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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.

2022 Movers and Makers

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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.⁠ ⁠ 

View the program.

2022 Parramatta Artists' Studios Open

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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

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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 Studio Artists

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.

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: 22 Mary Parade, Rydalmere 2116

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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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