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The Artist Exchange

Studio tour and panel discussion with established artists on building your art career at Parramatta Artists Studio, November 2017.

The Artist Exchange

Photography by Nick McKinlay

The Artist Exchange

The Artist Exchange was an exploration of the key ideas and challenges in establishing and building a sustainable creative practice in the arts.


The afternoon featured a tour the Parramatta Artists Studio and artist talks by PAS artists Garry Trinh, Caroline Garcia & Penelope Cain. Followed by a panel discussion with established artists Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, Khadim Ali and Salote Tawale, facilitated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian. The discussion explored the key challenges, opportunities and experiences of these leading artists in establishing their careers, with a Q&A from the audience.


The Artist Exchange was presented as a partnership between SAMAG, NAVA and Parramatta Artists Studios.


A video recording of the event will be available on this page soon.

the artist exchange

Photography by Nick McKinlay

the Artist Exchange

L-R Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Khadim Ali & Khaled Sabsabi. Photography by Nick McKinlay.

The Artist Exchange

L-R Khaled Sabsabi, Salote Tawale, Justene Williams. Photography by Nick McKinlay

The Artist Exchange

Tour of Parramatta Artist Studios. Photography by Nick McKinlay

the artist exchange

Photography by Nick McKinlay

The Artist Exchange