Not every 17-year-old can boast a large-scale public mural on their resume, but for Chloe Forscutt it's a reality setting her up for a future in the competitive world of art.
It might be the charm of living in a small town like Katherine - opportunities are flowing.
Regardless, the mural is a clear signal of what she can do on a large scale.
"I haven't applied for uni yet, but I know I want to be in the art industry," Ms Forscutt said.
"This is a great opportunity to show what I can do, because it is tough to get noticed, especially in the art world."
Taking shape this week, Ms Forscutt is leading the first youth designed and installed mural in Katherine - a town rapidly becoming a hub of bright artistic walls, each telling a story.
Katherine even has a mural of The Man from Snowy River.
Ms Forscutt said her first solo design incorporates psychedelic bats, native trees to Katherine, and mangoes.
"It is about the community, it is something quite central to everyone," she said.
The high school senior worked with well-know Darwin-based artist Dave Collins during a previous school holiday - so she knows what she is doing. She has also helped with other murals around town: one at the skate park and one at her school.
But taking on a project of this scale, and coordinating a bunch of young people, calls for a different skill set, Katherine Regional Arts executive officer Jacinta Mooney said.
"It is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to have their own mural at just 17, it is not something that would likely happen in a larger city," Ms Mooney said.
"Chloe worked with well-known Darwin artist Dave Collins last school holidays, so we are thrilled to have her designing and implementing her first mural right in the centre of town this week."
Katherine Regional Arts is a community arts hub, which has driven countless initiatives in the region including the Junk Arts Festival, and the Fringe Festival.
It is also the key player in the majority of murals brightening a once drab Katherine.
"The public art in Katherine is creating a greater sense of pride in the community," Ms Mooney said.
"Mainly because it is not just standard signage or graphic design. It is artistic work that evokes sentiment and emotion."
She said each of the murals hold a story specific to Katherine - from Indigenous artwork to depictions of our past, Katherine's history is slowly being told on walls.
"The murals give a sense of place and they tend to inspire people because they are personal."
And there are more to come.
For Chloe Forscutt who was born in Katherine, the evolving streetscape is a welcome change.
"It is amazing to see colour on the street, it definitely makes for a better atmosphere," she said.
The mural on the Salvation Army wall, on the main street, will be taking shape this week as part of a school holiday program, and is facilitated by Katherine Regional Arts.
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