Commissioned by TfNSW, curated by Cultural Capital with Alessio Cavallaro, Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists and artist-filmmaker Leonardo Ortega are presenting their collaborative video-installation at Wynyard Station. This colourful film seamlessly mixes stop-motion animation with live-action scenes through a visual story presented in three parts: a day scene in Central Australia’s mesmerising landscape, a night scene featuring nocturnal conniving female spirits know as ‘kungka-mamus’, and an early-morning scene where countless birds accompany the ladies as they start a new fruitful day crafting their amazing works. Yarrenyty Arltere Artists original story and striking soft sculptures in collaboration with Leonardo Ortega, come alive in this unique five minute piece, designed as a monumental 23m x 3m cinematic experience.
Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists is a not for profit Aboriginal owned and managed Art Centre located in the Yarrenyty-Arltere Town Camp Alice Springs. Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists work is exhibited in galleries across Australia and internationally. The soft sculptures and etchings are part of major public and private collections and have been selected for and won major art awards. The art enterprise has given opportunity for increased pride and self confidence; healing from grief and trauma; strong role modelling; improved economic access and improved social inclusion.
Leonardo Ortega is a Chilean-Australian artist and filmmaker who works closely with Aboriginal communities in Central Australia on projects that support artistic and social outcomes. His works have explored the subjects of colonisation and modernity affecting Indigenous peoples in different corners of the world, such as the Southern Andes and the Amazon Region. Leonardo has worked and lived in Alice Springs, Central Australia, for the last ten years.
Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists are thrilled to show this in Sydney, “we keep on making our art and we keep finding new ways to show the world what we can do and who we are”.
- 6am to 3pm on even-numbered days throughout September 2017 e.g. September 2, 4, 6 etc
- 3pm to 12am on odd-numbered days throughout September 2017 e.g. September 1, 3, 5 etc