Emerging young artists come together in Parramatta last night to celebrate the area as part of a digital project called ParraNormal.
Run by the Information Cultural Exchange, the project gave 12 local artists aged 16 to 24 a chance to share their unique experiences of Parramatta City through illustrations, graphic art, soundtracks and performance poetry.
Performance poet Brittany Searle performed three poems at a pop-up space in Church Street, Parramatta.
“If you have the confidence you should stand up and do it," Ms Searle said.
Asked how she'd describe Parramatta, she said it is “quintessential Australia".
"[It’s] a hybrid of all cultures," she said.
“I can buy samosas from a place that sells fish and chips.”
ParraNormal participants get a mentor each in their selected art form.
“[It] gives them an opportunity to work across different mediums and with artists they wouldn’t normally work with," ICE Suburban Cultures producer Jonathan Wilson said.
Facilitators included Candy Royalle, CHASM, Just Pixels, Richard Petkovic and We Buy Your Kids.