Dedicated space for artists created

ARTISTS now have a dedicated space to create and collaborate in Granville with a new Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS) site officially open.

Located at 4 Bridge Street, PAS Granville features 12 one-year studios, an Artist-in-Residence Studio for regional, interstate and international visitors, and a dedicated collaboration space for First Nations artists. Housed in the former National Union of Workers, NSW Branch, PAS Granville was designed and refurbished by renowned Australian architect Sam Marshall of Architect Marshall.
The inaugural PAS Granville Studio Artists are Marian Abboud, Anney Bounpraseuth, Celine Cheung, Keg de Souza, Morgan Hogg, Bonnie Huang, Kirtika Kain, Audrey Newton, Monica Rani Rudhar, M. Sunflower, Abdullah M. I. Syed, and Ali Tahayori.
The largest council-led artist studio initiative in Sydney, PAS has supported hundreds of artists to hone their craft and create contemporary art since 2006.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Pierre Esber said the investment in Parramatta Artists Studios reflected the council’s commitment to making the district a major arts and cultural precinct.
“We want to be a magnet for creatives and Parramatta Artists Studios is a key part of that, providing a space to support artists at all stages of their career to develop new works and forge new connections across the creative community,” Cr Esber said.
“There is nothing of this scale run by a local council anywhere else in Sydney – I’m in awe at the work that has been produced by PAS in the past and can’t wait to see what the future brings.
“The studios are now home to 12 new artists who have a space of their own for 12 months and I look forward to seeing the works they produce.”