masks 250Kiama has been very fortunate with a vibrant and stimulating arts community over the years.

Although not as prominent as the sporting colleagues, the arts community nonetheless,  has contributed a wealth of materials that have rightly achieved.

 

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Anita Larkin

Anita LarkinProfession :  Sculptor, feltmaking, bronze work, public art commissions

Born  :  1971    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : Anita Larkin

Achievements  : Exhibited extensively across Australia, and internationally, Sculpture by the Sea.

References  :

International Sculpture Centre

 

Auguste Blackman

Auguste BlackmanProfession :  Artist, Painter

Born  :  12 April 1957   Died  :

Birth Place  :  Victoria

Website  :

Achievements  : Nationally renowned artist, son of Australian artist Charles Blackman.

References  : 

Bruce Elder

elder bruceProfession :  Journalist, writer and commentator

Born  :  July 16, 1944    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Author of many Australian travel and history books, Director of Lifeline.

References  :

Trove

 

Catherine McKinnon

Catherine McKinnon Profession :  Dramaturg, Director, Author

Born  :  22 August 1958   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of "The Nearly Happy Family" and "Tilt"

References  : 

Trove

Australianplays.org

 

Charmian Clift

charmaine cliftProfession :  Writer, Essayist

Born  :  August 30, 1923    Died  :  July 8, 1969

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Author of over 10 books and a variety of essays.

References  :

Trove

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Chrissie Paice

chrissie paiceProfession :  Poet, Writer, Editor

Born  :  22 Jul 1958    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  England

Website  :

Achievements  : Two collections of poetry: Mad Oaks and Staring At The Aral Sea. Her children's book, The Great Rock Whale,

References  :

International Sculpture Centre

Book review

 

Clayton Comber

clayton zane1Profession :  Writer, DJ, musician. (aka Clayton Zane)

Born  :  10 July 1983   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : Clayton Zaneyton Zane

Achievements  : Author of The Shooting Stars

References  : 

 

 

 

Don Cottee

generic personProfession :  Writer, Historian

Born  :  1948   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Terralong tracks, Kiama, Walking tracks of the Municipality of Kiama.

References  : 

National Library of Australia

 

 

 

Dorothy O'Keefe

dorothy okeefeProfession :  Writer, Historian

Born  :  1934   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Gone but not forgotten : a history of the Minnamurra Falls Valley and a family history, Snippets of history, A history of the Jamberoo Red Cross Branch, A history of Minnamurra rainforest : Budderoo National Park and A history of the Pheasant Ground and Knight's Hill.

References  : 

National Library of Australia

Kiama Independent

Kiama Independent

 

 

Eleanor Weston

generic womanProfession :  Charity worker

Born  :  ?  Died  :  1936

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Organising concerts for local charities and convalescing of returned servicemen

References  : 

 

Frank McCaffrey

Frank McCaffreyProfession :  Author, Farming

Born  :  2 February 1855   Died  : 1932

Birth Place  :  England

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of history of the Illawarra and diary cattle in New South Wales

References  : 

 

Gordon Streek

gordon streekProfession :  Writer, Playwright

Born  :  ???    Died  :  ???

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  :

Achievements  : Wrote the play "Wild"

References  : 

 

 

Graham Mackie

graham mackieProfession :  Historian

Born  :  ??  Died  :  ??

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Blowhole point : my kind of icon, The chronology of Kiama 1770-2011 : from banks to bass to blue metal, butter, bathing & broadband.

References  : 

Kiama Independent

 

 

 

Jim Eames

Eames JimProfession :  Journalist, Writer

Born  :  4 June 1939   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Abury

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of The Country Undertaker and The Searchers

References  : 

Gerringong Gerroa website

 

 

Karen Beasley

karen beasleyProfession :  Publicity Officer Kiama Show

Born  :  ??  Died  : 

Birth Place  :  

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Kiama on show : the Kiama Show Society, 1848-1998.

References  : 

 

Lloyd Rees

Lloyd ReesProfession :  Painter

Born  :  17 March 1895    Died  : 2 December 1988

Birth Place  :  Yeronga, Brisbane

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : World wide recognition as a fine Australian artists. Lived at Werri Beach.

References  :

Australian Dictionary of Biography

NSW Art Gallery collection

 

Margaret Gumley

margaret gumleyProfession :  Writer, Journalist

Born  :  January 8, 1949   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  England

Website  :

Achievements  : Writer of novels and local journalist

References  : 

 

Megan Seres

megan seresProfession :  Artist

Born  :  ?  Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Sydney

Website  :  Megan Seres

Achievements  : Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2016, Finalist and winner of many art competitions.

References  : 

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Guardian

The Australian

 

Molly Estelle Mackie

Molly Estelle MackieProfession :  Historian

Born  :  1916  Died  :  26 Jun 2001

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of My kind of town : a reminiscence of changes in the town of Kiama over the fifty year period 1937-1987 and My kind of town revisited : a reminiscence of changes in the town of Kiama over the fifty year period 1937-1999.

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Orry Kelly

orry kellyProfession :  Oscar winning Costume Designer for over 500 movies.

Born  :  31 December 1897 Died  :  26 February 1964

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : 

Academy Award for Costume Design

    1951 An American in Paris
    1957 Les Girls
    1959 Some Like It Hot

References  :

Kiama Local History Blog

Unravelling secrets of man who dressed the stars

Costume images

Trove

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Paddy Martin

paddy martinProfession :  Artist, Entertainer, Signwriter

Born  :  1908  Died  :  9 December 1986

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  :

Achievements  : Worked with Kiama Agricultural Show and Kiama Art Society.

References  : 

 

 

 

Phyl Lobl

Phyl loblProfession :  Musician, Political Activist, Singer Songwriter. Poet.

Born  :  26 May 1937    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Victoria

Website  : Phyl Lobl

Achievements  : Traditional folk singer, Writer and performer of many protest songs, Author of children's books.

References  :

Jam.org.au

 

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