DiG Space Mentorship and Residency Program concludes with the NepeanRIVR360

Nepean River 360 screenshot

Friday, 28 June 2019

The third round of the highly successful Digital (DiG) Space Mentorship and Residency Program has concluded with the delivery of an innovative and immersive project (NepeanRIVR360) that celebrates the natural beauty and social connectivity of the Nepean River.

The DiG Space Mentorship and Residency Program is a creative and professional development opportunity for emerging Western Sydney digital-based creatives to work with a professional mentor to guide, support and inspire them to deliver a specified project. The program is the first of its kind and began in March 2018.
The NepeanRIVR360 project was brought to life using 360-filmmaking, sound art/music composition and graphic design by Pamela Maldonado, Tim Hans and Sean Botha under the mentorship of Andy Nehl.

The project uses advanced digital technology to bring the river to life. Footage of activities on and off the river amplifies its beauty and social connectivity while sounds captured along the river provide an original music score.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said that the NepeanRIVR360 project displayed the breadth and quality of talented creatives in the region and highlights the economic value of supporting creative enterprises in Western Sydney.

“The creative team have outdone themselves in creating an immersive experience for the beautiful Nepean River,” Cr Fowler said.

“The DiG Space Mentorship and Residency Program is a fantastic opportunity for creative professionals who have graduated with a creative degree in the last five years to be mentored and gain invaluable experience from a professional in their industry,” he said.

“I’ve had the pleasure of watching those who participate in our program grow and move on to incredible professional opportunities in the creative industries,” he continued.
“The Council is honoured to spearhead this program, which is the first of its kind.”

The DiG Digital Space Mentorship and Residency Program is funded by Create NSW. Council also receives support from project partners Western Sydney University, Academic Program Design, Parramatta Campus and Western Sydney University, Music Unit Kingswood, Western Sydney TAFE – Nepean Arts & Design Centre, Kingswood, The Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd (PP&VA), The Joan, and the Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest.

To view the NepeanRIVR360, visit: penrith.city/river360

For more information about the DiG Space Program, contact Karen Harris on 4732 8129 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 28 June 2019.