Posters presented in windows along Queen Street showcase the history of each place, allowing the viewer to explore the colourful past of the St Marys town centre through an unfolding narrative. The posters trace these histories through photographs, interviews and thorough research about the buildings and the people who worked or lived there.
The exhibition runs from 25 July to 5 September. Community members may see the exhibition by:
- downloading the exhibition booklet (pdf 7.15mb)
- join the exhibition opening and guided community walk on July 25.
- downloading and printing the Windows map (pdf 1.6mb) and take a self-guided walking tour.
- visiting the Penrith City Library at 601 High St Penrith, adjacent to the Penrith City Council service centre, for the exhibition of all the posters.
If you’re taking the self-guided options, it’s recommended that you download a QR reader so you can access interviews and extended location information during your visit.
The project was proposed by local community members with a passion for local history. Realising there was a great community interest in the towns’ rich history, the group began to investigate the history of Queen Street with the willing support of the local community, shop keepers and their families.
The project is creatively developed and produced in collaboration with a community working group interested in local social history and supported by a talented artistic team. A full list of project participants is available in the exhibition booklet.