Thirty years ago, as part of its sponsorship of the Kiama Art Society’s annual Exhibition, Kiama Leagues Club began offering an acquisitive first prize for the event.
Over the years, the growing collection has been housed throughout the Club as there was no suitable place to bring them together.
“With the $300,000 renovation of our upstairs function area now completed, we have found them a home,” says Leagues Club President Steve Willis.
This year’s Art Exhibition will be the first chance for the public to see the new space, and admire the collection of winning paintings.
“We are calling it an exhibition within an exhibition,” says Kiama Art Society President, Helen Paine.
“When you look at the quality of the paintings it is a terrific tribute to the standard of the competition over the years.”
This year’s Exhibition has attracted over 300 entries, continuing its reputation as Kiama’s largest art event.
The Opening Night, when the winner of this year’s $2,500 overall prize will be announced, promises to be a highlight of the social calendar.
Details: Opening Night Soiree – Friday 30 August, 6pm, $15. Then open daily from 31 August to 7 Sept,
10-5pm, free entry