Public Schools Arts Festival

At Addi Road Community Organisation we are committed to supporting public education and creativity in the Inner West and across Sydney. That’s why we initiated the Public Schools Arts Festival in 2015. 

This annual event gives budding artists in public schools to showcase their collaborative artwork – sculpture, drawing, video, painting, drama and music – in the professional exhibition and performance spaces we offer at Addi Road.

The Festival is possible because of the commitment of our partners: Inner West Teachers’ Association, Drawn To Seeing, music and art teachers and the students – who create fantastic artworks and performances each year.

Public Schools Arts Festival 2022

The 7th annual Public Schools Arts Festival was a huge success! We had a fantastic line up of primary and high school bands and artists. Over 200 people attended the festival.

The Festival exhibition in our StirrUp Gallery showcased an array of collaborative artworks from both public primary and high schools.

Opening night

A Welcome to Country was delivered by Warren Roberts from YARN. Sam Mostyn, Rosanna Barbero (Addi Road CEO) and Kim Salisbury (Inner City Teachers’ Association president) made official speeches, and Burwood Girls’ High School Choir performed the National Anthem in Eora Language. 

2022 participating schools

  • Ashfield Public
  • Balmain Public
  • Bradfield Senior College
  • Burwood Girls High
  • Canterbury Public
  • Dulwich High School of Visual Art & Design
  • Marrickville Public
  • Marrickville High
  • Newtown North Public
  • Taverners Hill Infants
  • Wilkins Public

Addi Road StirrUp Gallery

Our gallery provides a space for artists, performers, musicians and other creatives to exhibit and display their work in a professional setting.

Gallery hire

Individuals, collectives and organisations wanting to showcase their work are welcome to hire our gallery.

The space is also an affordable and accessible community resource for workshops, meetings or intimate film nights.

Addi Road programs & initiatives

Working with the community, we elevate human rights, arts & culture and sustainability