WOMEN OF PARRAMATTA

PYT | Fairfield and the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project (PFFPMP) will forge a pioneering new partnership to explore the Australian experience of institutions for women and young people.

WOMEN OF PARRAMATTA is about place. It is an activation of sites of conscience connecting Forgotten Australians, Stolen Generations, refugee and asylum seeker communities across Western Sydney. This partnership presents a series of performance evenings, cultural and community events and major works, transforming a former institution into a women’s gathering place. WOMEN OF PARRAMATTA will be developing leading practices of memory, care, cultural and social healing.

Collaborating Partners Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation, Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation, Parents Café, STARTTS, Parramatta Mission.

 WOMEN OF PARRAMATTA Projects

ANCIENT CULTURES/NOW
Burra Matta women meet Baghdad women in a cultural exchange discussing ancient practices in creative women’s healing spaces.

FORMS
A site responsive work featuring the PYT Ensemble on young people’s experience of Australian institutions.

THE GARDEN EXCHANGE
The Parents Cafe will collaborate with the PFFPMP to assist in the development of a community garden and social enterprise on site.

SLEEPLESSNESS
A new solo performance work by Karen Therese exploring the intergenerational impact of care-leavers across three generations of women