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Beacroft’s Corner

12 June 2018

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From 1885 to 1980 this site was known to be changing hands to local butchers.

Bathurst Grant Location

11 June 2018

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Surveyor-General John Oxley owned the grant called “Bathurst” on this site that was bought by the King Family when he died.

Penrith City Library and Commonwealth Bank St Marys Branch

10 June 2018

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In the 1960s this location was home to many businesses such as Automotive Spare Parts and Philips and Thomas pushbike and motorbike sales and service.

Queen Street - The Past

09 June 2018

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In the past Queen Street was known as Dickson Lane, Mamre Rd, Windsor Rd and Station Street.

Jim Mills Menswear Shop

08 June 2018

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Jim Mills Menswear Shop, opened in 1956. The shop was originally 2 smaller shops which were purchased by Jim and wife (Enid) converted into one.

Guido’s Hair Care

07 June 2018

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In the 60’s Jim Hackett and his Bow Tie Boys barber shop was opened at 181A Queen St after moving from the front shop of St Marys Crown Picture Theatre.

Fleming's Corner Shop

06 May 2018

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Fleming’s Corner Store was a disposal store which sold industrial clothing and footwear.

Methodist Church

05 May 2018

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The first weatherboard Methodist Church in St Marys was located on this site.

Crown Theatre

04 May 2018

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On the western side of Queen Street, about halfway between the highway and the railway line, stood the famous Crown Theatre.

The History of Coachman’s Park

03 May 2018

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Coachman's Park is positioned on the corner of Queen Street and Charles Hackett Drive.

Nurse Edward's Private Hospital

02 May 2018

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On this location stood Nurse Ethel Edward’s private hospital residence. Nurse Ethel Edward served in the hospital at the beginning of the 20th century.

St Marys Fruit King Shop

01 May 2018

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At this location was St Marys Fruit King shop owned by the Mercuri family.

A Temporal Skin Project Credits

26 April 2017

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The Project produced at St Marys Corner Community and Cultural Precinct Penrith City Council from February to June 2017.

St Marys Creative Writers Group

21 September 2016

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The St Marys Creative Writers Group was founded in 2001, from a project for local women to record their stories, funded by the NSW Government, Family and Community Services, Community Builders Program.

More surfaces, angles and corners

12 September 2016

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These are valued contributions that show us the many and varied movements of time and change.

Surfaces, Angles, Corners: Queen Street St Marys

07 September 2016

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The written and printed word is privileged in the discourses of art and in culture through its publication and by its history.

Art Tech Kids 2015

27 November 2015

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A festival of short animated movies created by preschool children and artist Andrew Wagstaffe.

Leigh Bramall and Peta Khan - Good food stories

18 November 2015

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Leigh Bramall and Peta Khan work together as video artists and documentarians for the media collective Maitree House.

David Ryan - I am a seed

12 November 2015

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My practice is located where art, nature and technology intersect. 

Patricia Thomson - The seed to share

09 November 2015

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Influenced by Surrealism and art as therapy Patricia attempts to communicate a convergence of the physical and metaphysical world through a juxtaposition of iconic images set in imaginary landscapes.

Justin Zennil Bishop - A Healthy Foundation

06 November 2015

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Zennil was born in England and now lives in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Zennil is a student artist currently studying the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at the Western Sydney Institute, TAFE.

Phillip Cheaffey - Seeds of hope

05 November 2015

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Phillip Cheaffey was born in Sydney in 1950. As a boy he loved to draw and paint as well as model small sculptures with clay dug out of the ground.

Joel Cooper - Aiga

04 November 2015

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Joel Cooper is a student artist studying the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at the Nepean Arts and Design Centre. 

Annette Bukovinsky - The Significant Seed

31 October 2015

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Annette Bukovinsky is an emerging artist who lives and works in Sydney, NSW.

Jagath Dheerasekara - Open Pollination

30 October 2015

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Jagath Dheerasekara is an Amnesty International Human Rights Innovation Fund Grant recipient for his ‘Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud’ project.

Sharing the seeds

29 October 2015

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The long term health of food systems is a critical indicator of community vitality and sustainability. A sensible way to support and revitalise community is to raise awareness of importance of local food economy and basic practices of sustainability.

Nepean Potters Society visits China

20 October 2015

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Jindezhen Journey - A Journal from Nepean Potters Society trip to China in 2015 by Bronwyn Campbell, a member of Nepean Potters Society.

Circus Arts - Aerial Acrobatics and Juggling

16 August 2015

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Circus Arts - Aerial Acrobatics and Juggling was a pilot project developed through a series of creative workshops at Don Bosco Youth and Recreation Centre St Marys from March to July 2015.

 National Simultaneous Storytime

21 May 2015

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Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

QSRT 2014 Project Credits

16 October 2014

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Produced at St Marys Corner Community and Cultural Precinct in collaboration with Maitree House and TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute.

Soundlapse Walk Map & Audio

02 October 2014

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Soundlapse is an immersive audio tour through the heart of Queen Street, St Marys.

Meet the multimedia artists

24 September 2014

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Learn more about the multimedia artists behind the Soundlapse project.

Engagement in Creative Industry Projects

19 September 2014

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Nepean Arts and Design Centre TAFE NSW was delighted to have nine of our Interactive Digital Media students.

Artist's Statement - Soundlapse

09 September 2014

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The concept of Soundlapse arose from Penrith City Council’s desire to use new technologies and mobile media to capture, map and share stories from St Marys and Queen Street’s past, present and future.

