Corrimal celebrates creativity on Saturday

Arts Festival: Corrimal Chamber of Commerce president Paul Boultwood is promoting the Corrimal Revitalisation Action Group's Creative Corrimal Arts Festival this Saturday. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Arts Festival: Corrimal Chamber of Commerce president Paul Boultwood is promoting the Corrimal Revitalisation Action Group's Creative Corrimal Arts Festival this Saturday. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Corrimal Revitalisation Action Group is hosting Creative Corrimal this Saturday to showcase creativity in the northern suburbs.

The group is a collaboration between Neighbourhood Forum 4, Corrimal Chamber of Commerce and residents from the local community.

The event will feature a variety of workshops over a six hour period.

Creative Corrimal is an arts festival that will run from 10am to 4pm.

Corrimal Chamber of Commerce president Paul Boultwood said Saturday would be a totally free family fun day that everyone from throughout the Illawarra was invited to attend.

Mr Boultwood said Creative Corrimal Arts Festival 2017 will display photographs taken by budding photographers wishing to showcase their work.

Entries are still open for the photography competition with prizes donated by the Fairy Meadow branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Entry forms can be donwloaded at www.corrimalchamber.com.au or from Creative Corrimal’s Facebook page.

Creative Corrimal will also be hosting the Illawarra’s first Makerspace with the help of sponsorship from Wollongong City Council.

“Makerspaces have taken Europe and America by storm,” Mr Boultwood said.

“So it is fantastic that Creative Corrimal will introduce the first one in the Illawarra”.

Makerspaces have taken Europe and America by storm, so it is fantastic that Creative Corrimal will introduce the first one in the Illawarra

Corrimal Chamber of Commerce president Paul Boultwood

“The Makerspace workshops include a racing car simulator, cupcake decorating workshop, children’s art workshop, woodworking demonstrations, 3D printing workshop, children’s picture hunt, chalk drawing, virtual reality workshop, music workshops, embroiders guild workshop, music workshop and a greeting card workshop. There is also a jewellery making workshop, STEM Roadshow workshop, footpath chalk drawing, Endeavour Day Art Competition judging and artists in residence.”

The STEM Roadshow ((Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is being taught in schools throughout the entire Illawarra region.

So local students are being encouraged to attend the Creative Corrimal Arts Festival to check things out.

Mr Boultwood said the official opening by Wollongong Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery will take place in Memorial Park, Corrimal at 10am. Further information at www.corrimalchamber.com.au.