Festival inspires local artists


Mikey Freedom

Kiama is to have a lasting reminder of the Festival, with local artist Mikey Freedom painting a jazz inspired mural on a lane wall off Terralong St over the Festival weekend.

Mikey is doing his work as a gift to Kiama and the Festival, with Taubmans donating the paint. He’s also designed this year’s poster and a commemorative tshirt.

Two other collaborative exhibitions have been inspired by the Festival’s 30th anniversary.

A collection of local artists will be exhibiting at the Old Fire Station Gallery in It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.

New work will be exhibited beside a selection of vintage Kiama Jazz posters.

The exhibition opens Thursday March 9 and includes work by Mikey Freedom, Gregor Cullen (Redback Graphics), Auguste Blackman, Brigita Hammel, Janine Coddington and Becky Guggisberg.

Artists from the region have also united for All That Jazz, an exhibition celebrating the jazz and blues movement in Kiama.

It will be on display at the Little Blowhole Art Bar for a month from 2 March.



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