Castagna, Chris Dolman, Heath Franco, Paul Greedy, Nadia Odlum.
2020 Studio Artists, Parramatta (top L-R): Dacchi Dang, Shivanjani Lal, Gillian Kayrooz, Lillian Colgan, Sofiyah Ruqayah, Kalanjay Dhir, Tully Arnot, Kirtika Kain. (bottom L-R): Yana Taylor, Sabella D’Souza, Akil Ahamat, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen. Not pictured: Sarah Rodigari and Justine Youssef. Photo by Jacquie Manning.
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