Cnr Hunter St and O’Connell St
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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.
Pari is currently run by Jane Asher, Celine Cheung, Rainer Ciar, Hayley Coghlan, Kalanjay Dhir, Fei Gao, Hareen Johl, Naomi Segal, Brenton Alexander Smith, Amy Toma and Tian Zhang.
Previous members of the directors team included Akil Ahamat, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please find our full access information document here.