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About

Rhonda was born and grew up in Alice Springs. She lived atTrucking Yards Town Camp and went to Yipirinya School. Rhonda discovered an interest and passion for making soft sculptures and print making when she followed her aunty into the art room one day. Rhonda says that her work is inspired by what she experiences in her daily life, by watching the other artists in the art room and by remembering stories from when she was young. Rhonda has found that the art room gives her a place to be safe and to make a better future for herself.Rhonda says that sewing makes her feel happy and that she is proud of the work she creates.As Rhonda’s confidence as an artist grows so too does her subject matter. From her beautiful delicate stitched birds to her thoughtful whimsical alien figures embellished not only with wool and cotton, but also with feathers, metal and beads, Rhonda’s sculptures tell stories that weave together the here and now, the past and the ever hopeful future.

Group Exhibitions
2018 Women Telling Stories Arelhe Altyerre IlemeShort St Gallery Broome
2018 SydneyBiennale Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
2017 Artbank Neon Light Sculpture commission, Sydney
2017 TjukurrpaExhibitionKiri Kiri Gallery SA
2017 Mparntwe & Ntaria itweke-itwe Mob –Alice Springs and Hermannsburg Neighbours.Tangentyere Artsist Gallery
2017 Wynscreen moving picture project Wynyard Station Sydney: in collaboration with Cultural Capital, NSW Transport and Leonardo Ortega
2017 National Gallery of Victoria Design Triennial: in collaboration with Estudio Campana, Elbowrkshp and NGV
2017 Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ArtArt Gallery of South Australia2017Desert MobAraluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2017 Arrweketye Mape Awethe Akine Tangentyere Artists Gallery(Women Back Together Again)
2017 Together ourstories are stronger Merricks General Store Victoria
2017 Creature Collection Hugo Michell Gallery Adelaide
2017 Where worlds come together Nomad Darwin
2016 EtchingsRebecca Hossack New York
2016 Deck the walls Tangentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs
2016 Drawing from the Inside Aboriginal and Pacific Art Sydney
2016 Desert MobAraluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2016 Salon Des RefusesDarwin
2016 Arrweketye Mob: Women MobT angentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs
2016 Avatar RAFT Artspace Alice Springs
2016 From our heads and our hands: stories told with colourRed Dot Fine Art Gallery Singapore
2016 Outsider Art FairRebecca Hossack Art Gallery NewYork
2015 Tarnanthi Festival of ContemporaryAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Art Gallery of South Australia
2015 Selfies Exhibition Tangentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs
2015 Desert MobAraluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2015 beautiful days making artAboriginal and Pacific Art Sydney
2015 We are in Wonder LAND Gallery UNSWnew experimental art from Central Australia
2015 TjulpuTalapi Gallery Alice Springs2014 figuratively speaking: stories from Aboriginal and PacificArt SydneyTown Camp artists
2014 We just keep on travelling further Red Dot Gallery Singapore
2014 Desert MobAraluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2014 this belongs to us, but we Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne did it for you
2013 Desert MobAraluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2013 with our healing handsAboriginal and Pacific Art Sydney
2013 our way, their wayRAFT Gallery Alice Springs
2013 Good people, strong people, Gallery Nomad Darwin made this art.
2012 small works Outstation Gallery Darwin
2012 With our hands we tell our stories Aboriginal and Pacific Art Sydney our way
2012 Desert Mob Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2012 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin
2012 arrenyty Arltere Open Night Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre
2012 Melbourne Affordable Art FairTapir StudioHobart
2012 bush animals Gallery Nomad Canberra
2012owl exhibitionTali Gallery Sydney
2012 creatures Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne
2012 “Listen: Tangentyere and Merenda Gallery PerthYarrenyty Arltere Stories.”
2012 Healing LarapintaMossenson Gallery Perth
2011 soft sculpturesTali Gallery Sydney
2011 Desert Mob Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs2011Yarrenyty Arltere Open NightYarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre
2011 soft sculptures Chapman Gallery Canberra
2011 Outback Prints Handmark GalleryHobart
2011 Yarrenyty Arltere BirdsGallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne
2011 Faces of Larapinta Araluen Art CentreAlice Springs
2011 Melbourne Affordable Art FairTapir Studio Hobart
2010 Imprints from our Centre Aboriginal and Pacific ArtSydney
2010 Art from the Heart of Town CampsOutstation Gallery Darwin
2010 Yarrenyty Arltere Open NightYarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre
2010 Desert LinksChapman GalleryCanberra
2009 Flinders University City Gallery Adelaide
Collections
2016 Art Gallery of South Australia
2015 Art Gallery Of New South Wales
2015 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
2013 Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
2013 Maitland Regional Gallery
2013 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
2010 Flinders University City Gallery Art Museum Adelaide
Awards
2017 Finalist Telstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin
2015 Winner 3D awardTelstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin
2015 Finalist Telstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin
2013 Winner 3D award Telstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin
2013 Finalist Telstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin
2012 Highly Commended Finalist Telstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin


Artworks of Rhonda Sharpe

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