Project nurtures memory

PARRAMATTA’S extensive history is being presented and explained in new ways.

Members of the Memory Project.

Members of the Memory Project.

Artists Lily Hibberd and Bonney Djuric have formed a partnership to develop a contemporary art and social history project called The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project.

It will bring people from all parts of Sydney including artists, advisers, former occupants, academics, traditional land owners and residents to investigate and ‘‘interpret’’ historical Parramatta sites.

Ms Djuric said the project would increase awareness of Parramatta’s history through a contemporary art program.

‘‘We need to encourage the idea of interpreting the human story from the past,’’ she said.

The project also aims to ignite support for the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct and the Roman Catholic Orphan School in Fleet Street to be added to the National Heritage List as well as raising awareness of it as Australia’s first internationally recognised Site of Conscience.

The Memory Project will officially launched at 11am on February 11 at the Kamballa site of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, in 1 Fleet Street, Parramatta.

Details: or