Yarrenyty Arltere Artists: We use our Kapurta (heads) for looking after things - Art Collector

Marlene Rubuntja, ‘Dog 2’, 2018. Mixed media, 20 x 32 x 9cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Mitchell Gallery, Beulah Park.

  The artists say: “Sometimes you see on TV those people on safari in Africa, their heads just popping out over those cut out cars, looking out to what’s going on all around them: Looking out for animals. Well we thought that’s what we do with our kapurta, we look out for everyone here at Yarrenyty Arltere. When we are working at the art centre, when we are sitting at home and when we are driving around: We use our heads for looking out for each other, for thinking, for ideas and for watching with our eyes making sure everyone is safe.

So, we made these 6 big kapurta and we thought they can watch all the other soft sculptures when they go to Adelaide, the people and the animals. Like on safari, but from our country, from our own Town Camp, from our own ideas.”


Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 19 July 2018

Exhibition closes: 24 August 2018

Location: Hugo Michell Gallery, 260 Portrush Rd, Beulah Park SA 
Website: hugomichellgallery.com

Phone: +61 8 8331 8000

Email: mail@hugomichellgallery.com


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