Situated at the foothills of Montmartre, La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret is one of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, France.
The decor is sumptuous: the starry and subdued ceiling with its Corinthian-styled multi-coloured stage give this Parisian showroom a unique design.
It is within these hallowed walls that the work of esteemed Ipswich artist Starr, will be gracing the foyer with her series entitled Paris je t’aime, to coincide with the show of the same name.
Running concurrent to the live show, from now until the end of October, Starr’s work has been delighting visitors from around the world, as they enjoy the Paris je t’aime live cabaret revue.
The show itself is a dazzling blend of music hall and cabaret, the perfect combination of Parisian chic and new artistic trends.
The current cast of the 2023 season contains no less than five Australians, with Starr’ series featuring current La Nouvelle Eve lead dancer Emily Carter and Hannah Marmion (from Tasmania), both of whom posed for Starr on her most recent trip to Paris.
“I can’t wait to get back to Paris to be engulfed in the city’s culture and beauty, but especially to catch up with the generous and supportive dancers who have become both my muses, and my friends,” said Starr when talking about her next trip in October.
“It will be my absolute honour to be the Artist in Residence at La Nouvelle Eve! Sketching and drawing the wonderful dancers as they carry on behind the scenes at the majestic theatre.”
La Nouvelle Eve was recently featured on the Netflix series Emily in Paris.
Owner of La Nouvelle Eve, Adrien Pierini, said he met Starr on her first trip to Paris when she came to watch the Revue Paris Je T’aime at his cabaret, La Nouvelle Eve.
“By then I was already aware of her talent, so when she told me she wanted to capture the true essence of Paris by painting a series based on my cabaret and its showgirls, I knew it would be a triumph.
“Her recent Red series has exceeded expectations and epitomizes her ability to capture not only La Nouvelle Eve but the entire genre of Parisian entertainment and cabaret showgirls.”
Starr’s own gallery is in the top of town precinct, right in the heart of the Ipswich CBD.
The Atelier is open by appointment and is often host to many of Ipswich’s most bespoke social gatherings.
Starr is planning an exhibition in her Ipswich Gallery opening July 16.
The exhibition will be titled ‘Swept Away’.