Yarrenyty Arltere Artists - Art Collector

Rhonda, Sharpe,Two headed bird, 2014. Courtesy: the artist and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Northern Territory.

In 2000, Yarrenyty Arltere was established as a training program through the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre (YALC), and in 2009 the art centre became an enterprise.

Located in Larapinta Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs, the centre works with western Arrernte and Luritja artists. The centre’s name, Yarrenyty Arltere, means white devil dog, referring to the prominent white hill opposite YALC. It is associated with the dog dreaming, which belongs to the central Arrernte people.

Central to the practice of artists at Yarrenyty Arltere is soft sculpture, film and print making. The sculptures are crafted from recycled woolen blankets dyed with local Arrernte plants and rusted pieces of metal. The blankets are then used as the base material to create unique and innovative sculptures.

The artists create work that is beautiful and inspiring, reflecting the experiences of people who have lived on town camps for a number of generations. The soft sculptures, prints and films are exciting forms of expression that connect with people across Australia. Works of Yarrenyty Arltere artists is exhibited and sold in reputable galleries across Australia and internationally and are part of major public and private collections, with many artists selected for major art awards.

All artists are members of the art steering committee and can participate in art centre activities and decision-making. The art centre supports their artists by offering additional services and programs such as access to phones and computers, training, bush trips, visiting local galleries, as well as taking artists on interstate trips when possible.

Yarrenyty Arltere is a not-for-profit aboriginal owned and managed organization that challenges people into new paths of learning, extending themselves, their skills and their talents.

Current artists

• Alison Ebatarinja
• Blanche Ebatarinja
• Beth Ebatarinja
• Dulcie Raggett
• Dulcie Sharpe
• Janella Ebatarinja
• Louise Robertson
• Marlene Rubuntja
• Mervyn Rubuntja
• Raymond Ebatarinja
• Rhonda Sharpe
• Roland Rubuntja
• Roxanne Sharpe
• Trudy Inkamala
• Vanessa Splinter
• Valerie Stafford

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
4 Elder Street
Alice Springs NT 0871

Phone: 0488 656 694
Email: yalc.art@tangentyere.org.au
Web: facebook.com/YAArtists