Public Schools Arts Festival

We are committed to supporting public education and creativity in the Inner West and beyond. That’s why we launched the Public Schools Arts Festival in 2015.

This annual event is an opportunity for budding artists in public schools across Sydney to showcase their collaborative artwork – sculpture, drawing, video, painting, drama or music – in professional exhibition and performance spaces here at Addi Road.

The Public Schools Arts Festival is possible because of the commitment of partner organisations such as Inner West Teachers’ Association, Drawn To Seeing studio, local art teachers and, of course, the students themselves, who create fantastic artworks and performances each and every year.

A huge success

Although PSAF 2021 wasn’t possible due to covid, our 2020 festival was a huge success, with the highly relevant theme of Stronger Together. In a year of bushfires, and pandemic, it was more important than ever to focus on collaboration and community, and to support young people to work together and express themselves.

Enjoy the video highlights from this wonderful event!

In collaboration with… 

The Public Schools Arts Festival wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and commitment of partner organisations such as Inner West Teachers’ Association, Drawn To Seeing, FlightPath Theatre and the support of local art teachers in public schools across Sydney and, of course, the students themselves for their fantastic submissions and contributions each and every year.

The StirrUp Gallery.

The StirrUp Gallery here at Addi Road provides a space for artists, performers, musicians and other creatives to exhibit and display their work in a professional setting.

We make the space as affordable and accessible as possible and welcome bookings from individuals and organisations wanting to showcase their work. The space also doubles as a wonderful community resource for workshops, meetings or intimate film nights.