|Newington Armory, formerly the Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot (RANAD), features over 100 heritage buildings of various ages and types, set amidst a 52 hectare riverside landscape of undulating hills and woodlands.|
The heritage buildings provide the Armory with a unique character, which is described through an award-winning heritage interpretation program that can be viewed at the original 1897 gate house.
Newington Armory is Sydneys most exciting arts precinct. Facilities for performing and visual arts and writers have enabled the local community to work side by side with emerging and established artists and international visitors.
Newington Armory is home to numerous annual and special one-off events throughout the year, from the popular ARTEXPRESS Arts Festival, workshops, film screenings, art exhibitions and launches, food and wine events and much more!
Newington Armory has an exceptional artists facility comprising an open plan studio that can accommodate up to 21 artists at a time. The exciting adaptive re-use of this heritage building offers useful working space for painting, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. A writers studio is also available. The studio space is available for artists for casual hire, long term or even a residency program. You can meet them on one of our regular Meet the Artists tours. Find out more information about the Arts program.
Location and access
Situated between the southern bank of the Parramatta River and the former Olympic Village thats now the desirable suburb of Newington, the site is a restricted area with limited public access. You can explore the Armory by foot or bike every weekend between 10am and 4pm.
If driving, Newington Armory is accessed via Jamieson Street (off Holker Street), with free parking available at Blaxland Riverside Park. If on foot or bike, it can be accessed from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf or Silverwater via a pleasant and easy walk or bike ride along the River Walk. Or take the hillside walk from Hill Road along the Louise Sauvage pathway.