Metres of canvas, paint slopping and mural making for the local community was the order of the day
at the launch of Eastlands Shopping Centre’s 10-day community lifestyle festival, “Gathered” today.

The Centre’s second annual community lifestyle festival aims to bring the local community together
to entertain and engage children during the holidays and raise funds for Variety, the children’s
charity.

Eastlands Centre Manager Craig Connell said after the success of the festival last year, the Centre
was looking forward to providing an even more engaging community program this year.

“One of the highlights of the festival is a community art project we have put together with the help
of renowned local artist and three-time Glover finalist Caroline Amos,” Mr Connell said.

“Caroline, who is a practicing artist and art tutor, will assist work with students from Rosny College
and other youths in the community to help create an amazing piece of art in the form of a mural.
“To have someone of Caroline’s calibre assist us with this project and guide people through an
artistic journey is really exciting and we hope the community will take advantage of this opportunity.
“Once the mural is complete it will be displayed in Centre for the entire community to enjoy.”

Mr Connell said other key features of the festival included AMF bowling, chalkboard activities and a
roaming clown on site to entertain the kids, as well as a petting zoo thanks to the lovely staff at Zoo
Doo.

“Village Cinemas Eastlands has also contributed to the main event of the festival offering an
exclusive screening of Return to Nim’s Island starring Australia’s own Bindi Irwin to raise money for
Variety’s Bush Fire Appeal Community Project,” he said.

The Eastlands Lifestyle Festival “Gathered” runs from April 26 through to May 5 and aims to bring
the local community together.

For further information please visit: www.eastlandsshopping.com.au.
Eastlands Shopping Centre