Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project
contemporary art + social history
6 institutions - 200 years
Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct represents a singular site that encapsulates the entire
history of Australia's institutional welfare system
for women and children
since convict times.
Contemporary art + social history projects that bring together artists, historians, academics and former institutional occupants to connect past to present, memory to action and community to place.
Parragirls Past Present
Unlocking memories of institutional 'care' at Parramatta Girls Home.
Commissioned for the Big Anxiety Festival 2017, the immersive VR film, Parragirls Past, Present
is a collaboration with media artists at the NIEA, UNSW that explores the institutional experience through the memories of former occupants.
Now on sale at a bookseller near you.
Lily Hibberd is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Scheme (project number DE160100142)
PARRAGIRLS Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home through art and memory edited by Lily Hibberd with Bonney Djuric, NewSouth Books.
This seminal publication traces the history of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project. Parragirls is the first of its kind to use images and creative writing of former institutional occupants to open up the difficult spaces of Australian child welfare legacies.