The stunning work of local artist Cecilia Price has joined the likes of Mervyn Rubuntja, Melanie Gunner and Alison Hittmann in brightening the streets of Alice Springs as the latest installation of the Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project.
Largely self-taught, Cecilia has a distinctive bold style and uses it to capture the beauty of the Central Australian landscape.
This is particularly true of her painting ‘Inside Ormiston Gorge’, which has been installed on the exterior of the Tourism Central Australia (TCA) office in Todd Mall this week.
The TCA office is a fitting canvas for Price’s depiction of Ormiston Gorge, which is one of the jewels in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park.
Cecilia Price has been a resident of Alice Springs for almost 30 years. During that time, she has travelled extensively throughout remote Australia and developed her artistic skills to embrace watercolours, oils, and a wide range of other mediums.
Artist Cecilia Price said:
“I’m quite thrilled that my painting has been chosen. This will be the largest my work has been displayed and I’m excited for everyone to see it.”
Red Hot Arts General Manager Jen Standish-White said:
“Alice Springs is renowned for being a vibrant arts community and the Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project is transforming the streetscapes seen by locals and visitors alike from empty walls and windows into beautiful artworks that speak to the vastness of our central desert environment.”
Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project is an initiative of the Northern Territory Government and being delivered by Red Hot Arts Central Australia.
Under Revitalise Alice, local artists were invited to submit expressions of interest for the project. After a rigorous selection process and negotiations with local building and business owners, the project will see up to 20 new artworks applied to building facades and roller shutters across the Alice Springs CBD and create work for local artists and support our local businesses.
We encourage building or business owners to contact our Festivals and Events Manager, Tamlyn Neck on firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in participating in the project.