Textile self portraits inspired by Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

Educators across the state have been introducing their students to Every face has a story, every story has a face: Kulila! by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, from the Northern Territory. In some schools every student has created a portrait, while in others new cohorts of students entering the school are encouraged to make a felt face. Whatever the occasion, whether it be a unit of work or a making activity for Reconciliation Week, this activity is a great way to introduce students to the Yarrenyty Alter Artists in a meaningful and culturally appropriate way.

Getting started

Watch the Yarrenyty Arltere Every face has a story, every story has a face: Kulila! video with your students.

Trudy Inkamala, Roxanne Petrick, Dulcie Raggett, Marlene Rubuntja, Rosabella Ryder, Dulcie Sharpe, Rhonda Sharpe, Roxanne Sharpe, Valerie Stafford, Every face has a story, every story has a face: Kulila!, 2016,

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Every face has a story, every story has a face: Kulila!

Teacher examples

Making and Responding

Create a self portrait