Funky Functional

30 April 2014

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Funky Functional; an exhibition by the Nepean Potters Society at St Marys Corner in April 2014.

QSRT 2013 Project Credits

25 September 2013

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Queen Street Riches and Textures 2013 Faces of St Marys is produced by St Marys Corner Community and Cultural Precinct.

Barbara Glover - Student Impression

06 August 2013

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Students comment on their experience working on the project.

Portraits

06 July 2013

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A collection of portraits by Chris Peken 2013.

Portraits and Stories

11 June 2013

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Portraits and stories of people from St Marys by Chris Peken.

Chris Peken

26 May 2013

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When we started this project we had just two things - a concept of taking portrait photographs of locals in St Marys and a title - Faces of St Marys.

Kodomono Hi - Japanese Children's Day

30 April 2013

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In April 2013 the children and families from across Penrith have been invited by the local Japanese community to celebrate Kodomono Hi - Japanese Children’s Day.

There is Something Fishy at St Marys

30 April 2013

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There is Something Fishy at St Marys is a creative community engagement program featuring creative ceramics workshops for adults and children.

Student Engagement in Art Industry Projects

25 April 2013

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Nepean Arts and Design Centre is delighted to have four of our Commercial Photo Imaging students, Barbara Glover, Kira Ogston, Sevket Ufuk Guden and Yvonne Larkins, as participants in the 2013 QSRT project.

My suburb, my community

06 September 2012

Guided by professional photographer Mandy Schoene-Salter, Kingswood High School students  received a camera, tuition and basic photographic technique.

Felt for you - Irina Kondyurina

06 September 2012

Born in Russia, lived in Germany and now living in Penrith, Irina’s formal education is in biology but her life was always connected with craft and creativity.

 Penrith City Library Children’s Holiday Activities 2013

30 August 2012

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Throughout 2013 Kids at the Corner hosted great children's programs from Penrith City Library.

QSRT 2012 Project Credits

28 August 2012

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Queen Street Riches and Textures 2012 Produced by Penrith City Council November 2012.

Exhibition Photographs

11 August 2012

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Exhibition Photographs

A collection of photographs by various artists participating in the Queen Street Riches and Textures 2012 project.

Artist's Biographies

14 June 2012

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Learn more about the artists' that contributed to the Queen Street Riches & Textures 2012 project.

Street Dreams St Marys

31 May 2012

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Street Dreams St Marys was a free creative program for young people living in Penrith area developed with local musician Abaker Malek - rapper (Masta One) in partnership with Aweil Association of NSW (representing part of South Sudanese local community).

Confidence and Skills

25 May 2012

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Confidence and Skills

A key focus in the NSW Visual Arts syllabuses is on the need for students to engage with the practices of artists and other industry professionals such as curators as a model for their own artmaking.

Positive Growth and Promotion

05 May 2012

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Positive Growth and Promotion

St Marys Town Centre Management (SMTCM) was formed in 1995 and is made up of proactive volunteers who dedicate their time to organising events and business building projects that benefit their local community.

Dragons and Friends

30 April 2012

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Dragons and Friends is a dynamic program of free creative workshops for children and adults with art demonstrations and an exhibition of hand crafted pottery featuring works by members of the Nepean Potters Society.

Learning Through Creative Practice

29 April 2012

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Nepean Arts and Design Centre is delighted to have two of our Fine Arts students, Guy Hickey and Julieanne Bartolo, as participants in the Queen Street Riches and Textures 2012 project.

Artists' Statement - Queen Street of Hearts

26 April 2012

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When a person enters a major shopping mall, they are dazzled by the experience. For in the mall everything looks perfect. From the clean white walls to the sparking chandeliers. It’s all so vast and glossy.

Exploring new ways

07 March 2012

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Young girl playing with play-doh

ARTKIDS was an exciting and creative partnership project between Penrith City Council’s Children’s Services and Community and Cultural Development Departments.

Hey! I made a

07 March 2012

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Young girl playing with play-doh

Children’s joyful expression bubbling through this documentation is quite powerful.

Festivals and Celebrations of the Penrith Region

10 February 2012

Over the past 100 years, the people of the Nepean Valley have taken part in processions, parades, festivals and celebrations, captured in photographs for later generations to see.

WestWords at St Marys Corner

30 December 2011

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WestWords engages children and young people in Greater Western Sydney by encouraging an appreciation of story and storymaking in a variety of forms.

Why Art for kids?

22 September 2011

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Artkids was an imaginative and inspired approach to enriching children’s learning and indeed their lives.

Children Creating and Exploring Arts

14 September 2011

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Artkids - Children Creating and Exploring Arts project is one of the most exciting projects Wirriimbi Designs has worked on.

The Artkids Story

09 September 2011

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The ARTKIDS was an exciting and creative partnership project between Penrith City Council’s Children’s Services and Community and Cultural Development Departments.*

The Nepean Potters Society

16 June 2011

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Formed in 1976, The Nepean Potters Society Inc., provides a support network for potters in the local area. They meet for a general workshop every Tuesday in the Art and Craft Studio at St Marys Corner.

Inaugural Clay at the Corner Exhibition

19 May 2011

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Finely ground rock particles sound pretty dull, but add water and the result is clay, an infinitely more exciting prospect especially to a potter.

Optics Stories

28 April 2011

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Two teenage girls comparing artwork

Free mixed media workshops for young people living in Penrith area with local digital media artist Eddie Abd – illustrator, painter and digital storyteller, and Iraqi-Canadian artist-in-residence Sundus Abdul Hadi – painter, visual and multimedia artist.