Saturday, July 19, 2014

Miss Haberdash art + soul ....

Can't wait to view the final episode of the ABC documentary series art + soul, series 2.  So far a fascinating look at contemporary aboriginal art across Australia. Last weeks episode featured artists from the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists community and of particular interest to me because this community make textile soft sculptures.

Marlene Rubuntja
These women, they keep us well, Yarr09, Desert Mob 2013
soft sculpture
The sculptures reflect real life and the surrounding natural environment. Recycled wollen blankets are dyed with local plants and pieces of metal scrap, this canvas is embellished with embroidery, feathers and beads. The end result is quirky, colourful and totally unique.

Dulice Sharp
Bird woman, ready for flying, Yarr05, Desert Mob 2013
soft sculpture

Louise Robertson
Head, Yarr07, Desert Mob 2013
soft sculpture
The community have also produced some animated shorts featuring soft sculptures, try your luck on you tube.

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