ARTIST & WRITER
|Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project
Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project is a social history and contemporary art project
funded by Arts NSW and centered on the significant site of the former Female Factory and
Parramatta Girls Home in Western Sydney, the first and only Site of Conscience in Australia.
Lily's collaboration on this project is the subject of a UNSW Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
(DECRA) from 2016.
Bonney Djuric points out the girls' names scored on the walls inside one of the former
Parramatta Girls Home confinement rooms of Bethel House. Photo: Lily Hibberd, 2012.
The PFFP Memory Project explores the experience, history and representation of institutionalised
women and children in Australia and foster creative opportunities for those with
a direct experience of institutional confinement to represent and articulate their own history.
It brings together artists, advisors, former occupants, traditional owners, local communities
and other New South Wales residents in an environment of exchange, investigation
and interpretation of the site and its history with the aim of activating it in the public sphere
as a Site of Conscience.
Early time and memory projects