Create: Inspiring Creativity

Resources, activities and events that encourage self-expression, creative thinking and problem solving - inspiring new ways of perceiving the world.


Key Achievements for 2016-17

  • The Summer Reading Program was hugely successful with 1,100 book reviews received!

  • Young people ages 11-18 entered their creative prose in the Nan Manefield Young Writer’s Award, and prizes worth over $2,000 were awarded to the five winners.

  • Author Will Kostakis ran a writer's workshop for 15-18 year olds.

  • For the first time, Stanton hosted events as part of the Australian Comic Con-versation festival which celebrates comics and popular culture with events around Australia. There was an evening event of super-villain life drawing with Harlequin & Poison Ivy, a Comics Lab and a Comics 101 session. 

  • We added extra shelving to our adult graphic novels collection to improve the visibility and accessibility of this growing, popular collection.

  • Our ongoing Get Creative program held workshops covering a variety of activities including painting, singing and crafting.

  • Our fourth Creative Minds in Conversation evening event was held at Don Bank Museum in which a panel of indigenous artists discussed their creative lives.

  • The Stanton Writers Group launched their first published book: Pieces of North Shore.

  • School holiday events were many and varied including the popular Kindifarm (farm animals in the library!), storytelling at Berry Island in collaboration with North Sydney’s Bushcare, decoding coding, pixel bead craft and a workshop called Dance around the world.

  • As part of our Creative Exchange program we hosted a theatrical workshop with Sydney-based director Erica Brennan.

“Wonderful morning, worked at a good pace. First time drawing or painting. I will do it again.” -Feedback from a Get Creative participant.


“We really enjoyed the pixel craft this afternoon [school holiday program] - you did a fabulous job. Please also pass on our thanks to Yasmin and Danielle for their patience and care into making it a fun afternoon for everyone. Please organise it again!” - ♥ Amy xxx (Michael and James)