Media releases

Six teams vie for new Powerhouse design

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has today announced the six global architect teams shortlisted to develop designs for an iconic new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta. Share options

Published: 9 May 2019

Powerhouse home secured in Parramatta

Western Sydney is a step closer to having its own world class museum with the purchase of the riverbank site for the Powerhouse Precinct. Share options

Published: 10 April 2019

Major Marvel feature set to film in Sydney

The filming of a major new Marvel Studios movie will take place in NSW later this year thanks to a $24 million injection from the Morrison Government. Share options

Published: 5 April 2019

Powerhouse international design competition jury finalised

Internationally-acclaimed American architect Jeanne Gang along with Kim Crestani, City Architect – City of Parramatta and David Riches, Head of Projects NSW, are the final jurors confirmed for the Powerhouse […]

Published: 28 February 2019

Diverse NSW storytelling boosted through $445k investment with ABC

Create NSW has today announced the screen practitioners sharing a near half million-dollar investment to develop and produce a range of diverse screen stories in partnership with the ABC. Share […]

Published: 28 February 2019

Historic NSW assets added to UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register

Australia’s first ever recorded Census (1828), the Harriet and Helena Scott Collection of meticulous scientific butterfly and moth artworks (1850) and Ethel Turner’s handwritten Seven Little Australians manuscript (1893) are […]

Published: 27 February 2019

Brunswick Heads set for SeaChange reboot

The NSW Government has secured Brunswick Heads as the fictional Pearl Bay home for the upcoming reimagining of the enormously popular, multi award-winning 90s drama SeaChange, the ITV Studios Australia […]

Published: 27 February 2019

National Art School’s future secure

Today marks a new and exciting era for The National Art School (NAS) with the signing of a 45-year lease agreement for the Old Darlinghurst Gaol site with the NSW […]

Published: 26 February 2019

Create NSW introduces new parents and carers policy across screen funding

Create NSW has today opened applications for its latest screen Production Finance funding round with measures aimed at increasing the opportunities and participation of parents and carers in the screen […]

Published: 25 February 2019

New round of Arts and Cultural Projects funding set to open for entries

Create NSW has announced that a new round of Arts and Cultural Projects 2018/19 funding will open on Monday 25 February, following the distribution of $1.7m for 39 projects including […]

Published: 22 February 2019

NSW visual arts leaders to mentor at Venice Biennale

Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts have today announced Dr Mikala Tai (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) and Jasmin Stephens (UNSW Art and Design) as the […]

Published: 21 February 2019

NSW Government opens expressions of interest for Australian Museum redevelopment

The NSW Government has opened a call for expressions of interest from construction companies interested in delivering ‘Project Discover’, the Australian Museum’s planned $57.5m redevelopment ahead of its upcoming 2021 […]

Published: 8 February 2019

$1.5m boost to Sydney and NSW Night-Time Economy

Sydney precincts and NSW live music events will benefit from investment of $1.5 million from the NSW Government aimed at stimulating the night-time economy, Minister for Racing Paul Toole and […]

Published: 24 January 2019

Jury Chair confirmed for Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta international design competition

Create NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) have today confirmed influential Australian entrepreneur Naomi Milgrom AO as Chair of the jury for the international design competition […]

Published: 24 January 2019

Powerhouse architect search begins

The search is on for world-leading architects to design a Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta encompassing an iconic new museum, public space and pedestrian bridge, Minister for the Arts Don Harwin […]

Published: 24 January 2019

NSW artists sought for new residency opportunity with Animal Logic

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin is calling on NSW artists to be the first participants of a new partnership between Create NSW and internationally-acclaimed Sydney production company Animal Logic. […]

Published: 22 January 2019