Parramatta Lanes 2017

I’m still catching up on blog posts from months ago, so bear with me.

Parramatta Lanes has come and gone for another year and I had so much fun wandering around the small lanes of Parramatta once again. I think it’s becoming one of my favourite events. I went on the first night with Super Boy and then a small group of us happened to be in Parramatta on the final night so I got to wander around again. Just thought I’d share some of my favourite bits with you.

I fiiiiinally got to try the fried chicken from Butter. It was so damn good! Juicy chicken and crispy batter. Nothing could be better (or butter. Ha). And because Super Boy and I got there straight after work, there wasn’t a long queue for their food. Side note: they have now opened a second store in Parramatta and this is dangerous for my wallet and waistline!

Strolled through Horwood Place and into Parramatta Artist Studios. The ground floor had the artwork ‘Habitatual’ by Annie McKinnon, where copper strips were turned into large circuit boards. By pressing certain buttons you could generate certain noises. A really fun exhibit, but my favourite was ‘Colouring In Parramatta’, which is basically a giant colouring-in room.

Super Boy and I visited on the first night and we took some textas and made our little mark. As you can imagine, by the end of the week, this room exploded in colour! It was fun walking through the room and reading everyone’s comments.

But I think my favourite artwork from Parramatta Lanes this year was ‘Monachopsis’ by Amanda Seddon. It was so weird and wonderful!

So that’s Parramatta Lanes for another year. I had fun exploring all the lanes, although unfortunately I couldn’t try much of the food this time. But I guess there’s always next year.

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