A local artist is showcasing her very first solo exhibition, determined to brighten the Newcastle community with her bold, colourful art and creative flair.

Newcastle-based artist, Clare O’Hara, is debuting her solo art exhibit on May 27.

Newcastle-based artist, Clare O’Hara, known for her vibrant, abstract artwork, is bringing her debut solo exhibit, ZEST, to SMAC Space Studios from May 27 to 29.

ZEST will feature a collection of O’Hara’s works that explore life, colour and the vibrance after darkness.

“I can’t wait to share all my work!” O’Hara said.

“Come celebrate this exciting milestone and newfound career path of my first ever exhibit.

“I am beaming with excitement.”

Opening night is on Friday, May 27 and will kick off at 6 pm, featuring drinks, nibbles, live music and a celebration of artwork.

The free event is open to all, with RSVPs appreciated.

Other exhibition times include 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29.

SMAC Space Studios is located at 73A Elizabeth Street, Tighes Hill.

To register for the event, visit https://forms.gle/thNPj2LvuTmXSA3S9 or email happyclareohara@gmail.com.

Hayley McMahon