South Creek Turning

“South Creek Turning” brings sound sculptures, storytelling and nature to the heart of St Mary’s this May.

The community of St Mary’s and beyond is invited to come and celebrate South Creek/Wianamatta and discover what lies hidden beneath the weeds and debris! South Creek, once the heart of St Mary’s is brought back to life with 2 special events being held this May.

Participants are invited to join in the making of large sound sculptures – sculptures that make sound from recycled objects;  join in guided walks looking at native flora and fauna; take part in storytelling circles on history, culture and environment – in which participants are invited to bring stories they may have about the creek to share, and join in a clean up of the creek area.

The events take place on the banks of South Creek at the Kingsway Playing Fields.

On Saturday May 6, from 8-11am Join us for a free breakfast, participate in our Clean Up Australia event and take home some free native seedlings from project partner Greening Australia.

On Saturday May 20 from 10am-3pm Join us in a creative response to the environment, working with recycled objects reclaimed from the cleanup and natural objects selected for their sound making quality, to make sound sculptures with Sound Artist and facilitator Oonagh Sherrard, explore and listen to the native flora and fauna in guided walks and native plantings led by Greening Australia and share stories of history, sustainability and cultural heritage with members of St Mary’s Historic Society, Indigenous Elder Colin Gale and Sustainability guru Ian Moxon, all the while enjoying a free lunch!

Everyone is welcome to either and both events!

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult,

Registration is essential:



phone: 0416 239 745

South Creek Turning is a Magnetic Places project supported by Penrith City Council.

Project partners are Greening Australia, St Mary’s Historic Society, St Mary’s Area Community Development. Event Facilitators are Sound Artist Oonagh Sherrard, Indigenous Elder Colin Gale, Local Historians Norma Thorburn and Caroline Volkiene and Sustainability Guru Ian Moxon.

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