Robert Milton. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN.

LOCAL military artist Robert Milton is talking today at 10.30am ahead of his exhibition at the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum.

His exhibition Robert Milton, Military Artist: Bendigo’s Contribution to the Australian Defence Force, has been popular with locals and people from further afield fascinated by his intricate work in the depiction of local military people and places.

During the talk, Mr Milton will discuss his career in the British and Australian armies as a sniper and how art has been the perfect rehabilitation following his diagnosis of chronic PTSD.

The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum is holding the event at 10.30am.

Call 5442 4513 if you would like to attend. The exhibition will close on Sunday.

The museum is open 10am to 4pm, seven days a week at 37-39 Pall Mall.