23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus
12 March to 13 June 2022
8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia
Open Monday to Friday 10 am–4 pm
Anzac Day Monday, 25 April: CLOSED
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June: CLOSED
Truth Telling Session
Saturday, 30 April 2022
A panel discussion led by Dharug Knowledge Holders and Myall Creek Memorial Committee. The National Committee of the Friends of Myall Creek are participants of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney. The group raises awareness of the Myall Creek Massacre, to understand the truth of our shared history, and have worked over 20 years to establish the Myall Creek Memorial site, organize a one-of-a-kind annual commemoration weekend, and an ongoing program of learning, sharing, and truth-telling. In this panel discussion members of the National Committee will exchange stories of frontier conflict and healing with Dharug custodians of the Parramatta area and Western Sydney.
Barbershop x Biennale
25 May – 11 June 2022
3-week pop-up of ACE’s Barbershop featuring Barber Charles Lomu, braider Lucy Lomu, and program students and alumni. Drop in Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6-9 pm, and Saturdays 10-4 pm, for a fade or braid and enjoy local artists including Dandana band, and Sweatshop Literacy Movement. Drop-in, no bookings required
Arts and Cultural Exchange is approximately 15 minutes walk down Church Street from Parramatta Station and Bus Interchange, as well as from Parramatta Ferry Wharf
T1 Western Line, T5 Cumberland Line NSW Trainlink Blue Mountains Line, Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer run to Parramatta Station and the Bus Interchange
Routes T61, M54, M52 run from Parramatta station and stop near Church Street and Victoria Road intersection
Free Shuttle Bus
900 departs from Macquarie Street and stops at Church Street North and Prince Alfred Park on Church Street
ACE does not have on-site parking. Drop off parking on site is available – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. On-street, paid parking is available along Villiers Street (4P, 8am to 6pm Monday – Saturday).
The Fennell Street Car Park is located a 5 minute walk from ACE on the corner of Fennell and Villiers Streets ($9 all-day parking)
Drivers with a Mobility Parking Scheme card displayed are entitled to park in a metered/ticketed area at no charge.
The front door is located at the top of a slight ramp. It is automatic and opens outwards. The intercom is located at the front door for after-hours access at a height suitable for wheelchair users (please note that after ringing intercom, guest must move back to allow door to open).
Assistance animals are welcome
All bathrooms including accessible bathrooms are located on the ground floor. Accessible bathroom includes change-table facilities and an accessible shower.
Women’s bathrooms: 3.68m x 3.75m
Men’s bathrooms: 4.13m x 3.68m
Accessible bathroom: 2.06m x 2.97m
1st and 2nd floors can be accessed via elevator located in the front foyer. Please note that the elevator button must be held down to travel up to the 1st and 2nd floors.
ACE is child-friendly and we endeavour to keep the rooms and spaces safe for people of all ages. Change table facilities are available in the accessible bathroom located on the ground floor.
Established in 1984, ACE is a community-based contemporary arts organisation working with emerging and under-represented Western Sydney communities, artists and creative producers. We engage artists of various disciplines to work with communities to address identified needs, build community capacity and enhance cultural vibrancy.
ACE’s artistic practices transform and enrich Australian cultures by creating quality, locally made art that resonates globally.