CREATIVE director for the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer, is under the spotlight during this festive season.
All eyes will be on her on March 12 when she unveils a brochure that will give us a first glimpse of the 12-month program of events planned to celebrate this city’s milestone in 2013.
For many Canberrans, it will be the end to a long wait to see if their event or project has been included in the official festivities.
Award-winning ACT portrait painter Judi Power Thomson has just completed a 1.1m x 1.6m painting of Archer, circled by neon lights, to enter in the 2012 Archibald Prize. The painting is featured as our cover this week.
“My aim with the painting was to convey to the viewer that this person was energetic, colourful, creative and artistic,” Power Thomson told “CityNews”, explaining that the little cut-out dolls are superimposed with images of the characters and roles Archer has played over the years.
“I called the painting ‘Live Wire’ because that is what Robyn is,” she said.