In 2013 we held a highly successful festival in Gerringong, on the New South Wales South Coast, to commemorate Lloyd Rees 25 years after his death, and since that time there have been a number of on-going activities within the area. For example, funds from the festival were donated to the local primary school for special art classes, and the Gerringong Bowling Club has a range of Lloyd Rees prints on permanent display.
Our festival was highly supported by Lloyd’s family, Alan and Jan Rees, and we thank them very much for their generosity.
Not so long ago, thanks to Alan, another wonderful discovery was made.
In 1962 Lloyd was approached by the Headmaster of the High School in the neighbouring town of Kiama about a project to paint representative pictures of the area. Lloyd, who lectured architectural students at Sydney University in drawing, arranged for a number of his students to visit Kiama and Gerringong, and as a result the six painting shown below, by now eminent architects, were donated to the high school.
These were recently discovered in storage at the High School (a little worse for wear after 50 plus years) and the Principal is very supportive of these works being cleaned and re-framed and hung in a public place. Each of the works are approximately 2 metres by 1.5 metres, and are quite stunning.
We are delighted that Kiama Library will display the paintings when they are restored.
So, we now are now appealing for funds to bring these wonderful legacy works back to life for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.
Our aim is to raise $6,000
If you would like to donate, you can do so by contacting our project team through email@example.com or by using the paypal button on this page (a receipt will be emailed to you).
We will keep you up to date with how our fundraising totals, and pictures showing how our project is progressing.
(Our project team is Penny Sadubin and Bobbie Miller from Gerringong and Andrea Hope (Kiama Art Gallery)).