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Camden to welcome ‘freedom’ with injection of creativity

We’re counting down to the day the pandemic restrictions end once and for all. When “freedom’’ comes, creativity, life and colour will be injected into Camden town centre.

Camden Council is drawing up plans to make sure there’s excitement in the air. It includes work that has been under way for the next #camdenlive kerbside exhibition.

The exhibition will provide a colourful streetscape throughout Camden town centre, making it the perfect backdrop for locals to safely stroll, enjoy company and celebrate being part of a wonderful community.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said it was a great opportunity for up-and-coming artists to be a part of the excitement of a vibrant future.

“Camden is home to so many creatives and there is no better time to give them an opportunity to showcase their work than when we are all out and about safely together, hopefully very soon,” Cr Fedeli said.

“I encourage all of our local creatives to put their work forward and I look forward to seeing our town centre and the entire Camden area enjoying themselves all together in the future.”

Local creatives are reminded of the creative@camden directory, which is an inclusive and publicly accessible directory that supports creatives in all industries.

Local artists, performers, creative professionals, arts organisations and special interest groups across all artforms and creative services are encouraged to register their details, so Camden Council can engage the appropriate creatives in future campaigns.

Expressions of interest for artist submissions to take part in the kerbside exhibition are now open. For more information, and to submit, go to bit.ly/camdenlivensw

In other Camden news, council’s Cohesive Communities Advisory Group, pictured above, has been recognised for their exceptional work in the community after taking out the NSW volunteer team of the year award for South Western Sydney/Macarthur.

The awards, hosted by the Centre for Volunteering, is one of the largest celebrations of volunteering and celebrates the efforts of our state’s volunteers across seven different award categories.

The group was formed as part of council’s commitment to inclusive communities and includes a number of residents from diverse backgrounds, cultures and religions who work cohesively to advise, plan, develop and deliver multilayer initiatives and opportunities to build positive, inclusive and sustainable communities.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said the award was fantastic recognition for the hard-working group.

“Council is proud and thankful for all its volunteers and it is great to see the Cohesive Communities Advisory Group rewarded for their work in our community,” Cr Fedeli said.

“These committed volunteers work tirelessly on council’s social inclusion activities and provide input that contributes to policy and processes of Council’s organisational culture.

“Each member takes time outside of their own working commitments to help people from different backgrounds living in Camden to become comfortable with their surroundings, something that is very important in any community.

“I’d like to congratulate the group and thank the Centre of Volunteering for their recognition.”

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