Penrith City Council encourages residents to free their creative spirit during lockdown 

Penrith City Council encourages residents to free their creative spirit during lockdown 

Friday, 10 September 2021

While we may be in lockdown, our imaginations don’t need to be – free your creative spirit!  

Penrith City Council is encouraging residents to get creative while at home and create a piece of art to display on their front lawn or balcony.  

Take a photo or video of your artwork and share it to social media with the hashtag #Wecreatepenrith before Sunday 3 October. You might also like to include a message to the community about what inspired you to create the artwork, what you enjoyed about the process or what it means to you. 

The five most creative posts will each win a $100 voucher to spend at a local business! 

To help get your creative juices flowing, Council has partnered with Kingswood TAFE visual arts students to create artworks at home and tag their photos on social media with #Wecreatepenrith. 

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said, “Lockdown has certainly been a hard time for our community but we are aware that one of the few bright things to come out of it is that people have enjoyed being creative. This is why we’re now encouraging residents to get creative and have some fun in a COVID safe way. Showcase your artwork at home and at the same time, your community spirit.” 

While thinking creativity, residents can keep in mind that they’ll soon have a chance to have their say on the development of Council’s Cultural Action Plan (CAP) from Thursday 7 October.

The CAP will provide a strategic framework for arts and cultural development which builds on Penrith’s creative strengths to enhance the cultural vitality of the community and vibrancy of the City. 

For further information, visit Council’s website.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 10 September 2021.