I had the opportunity to visit Ayres Rock with my family in October 2013 to watch the Darwin Symphony Orchestra perform in the desert at Uluru. Fabulous!! After exploring the Uluru region we traced the Kings Canyon and the Mereenie Loop back to Alice Springs. I was so inspired by this exquisite country, took photographs, did some sketches and vowed to return to the region to complete a body of work.
The following year, I was offered the inaugural 2014 Artback NT Artist in Residence in Alice Springs. This residency enabled the development of a body of work focussed on the Red Center, complementing the Top End focus of my existing work. Alice Springs and Darwin are arguably the two contrasting and dynamic regions of the Northern Territory. The offer of a studio in a creative space, with a dedicated timeframe to pursue these inspirations, seriously excited me. An awesome experience.
These works were completed on the Artback NT residency 1 October – 6 November, 2014.
The Exhibition 'Alice Rocks' was presented at Charles Darwin University Alice Springs NT, 6th - 21st November 2014