The Curious Creators are the heart of CuriousWorks. They are young people who have come up through the community program with a passion for developing as artists and are committed to serving their communities. CuriousWorks aims to build their confidence and skill level, in order to follow the professional pathways they are aiming for.



Young storytellers, singers, visual artists and cultural leaders from the Mt Druitt community have been part of every step in Connecting to Country and the partnership with Moogahlin Performing Arts, led by Uncle Wes Marne and Aunty Edna Watson. Shaun, Tara, Savarna, Kawana, ShaDiamond and Sam helped to design the 2018 event at the Blacktown Native Institution site, following a joint residency down at Bundanon with Yuin and other South Coast Elders and community. This work together was made possible by the cultural walk undertaken in 2016, which involved twelve young people in a cultural camp on country, acknowledging deep history, stretching from the major arterial roads of Blacktown, the old walking tracks up into base of the Blue Mountains and along the mighty Nepean river. Lily Shearer, Alicia Talbot, Maya Newell and Amanda James have all been mentors on this project, supporting young people to build creative and cultural links for a lifetime with guidance from Elders.