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Parramatta Artists' Studios

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

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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.

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

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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

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2021 Studio Artists, Parramatta

Tarik Ahlip, Linda Brescia, Felicity Castagna, Chris Dolman, Heath Franco, Paul Greedy, Nadia Odlum.

2021 Studio Artists

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.

Contact us

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Parramatta Artists' Studios is open for events, activities and by appointment only. Contact our team:

Phone: (02) 9806 5230
Email: studios@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Address: Levels 1 and 2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Stay Connected

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Subscribe to our e-newsletters:

  • PAS e-newsletter - for up-to-date information about events, workshops, PAS artist news and studio application rounds
  • WEAVE Parramatta e-newsletter - a monthly workshop in traditional, contemporary and experimental practices in weaving, textile and fibre art
  • School Holiday e-newsletter - for information on our school holiday workshops led by professional artists for ages 5 to 12 years

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