Penrith Council’s Magnetic Places projects bring local residents together in new ways to transform how people see and feel about the places where they live.

During 2020 Council has reimagined the annual Magnetic Places Grants program to support innovative alternatives to in-person participation during these changing times of social distancing. 

Fusion Western Sydney has been engaged with two Magnetic Places Grants over the last twelve months which focus on building resilient and inclusive communities.

FACES OF ST MARYS (October 2019 – June 2020), a project in street photography, brought local artists and residents together to celebrate the diversity of St Marys. 

Students from Nepean Arts and Design Centre, TAFE Kingswood engaged with residents, commuters, shop owners and those just passing through the public spaces of St Marys railway and bus precinct to create a body of photographic artwork, culminating in a livestream Facebook event/exhibition of artworks.

See the beautiful images and hear the stories from those who participated by watching the event on the Fusion Western Sydney Facebook page.