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Yeperenye Sculpture
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The Yeperenye Sculpture

The Yeperenye Sculpture is a collaborative public artwork on display in the Araluen Cultural Precinct between Central Craft and the Museum of Central Australia.

It was developed by metal artist Dan Murphy and students from the Centre for Appropriate Technology's ATWork program.

The three-metre high project celebrates the Yeperenye (pronounced Ayepe-arenye) caterpillar, the most important of the three caterpillars that are the major creative ancestors of Alice Springs. 

On entering the Yeperenye Sculpture you will find information and artworks on the caterpillar's habitat, life cycle and cultural significance.

The caterpillar was decorated with panels created at workshops with local artists and school children.

This project was created by the support of the Grand Circle Foundation. Each year the foundation brings American visitors to Alice Springs. Money raised from their travels contribute to community projects all over the world.

More information on the Yeperenye Sculpture is available to view here.

Yeperenye Sculpture viewed from the side
Internal view of the Yeperenye Sculpture