Creme de la creme of art

THE Kiama Arts Trail will bring a touch of Europe to Jamberoo at an upcoming art exhibition.

Named and inspired by the Paris suburb in which artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir lived and worked, the Montmartre exhibition will carry a strong French influence.

It will feature a range of French and French-inspired works as well as works and demonstrations by members of the Kiama Arts Trail.

"Basically there's a French theme to the day, the markets are on the same day and we wanted to tie into those and try and create that sort of social French market feel where people can come through the gallery during the day and have a look," Kiama Arts Trail founder Andrea Hope said.

"I've been collecting French and French-themed works for a number of years so I will have a number of those on exhibit, but there will also be a wide range of different works from a number of excellent artists who are members of the trail."

The exhibition will be the first that the arts trail has held in Jamberoo.

"We've had a number of exhibits in the Old Fire Station in Kiama, but this is our first Jamberoo one and we're really looking forward to it.

"The gallery itself is a beautiful location and we think it will be a great day.

"The arts trail has been going for about a year now and people are really starting to look out for when we have something on, and we're getting a lot of people who are coming from Sydney and Canberra."

The Montmartre exhibition will be held at the Jamberoo Gallery on Sunday, June 29, from 10am to 4pm.

Go to kiamaartstrail.com.

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