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 year.

A huge success: Stronger Together

Although Public Schools Arts Festival 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!

Addi Road StirrUp Gallery

Our 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.

Gallery hire by individuals, collectives and organisations wanting to showcase their work are welcome. The space is also an affordable and accessible community resource for workshops, meetings or intimate film nights.