Cedric Varcoe

About Artist:
Cedric was born in Adelaide in 1984 with strong family connection to Raukkan and Point Pearce.

His language group and tribe is Narangga Ngarrindjeri. He started painting at about 8, watching his sisters and mother, aunties and uncles, with his preferred subjects being lizards, snakes and men hunting. He has painted over a period of about 15 years.

In 2008, he completed a mural in one of the cells at the Port Pirie Police Station, hoping to inspire young people who have been arrested, to try to help them to have a better outlook on life, to think that they might be able to paint and express themselves creatively.

He has won the Port Pirie Art Prize in 2009 and 2010 as well as more recently in 2013, the Malka Art Prize in Port Augusta and the Kadina Kernewek Lowender Art Prize.

Cedric has been exhibiting since 1997, including participation in the Men of the Ngarrindjeri Exhibitions in the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and the Frankston Art Centre in Victoria, Our Mob exhibitions touring throughout South Australia, and the Mpurlaarra Artistsí Group Exhibition at Tandanya among others.

Cedricís work is included in private collections and he has also been commissioned to create artworks for businesses.