Parramatta Lanes Festival 2016

October 11-14, Parramatta, Sydney

Centenary Square, Parramatta

Centenary Square, Parramatta

Centenary Square, Parramatta

Centenary Square, Parramatta

Batman Walk, Parramatta

Batman Walk, Parramatta

Emblazoned on suspended banners and street flags throughout the festival, YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS I MAKE ART places the viewer and the city at the centre of creative inspiration. Beginning as a personal statement between the two collaborative artists who grew up in the Parramatta area, the artwork has evolved into a powerful public declaration to the many people and places of Parramatta that provide inspiration and shape Parramatta’s cultural life and creative future.

39 street flags are repeated throughout the Parramatta Lanes sites as both a navigational marker and a philosophy. There are few gold text flags scattered throughout, hinting at the precious nature of this statement but also demanding a longer and more meaningful enagagement. The flags lead to a larger gold banner installed at the end of Batman Walk. From up high on the railings of Horwood Place Carpark, across the way from Parramatta Artist Studios, the banner broadcasts and celebrates in all its gold glory: YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS I MAKE ART.

For more information on the project and all the artworks in the festival visit the Parramatta Lanes website here.


Tune in here to listen to us chat about YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS I MAKE ART at Parramatta Lanes, Parramatta Artist Studios and our collaborative practice on CANVAS on FBi 94.5FM on 9th October: http://fbiradio.com/945fm/programs/canvas/2016-10-09/


Parramatta Artist Studios Elevator

Parramatta Artist Studios Elevator


We are very proud to have been a part of Parramatta Lanes Festival this year alongside inspiring art, music, food and coordinators! If you loved it as much as we did, take a piece of the festival home with you - we are selling our street flags for $200 for navy and $400 for gold in three sizes. Contact us at hayleymeganfrench@gmail.com if you're interested.