Dulcie Sharpe was born 1957 at Jay Creek but spent many years growing up at Hamilton Downs Station. Her mother was from Papunya and she is a Luritja speaker.

Dulcie went to school at Jay Creek and says her happiest memories are playing every day after school in the bush and swimming when there was water. It was Dulcieā€™s grandmother, Old Laddie, who taught her everything about culture: how to find honey ants, bush tucker, dancing, language.

Dulcie has been going to the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre since 2000 when she helped set it up as a place for her community to get well again from the chronic social issues its was facing. Dulcie wanted to create a safe place for the kids and adults to find new pathways into the future by holding on strongly to culture and learning together.

Dulcie says she loves sewing. She sews after work, on the weekend and even in hospital. Dulcie also makes limited edition etchings. She is a respected elder of the community and a positive role model for other artists.

Dulcie's work is in various collections such as the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, the Araluen Art Centre in Alice Springs and Flinders University City Gallery Art Museum.