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.
2022 Movers and Makers(Back to top)
20 August 10am - 7pm
The Granville Centre
Movers and Makers is a free day of talks and performances that are artist-led and focused. The 2022 program is co-curated by Parramatta Artists’ Studios (PAS) and Wajarri Yamaji, Dutch and English artist Nicole Monks. It features a keynote by Dharug solicitor Ji Robinson Stone on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property as well as panel discussions on culture and collaboration; arts writing; caring for archives and collections; and sustaining artistic practice. The day includes performances by PAS artists Maissa Alameddine, Chris Dolman and Hossein as well as the launch of Art Lives Here, a publication by the Finishing School Collective and Parramatta Artists’ Studios.
2022 Parramatta Artists' Studios Open(Back to top)
PAS Open is a series of short-term residency projects that take place both online and on-site across Western Sydney. Parramatta Artists’ Studios recently welcomed our new PAS Open digital residency artists - Amala Groom, Hossein Ghaemi, Maissa Alameddine, Feras Shaheen, Lu Forsberg and Celine Cheung.
Applications for the PAS Open on-site residencies are now closed. We will be announcing the artists in the coming weeks.
2022 Studio Artists(Back to top)
The Parramatta Artists' Studios Rydalmere 2021 - 2022 artists are Tarik Ahlip, Linda Brescia, Felicity Castagna, Chris Dolman, Heath Franco, Paul Greedy and Nadia Odlum.
2021-2022 Studio Artists, Rydalmere (L-R): Paul Greedy, Nadia Odlum, Heath Franco, Linda Brescia, Felicity Castagna, Chris Dolman and Tarik Ahlip. Photo by Jacque Manning.
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