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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Basket Pollyanne Smith 4462-23

Basket Pollyanne Smith 4462-23

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Textile basket. Pollyanne Smith is an artist belonging to the Pitjantjatjara language and cultural group and lives in the remote community of Kaltji (Fregon), South Australia. Pollyanne began weaving baskets in 2010 aer learning the art from other ladies in her community. Kay Tunkin taught Pollyanne how to make sculptures in 2012, and she took to sculptural weaving immediately and with great vigour. Pollyanne has a highly imaginave and disncve sculptural style, using wire to create animals with quirky and unusual forms. Although always modelled from actual creatures, exaggerated features push Pollyanne's work to the edge of reality. Pollyanne took part in the Beastly exhibion at the Delmar Gallery in Sydney in 2014.

Dimensions: 17cm D x 5cm H

Materials: Raffia

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in Australia's remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art. Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kilometres across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. 

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