Biennale of Sydney

Parramatta Female Factory Precinct and PYT Fairfield

The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is a place of signi cant history; its past is a maze of stories and questions about the early colony, and the vulnerable women and children who were con ned to its various institutions from 1821 to 1983. It has a special association with Forgotten Australians and the Stolen Generations.

Bonney Djuric

Born 1954 in Oakleigh, Australia
Lives and works in Parramatta and Sydney, Australia

Brianna Munting

Born 1982 in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Parramatta and Sydney, Australia

Karen Therese

Born 1972 in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Fairfield and Sydney, Australia

Katy Green Loughrey

Born 1985 in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Fairfield and Sydney, Australia


The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct and PYT Fairfield are unique Australian organisations who unify people through action, commemoration and place. In partnership, they will lead the development and implementation of an internationally significant model of practice predicated on ethics, care and agency. This practice recognises, understands and transcends complex histories of institutionalisation in Australia, and places the experiences and perspectives of Stolen Generations, Forgotten Australians, and refugees at the heart of Australia’s contemporary cultural landscape.

The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, who are establishing the National Women’s Arts and Cultural Centre, and PYT Fairfield are forging a pioneering new partnership to explore the Australian experience of institutions for women and young people. This partnership breaks new ground, revolutionising national practice and perspectives that seek to ensure the history of people who have been marginalised, confined and oppressed within institutions is not forgotten.

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