Creative Mullumbimby will hold their inaugural Ingenuity Sculpture Festival this year with the backing of the NSW Government.

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin announced today that Creative Mullumbimby will receive $5,000 in funding to help bring the sculpture festival to life.

Mr Franklin said the festival aims to support local sculptors by showcasing their works.

“Here on the North Coast we have some of the state’s most talented artists and the NSW Government wants to ensure they have every opportunity to share their work with the community,” Mr Franklin said.

“The Ingenuity Sculpture Festival will celebrate our local artists and will give the community an insight into the creative process of each artist.

“The Festival will challenge both artists and the community to reinterpret and re-examine everyday objects and surroundings with playfulness and imagination.”

Mr Franklin said the funding announced today will go towards venue and equipment hire, signage, security and advertising.

“Creative Mullumbimby’s President Malcolm Price has passionately worked to develop the sculpture festival concept and I am thrilled the NSW Government can provide this extra support to see the concept come to life,” Mr Franklin said.  

“I look forward to joining with the Mullumbimby community in November for the Festival.”

The Ingenuity Sculpture Festival will be held as part of the Mullum Music Festival from 14 to 18 November on the site of the Mullum Sculpture Walk, Palm Park and Brunswick Terrace, Mullumbimby.