From our heads and our hands: stories told with colour

ReDot Fine Art Gallery | 4-Feb-2016
ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present our 2nd exhibition of exceptional works from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, a fitting progression from the first showcase of soft sculptural works in Singapore in 2014. These new works, centred on the theme of the "animal life" in and around the town-camp situated in Alice Springs, will enthral any lover of the whimsical and the obscure. With 23 newly created gems over the last 18 months from both the established and highly collectable Rhonda Sharpe and Dulcie Sharpe, to the blossoming creations of rising stars Trudy Inkamala, Valerie Stafford, Roxanne Petrick, Rosabella Ryder and Marlene Rubuntja. Exhibition Dates: Thursday 4th February until Saturday 5th March 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday 18th February 2016, 7:30 to 9:30 pm. #YarrenytyArltere #SoftSculptures #IndigenousArt #AboriginalArt
Venue: ReDot Fine Art Gallery
Address: Old Hill Street Police Station Building, 140 Hill Street, #01-08, Singapore 179369
Date: Thursday 4th February until Saturday 5th March 2016
Time: Open Daily 12pm - 7pm, All Other Times by Appointment
Ticket: Free
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Beautiful Big Bird - Marlene RUBUNTJA, 84 x 49 x 40cm, Soft Sculpture (Code: 227-15) Photo Courtesy of ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
ReDot Fine Art Gallery proudly invites you to our 2nd exhibition of exceptional 3D works from one of Australia's foremost Aboriginal owned art centres, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, in what will be a fitting evolution and progression from our first ever soft sculptural works in Singapore in 2014.

We will be showcasing the sublime talents of the quirky and iconic soft sculptures of the artists of Yarrenyty Arltere in a show titled, From our heads and our hands: stories told with colour.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists is part of the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre (YALC), a family resource and learning facility located at Larapinta Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs. The centre aims to improve the social, health, environmental and economic well-being of the community in a way that strengthens and respects culture. The centre was initiated by the community in 2000 to respond to the very serious social problems being faced by families. The art centre has become an integral part of the centre producing some of the most highly sought after and beautifully created soft sculptures from recycled woollen blankets and other materials. The work is strongly underpinned by its own culture; that of people living in town camps for a number of generations. It speaks of country, local flora and fauna, family, cattle station and town camp life whilst also becoming highly collectable and, sweeping many national art prizes, as collectors and national institutions battle to acquire these whimsical delights.

These new works, centred on the theme of the "animal life" in and around the town camp situated in Alice Springs, will enthral any lover of the whimsical and the obscure. With 23 newly created gems over the last 18 months from both the established and highly collectable Rhonda Sharpe and Dulcie Sharpe, to the blossoming creations of rising stars Trudy Inkamala, Valerie Stafford, Roxanne Petrick, Rosabella Ryder and Marlene Rubuntja.

The tightly-curated collection boasts birds, owls, dogs and other worldly creations, all with a story to tell about their creation and existence in the delicate eco-system of the central desert, and the culture and law that they represent for Indigenous people.

The exhibition begins on Thursday 4th February and runs until Saturday 5th March 2016, with an opening reception attended by artists from the Larapinta Town Camp on Thursday 18th February, together with art centre coordinator Sophie Wallace.

This is a must-see show for anyone interested in following the on-going developments in Indigenous Art and an opportunity to better understand the work being produced by one of Australia's finest community based Indigenous art projects.

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