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Penrith Open Studio

Are you a local high school student, interested in honing your artistic skills and trying new techniques?

Penrith Regional Gallery is excited to announce the first Penrith Open Studio program, an initiative supported by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young artists (in years 7-12) to join an afterschool program that will be guided by professional, practicing artists with exciting guests joining the group along the journey. Penrith Open Studios will provide mentorship from local artists, opportunities to try new techniques and develop new bodies of work, all culminating in a group exhibition that will be held at Penrith Regional Gallery. Weekly sessions will be held at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, with visits to Penrith Regional Gallery, and other galleries in Sydney.



Who: Students in years 7-12

When: Mondays 3:30 – 5:30pm, terms 2 and 3

Where: Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

This opportunity is provided at no cost to students. Places are limited to 20 students.



  • Applications are open to all secondary school students with an interest and passion for visual arts.
  • Students do not need to have chosen visual arts as a subject to participate.
  • Participants must commit to the program schedule and be able to attend at least 16 weeks of the program.



First session:  Monday 6 May

Last session: Monday 23 September

Exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery: 17 August – 27 October


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This project is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.