Take part in creating our magnetic places 2020 projects
- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Penrith City Council’s 2020 Magnetic Places projects have been selected and we now need your help to bring them to life!
Council is inviting local residents to take part in the creation of five of the selected projects.
In 2020, Magnetic Places has been reimagined to support innovative alternatives to in-person participation in response to COVID-19 restrictions. The projects will help bring residents together, in new ways, to transform how people see and feel about where they live.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the Magnetic Places grants program has produced over 93 creative community projects in 12 years that have transformed local places in some of Penrith’s oldest established areas.
“This year, we received a great response to our application process and we’re now excited to provide our residents with unique opportunities to engage with the arts,” Cr Fowler said.
The projects inviting resident contributions are:
- Dear Tree by Rosie Ertler – Got a favourite tree? Or maybe not. Use your phone to audio record your thoughts and contribute to an online listening experience to help others connect with nature. Open to people in: Kingswood.
- Our Symphony by Luke Hespanhol – Make it move! Create sounds online that will feed into an audio-visual artwork. Algorithms will re-mix the sounds and set off coloured lights which will be displayed in the St Marys’ town centre. Open to people in: Cambridge Park, Colyton, Cranebrook, Kingswood, Kingswood Park, Llandilo, Londonderry, North St Marys, Oxley Park, St Marys, Werrington and Penrith suburb.
- REConnection by XYZ Productions - Got a snapshot from your time in isolation? Use Instagram to contribute to a montage of images that will be mapped and projected onto a spaceship. Open to people in: Cambridge Park, Colyton, Cranebrook, Kingswood, Kingswood Park, Llandilo, Londonderry, North St Marys, Oxley Park, St Marys, Werrington and Penrith suburb.
- Postcards from Home by Fusion Western Sydney - Remember ‘snail mail’? Use special postcards to write, draw or scrapbook your reflections on life in this moment for others to be inspired by. Open to people in: Kingswood Park, North St Marys, St Marys.
- A Cup across the Fence_Clay Symphony by Varuni Kanagasundaram - Love a cuppa and a chat? Use supplied chai cups to share a hot bevvy with a mate over the fence and then record the sound of smashing them afterwards! Open to people in: Cranebrook, Kingswood, Werrington and Penrith suburb.
Residents can register their interest to help create the projects from now until Monday 7 September 2020.
The Magnetic Places 2020 completed projects will be officially unveiled in October. At this time, everyone will be invited to engage with the projects either online or outdoors with social distancing measures in place.
For more information visit the Magnetic Places page.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 12 August 2020.