Creative spaces to revitalise town centres

The Curious Creators will run a local art exhibition, artisan stalls and a range of accessible free and paid workshops

Creative Spaces on the Central Coast are set to showcase works from the region’s emerging and established makers and creators at pop-up retail and workshop spaces in Gosford, Woy Woy, and The Entrance throughout 2022 and beyond.

Thirty 30 makers and creators will run a range of creative practices such as workshops, exhibitions, and engaging demonstrations at the three Central Coast Council owned spaces.

Council Acting Director Corporate Affairs, Krystie Bryant, said Creative Spaces is a Council initiative that serves the dual purpose of growing the visitor economy and supporting local makers and creators by connecting them in with local communities.

“Council is honoured to have curated an engaging program that fills the pop-up spaces with creative workshops, exhibitions, and demonstrations until February 2023 to ensure the greatest benefit for local maker and creators, as well as the wider community,” she said.

“The creative workshops and exhibitions are both diverse and family-friendly, with programming set to include a range of art classes and community art projects, creative mornings for mums and bubs, workshops using recycled and repurposed items, and a wide range of art and lifestyle exhibitions for photography, sculptures, jewellery, vintage items and more.”

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the program would provide renewed chances for communities to unite across the Coast.

“Following a challenging time for artists, we are looking forward to the program providing local community members and visitors new opportunities to connect, imagine and create with talented makers and artists within their community, and enhancing liveability across the region,” he said.

Creative Spaces will be held across at Parkhouse @ Kibble Pop Up Space in Gosford, The Container Hub @ The Entrance Pop Up Space in Memorial Park, and the Creative Arena @ Woy Woy Pop Up Space underWoy Woy Stadium.

At Gosford, the Crud Muffins is currently active until July 17 and Curious Creators will run from August 3-27.

The art exhibition with artisan stalls will feature free and paid workshops on watercolour, recycled art and costume making, along with after school and kids’ activities.

The Entrance will feature Rouge Den Studio from July 1-31 and a Hard Day’s Knit from August 1-15.

And at Woy Woy, RE Lit will continue to July 15, with Aroma Shark active from July 18-August 15.

For more information on activities available through to 2023, go to

Media release, Jun 24
Central Coast Council