The message of a family bond, and a connection to art shone through an exhibition unveiled today honouring the late artist Vivienne Helliar.
The Berrima-based resident was due to present her artwork alongside other artists at Robertson's Community Technology Centre, before her unexpected passing in May.
Her daughter Jess Whyte was determined to tell her story through showcasing her artworks alongside work from her grandson Thomas Walters-Whyte, and friend Catriona Anderson.
"It is nice that I could continue the memories of mum and her grandson," she said.
"They were extremely close.
"She would have loved to do an exhibition with him, she loved what he created."
Volunteer exhibition co-ordinator Annette Hearne said Vivienne reached out before she passed to hold a showcase.
"The exhibition is special, it gives me goosebumps," she said.
"I am sure it would be something she would smile about."
Ms Whyte said Ms Anderson did art classes with her mother, and they both initiated the idea to exhibit with other artists.
"It was important to include her in the exhibition," she said.
The exhibition called Generation features 15 of Vivienne's artworks, alongside 15 digitally enhanced photos from her grandson, and three artworks form Ms Anderson.
Current restrictions meant relatives could not travel to see the exhibition from Sydney, so Ms Whyte was hopeful to have a closing ceremony in commemoration.
"I wanted to show how an interest in art can bring people together, and a love across two generations," she added.
She said her mother's artistic and creative flair shone throughout her life as she participated in regular art classes, and also played the piano when she was younger.
Ms Whyte admitted it was hard to choose which artworks to feature.
"I chose artworks she loved and some she had on her walls," she said.
"We would always talk about her artworks and what she was working on."
"The exhibition has helped me, help her live on."
The showcase will be in the centre for the month.
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