Visit

Cnr Hunter St and O’Connell St
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Australia

Opening Hours

Thursday–Sunday
12pm–4pm

Pari is an artist-run space where people and communities come together to talk, think, learn and do. Art and artists are at the core of Pari’s activities: we believe that artists play a vital role in processing and reflecting the important issues of our time. Reflecting the social, the political and the deeply personal, our program draws out ideas that are particular to our location in Western Sydney on unceded Dharug land, and that resonate well beyond the local.

We will facilitate the space, but what Pari is will be defined by the people who show here, the people who come and look and listen, the conversations that happen, the things that get said and thought and reconsidered.

Pari pays artist fees for every exhibition and public program, with support from the NSW Government through Create NSW.


Team

Pari is currently run by Levent Can Kaya, Emma Cao, Celine Cheung, Rainer Ciar, Hayley Coghlan, Fei Gao, Emma Harbridge, Hareen Johl, Carmen Mercedes Gago Schieb, Emma Pham, Naomi Segal, Brenton Alexander Smith, Amy Toma, Jane Wade and Tian Zhang.

Previous members of the directors team included Akil Ahamat, Kalanjay Dhir, Rebecca Gallo, Talitha Hanna, Gianna Hayes, Leon Kannangara, Samuel Kirby, Namika Parajuli, Claudia Roosen, EJ Son, Joel Sherwood Spring, Alexander Tanazefti, Josephine Wyburn, and Justine Youssef.

The founding team consisted of Kalanjay Dhir, Rebecca Gallo, Alexander Tanazefti, Sasanki Tennakoon, Justine Youssef and Tian Zhang.


Expressions of Interest

Exhibit
Pari runs an open call out once a year which we use to then curate our next year of programming. Keep an eye out on our socials or sign up to our mailing list to find out about our next callout.

Director
Director EOI periods occur from time to time. We’re not currently accepting EOIs for Directors. Please follow us on socials or sign up to our newsletter to find out when they open again.


Getting Here

Train & Bus:
Parramatta Station is an approximately 8 minute walk from Pari. Parramatta station is accessible with lifts from platforms and to street-level. There is a highlighted story on our Instagram of the fastest way to get to Pari from the West Concourse station exit. The bus interchange is located next to the train station.

Car:
There is limited paid on-street parking available. Pari is also located at the bottom of a parking lot with ample paid parking. If you require parking Pari also has car spots and a loading dock available on-request. On-street parking is free on Sundays in Parramatta.


Access

The gallery is street level, with level access between the street and the gallery.
Street entrance door is 1790mm wide and 2050mm tall.
Ceiling is 2650mm tall.
There are two non-accessible toilets close to the gallery with a key from Pari. Both are single stall, one has a sanitary bin.
There is one accessible toilet and three ambulant toilets 100 metres from the gallery. From outside Pari, go down Hunter Street and turn right at the corridor. No key is required during opening hours.
Assistance animals and pets are welcome, and drinking water is available.
Main space has LED lights. You may request the Gallery Keeper to switch these off.
Workshop and Toilet have fluorescent lights.
Exhibitions may have audio-visual artworks with audio playing in the space or through headphones. It may not be possible to mute the artwork if other visitors are present, however earplugs are available.
Behind reception is our AV room, a small space that can be used for visitors needing more privacy and reduced noise.
Office chairs, 2-seater couches, fold-out chairs, mats, cushions and blankets are available.
Wi-Fi is available.
Parramatta is often 5-10 degrees hotter than the inner-city and eastern parts of Sydney. Our air conditioning is currently not operational; there is 1 pedestal fan and 1 box fan.
You can refer to Parramatta’s Air Quality Index via this link.

Thank you to Belfast Trans Resource Centre for providing their access info as a template.

Please find our full access information document here. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


NSW Government, City of Parramatta and Lūpa logos.
Pari is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the City of Parramatta.
Media players provided by Lūpa.

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