One of Alice Springs’ living treasures, local historian Jose Petrick, will wrap up Heritage Week with a talk about the Robert Czako Mural at St Mary’s Chapel this Sunday afternoon (April 22).
Says Mrs Petrick: “Hungarian artist, Robert Czako, painted this awe-inspiring religious painting on St Mary’s Chapel wall in 1958. About 24 biblical scenes and characters portray the young and old, rich and poor, people of all nations and cultures. In a kaleidoscope of flowing lines, garment folds, angry faces but also gentleness, radiance and grace, stories are told from the Book of Revelations and also the Old Testament.”
Mrs Petrick also has her own story to tell of how she came to uncover some of the detail of this little known chapter in Alice’s history.
St Mary’s is situated south of the Old Timers on the South Stuart Highway. Be there at 2pm for 2.30pm start. The talk will take about 40 minutes followed by refreshments. Enquiries to Jose Petrick, 08 8952 6041.
Pictured: Jose Petrick in front of the Robert Czako mural. From our archive, 2009.