As reported in our last edition, large paintings by Lloyd Rees’ architecture students meant for Kiama High Hall were recently uncovered in a school storeroom.
The latest good news is that the paintings have now been restored by local artist Auguste Blackman, under the guidance of his sister, Christabel, one of the world’s finest art restorers. She came and advised on best methods of cleaning and varnishing the work.
All involved in the project are very pleased with the way the paintings have been brought back to life.
The work has proceeded despite the fact that the organisers still have to raise the money they need to fund the costs of the project.
They have applied for a Community Cultural Grant, but that will only cover a portion of the $6000 needed.