Aussie Desert Dog - Ben the Dingo
Ben is a dingo, he was adopted by a wonderful family in Darwin but unfortunately they couldn't keep him inside their yard. They had to find him a safe place to live, so in 2014 he came to live in Yuendumu, where he is free to roam around. Each dog comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Warlukurlangu Artists have produced a selection of metal dogs for sale, each one based on a resident Yuendumu desert dog. After a template has been produced of a particular dog, inmates at Alice Springs prison then cut the shapes to size, varying from small, medium to large. The shapes are then collected and delivered to the art centre, where they are gently bent into standing pose, primed and finally individually hand painted by Warlukurlangu artists. Proceeds go to Aussie Desert Dogs an organisation run by Gloria Morales to care for the animals living in Yuendumu.
Size: height 30cm Nose to tail: 42cm