Show and tell is not just for primary school kids any more; it is the best new way to find out about Wollongong's rapidly growing creative subcultures.
Jordan Gillman, manager of the Corner Table co-working space in Crown Street Mall, will debut his new Show and Tell concept next week. Aiming to foster collaboration between, and promotion of, the various innovative industries bubbling just below the surface around the Illawarra, creatives will have three minutes to outline their vision or present a skill.
"I've been promoting it as a space for 'people who do awesome things' to show off what they do," Mr Gillman said.
"There's a lot of great stuff that happens here, but people in different subcultures don't necessarily see what else is going on outside their group."
To be held at the Corner Table space, each evening will host three-minute presentations, performances or pitches, allowing a variety of creative people to show what they do.
"Some musicians can do a song, tech start-ups could do a pitch, poets can do a spoken word piece, artists can show off their work," Mr Gillman said.
"I've only been in Wollongong for two years, and met all these great people, but they don't always know what other people are doing," he said.
With the spirit of collaboration and partnership at the forefront, he hopes Show and Tell will lay foundations for networking and new projects.
"I hope the artists can meet the start-up guys and work together, that musicians can meet videographers and collaborate," he said.
"It's just getting them in the same room, to see other people's work and appreciate it. There's no restrictions on who can talk."
The first session is October 17. Go to www.cornertable.com.au/show-and-tell to register.