‘This work we thought about altogether. Sewing is something we love doing, with all our hearts. Using the wool the way painters use paint, the needles the way painters use brushes. We are the sewers of Larapinta but we are not afraid to try new things, that is why we keep on getting better. If something new comes to us, we all think “Yes, we can do that”. We don’t think “No, that is too hard”. So we made a drawing of all our sculptures, putting them altogether so that we could all be part of this new idea for a Neon Light artwork.
These three women felt worried when those birds landed on their heads; well I think you would too! But they couldn’t stop being happy because they had coolomans full up with so much bush foods. That’s how we feel when we are out bush, teaching our children, or teaching them in the art room. Happy! Now we can’t imagine what this drawing will look like in neon, like our sculptures but different, that’s what we hope for. Bright neon lights just like our bright wool! TONIGHT at the @carriageworks Night Market we premiere ‘Those poor three women with birds on their heads: Lucky they have coolamons full up with bush foods!’ a new work by @yarrenyty__arltere artists Dulcie Sharpe, Dulcie Raggett, Rhonda Sharpe, Trudy Inkamala and Marlene Rubuntja commissioned by @artbankau + @kylie_kwong Limited tickets still available via link in bio. 📸 Steven Siew