14 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
Celia is a multidisciplinary artist. She is an experienced scenic painter, maker and a published scientific illustrator. She also works as a singer and comedian with a history in theatre and circus.
After graduating from University of SA with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a painting major in 1999, Celia travelled Australia for five years as the ringleader of notorious circus Freakshow, Circus Bizarre.
She first worked as a scenic painter for Erth Visual & Physical in 2003, moving on to numerous other theatres and companies including The Opera House. After ten years of prolific work in theatre, TV, illustration and rock band White Knuckle Fever, she returned to Erth in 2013 where she continues to work full time as head of the painting department.
Celia also completed an artist residency at the Australian National Insect Collection in 2016, in the Lepidoptera section. She has since had multiple scientific illustrations published in America for lepidopterist Dr. Sandra Schachat, and has also illustrated birds for NSW South East Local Land Services. Celia continues to explore paleo art and design paint schemes with enthusiasm.
She gigs regularly in Sydney rock venues with her rock partner in crime Ross Johnston, playing swamp billy blues style rock in their ever-popular band White Knuckle Fever. She hails from Sydney’s underground performance art world after leaving her own self created “Circus Bizarre” behind in Adelaide.