Parramatta Girls Home: exhibition and play — April 28, 2014EXPOSED TO MORAL DANGER
– an exhibition of artworks created by Parramatta Female Factory Precinct (PFFP) Memory Project artists.Working from the instructional block of the former Parramatta Girls Home, PFFP Memory Project has brought together artists, historians and Parragirls in a social history and contemporary art project centred on the historic institutions of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct.
Exhibition: Exposed to Moral Danger./ Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project
On the 9 May 1887 Parramatta Girls Home started operations as the principal child welfare institution for girls in NSW.
Marking 127 years since then, this exhibition also commemorates 40 years since its closure was announced in 1974.
EXPOSED TO MORAL DANGER is the result of a yearlong engagement in interpreting the site, its legacy and the experience of institutionalisation and coincides with a season performance of Alana Valentine’s play PARRAMATTA GIRLS, Riverside Theatres.
Preview Friday 9 May 6.30-7.30pm
Opening Saturday 10 May 5.30-7.30pm
Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project builds on the foundational work of Parragirls with the aim of activating this precinct as Australia’s first Site of Conscience – a place dedicated to remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies.
Riverside Theatres Parramatta
3-17 May 2014
Website: www.pffpmemoryproject.org www.parragirls.org.au