A bronze bust of the late South Australian Premier, Thomas Price, has been unveiled last week at Parliament House. The artist, and great grand-daughter of Tom Price, Jane Price, was joined by current SA Premier, Peter Malinauskas, and past Premier, Steven Marshall in the unveiling ceremony last Thursday.
Jane says, “I am very proud of my great grandfather a much beloved Premier of South Australia. His story reveals how, born without wealth, title or opportunity, he managed to achieve a position whereby he could bring about significant change for good.
Tom would have felt greatly honoured to have his character captured in bronze and displayed posthumously in SA’s Parliament House, not because he thought himself a saint, but because this visual representation of him might serve to inspire all of us and future generations to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to realise a dream.”
He was a good, good, good man.Jane Price, artist and great grand-daughter
The creation of the bust was a team effort, with Margo Hillsmith from Hillsmith Art Advisory selling the work, Andrew Stock serving as the modelling co-fabricator, and Tim Thompson providing the bronze casting.
The bust was modelled out of clay, using old photos and a portrait of Tom Price as reference.
“It is a huge honour to have work accepted by Parliament House and I hope Premier Tom Price is looking down at his great grand daughter with a smile on his face,” says Jane.