An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Alana Wilkie

Rita and the Oranges

Old Cleveland Rd & Fifth Ave & Nicklin St, Coorparoo QLD
My artwork relates to the area as there are lots of beautiful trees and houses from the 1940s. Rita Hayworth was a big star in the 1940s and surrounding her portrait are oranges and leaves, which fit in to the surrounds while still being a colourful artwork. I have also put a positive message about being kind on the box just as a sweet reminder to humankind :)
Box ID: B0689 (View Map Below)
Additional Participants: Mark Greenmantle (photographer)
Painted on: December 2021

Hollywood Glamour

Alana Wilkie’s ‘Rita and the Oranges’ is a throw back to an era Alana loves, featuring Hollywood star Rita Hayworth with her iconic auburn locks, surrounded by bright oranges and leaves.

A vision of beauty alongside her artwork pictured here, Alana is an artist and a teacher who loves all things glamorous and romantic, and is inspired by old Hollywood fashion, colour and pattern! ‘Rita and the Oranges’ is already a fast favourite in the area, bringing colour, glamour and some classic star quality to Coorparoo, along with a beautiful message of kindness.

Photo: Mark Greenmantle

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You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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