Awards and Prizes

Congratulations to Yarrenyty Arltere Artists for their recent outstanding achievements (click on heading to see in full)

String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art
MCA, Sydney
Soft sculptures by Yarrenyty Arltere Artists are a part of the current exhibition String Theory, showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. The exhibition showcases ‘extraordinary pieces from a diverse range of Aboriginal artists working with expanded notions of textile and craft traditions.’
Rhonda Sharpe (Larapinta Valley, Alice Springs, NT) is this year’s winner of the WANDJUK MARIKA 3D MEMORIAL AWARD at the 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, for her evocative soft sculptures They Come From No Where. "They come from nowhere, these little alien spirits. They all have one name each, Sad, Worried, Frightened and Hopeful.  They don’t have a place they come from but they have a place they want to go to. That’s why I keep sewing them: I’m helping them find a home." - Rhonda Sharpe
Finalist and winning works will be exhibiting at the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory until 10 November 2013.
Dulcie Sharpe (Larapinta Valley, Alice Springs, NT) is a finalist and exhibiting artist at the 2013 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, for her organic and expressive soft sculptures. All of the finalist and winning works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until 27 January 2014. 

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists is a Western Arrernte community arts enterprise. It is part of the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre, an intergenerational program that began in 2000 as a response to the chronic social distress faced by families. It has helped people to rebuild lives. The art centre has been at the heart of this healing. It is an Indigenous owned and managed organisation.