My name is Kelly Marie Taylor I was born in 1978 in Port Augusta, South Australia, I belong to the Antikirinya/Kokatha peoples.
I am custodian to my grandmother’s stories as well as my own, my painting traditional journey started when she was just 11 yrs. old while living in Alice Springs with my grandmother Millie Taylor (nee Lennon – Dec), every day after school I would watch my grandmother paint for hour’s, then one after school she put out a piece of canvas she designed for me earlier of the lightning dreaming and I have been painting ever since.
My paintings are about my childhood days hunting and gathering traditional foods, playing and rolling down beautiful red sand hills of Ernabella, Fregon, Ayers Rock, Indulkana, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and Port Augusta, where we would camp surrounded by trees, sand hills and plenty of water holes to swim in and sitting by the camp fire or camp site on country, Enjoying the fresh air.
- 2019 – Tarnanthi Art Fair, 18th Oct- 20th Oct 2019 at Tandanya National
- Aboriginal Cultural Institute in Adelaide SA 5000.
- 2019 – Our Mob, 20 October – 23rd Aug – 3rd Oct 2019 at Adelaide
- Festival Centre’s QBE Galleries in Adelaide SA 5001.
- 2019 – Malka Aboriginal Art Prize, 10th June – 27th July 2019 at Yarta Purtli
- Gallery in Port Augusta 5700.
- 2016 – Our Mob, 20 October – 2 December 2016 at Adelaide Festival Centre in
- Adelaide SA 5001.
- 2015 – Arts and Culture Centre in Ceduna SA.
- 2011 – Red Poles Gallery 7th November 2nd January 2011.
- 2010 – Tandanya Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fair 23rd & 24th
- October 2010.
- 2005 – Arts and Culture Centre in Ceduna SA.
- 2005 – The Australian Studio in Adelaide SA.
- 2004 – Australian Studio in Adelaide SA.
- 1999 – Tandanya in Adelaide SA.
- 1995 – Araluen Art Gallery in Alice Springs NT.
- 1994 – Iwantja Art’s Centre in Indulkana SA.
NEW'S & MEDIA
The mother-daughter duo producing exquisite First Nations art steeped in history, Antakirinja/Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha artists T’keyah Ware and Kelly Taylor discuss working with family and sharing their heritage with the world. read more
COUNTRY ARTS SA
The mother-daughter duo Kelly Taylor and T’keyah Ware (Ceduna, West Coast), will create an artwork that will be used on greeting cards to be sent across the nation. The cards will be used to send notes of congratulations, thank you, season greetings and more to Country Arts SA friends, patrons, partners and collaborators across Australia. read more
ROYAL FLYING DOCTORS
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations has partnered with two South Australian Aboriginal artists Mother-daughter duo Kelly Taylor and T’keyah Ware unveiled their commissioned work at a special event to launch the Flying Doctor’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. read more
An Indigenous artist who has needed two emergency flights with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia has given back.
A painting by Ceduna-based Kelly Taylor and her daughter T’keyah Ware is being used as a motif on new uniforms for the RFDS. read more
NITV – SBS NEWS
Artwork painted by mother and daughter duo from Ceduna in SA to feature on uniforms for Royal Flying Doctor Service. read more
WEST COAST SENTINEL
Mother-daughter artist duo Kelly Taylor and T’keyah Ware’s original painting will be displayed at the RFDS Adelaide base, with full-size prints. read more
OUR FAMILY TO YOURS: A DISNEY X BLUETHUMB COLLABORATION
Known for their colossal collaborative artworks and their connection to country, Kelly Taylor and her three daughters from Ceduna in South Australia are helping you get in the festive spirit this year with their painted stars. read more
ABC EYRE PENINSULA
First Nations artists Kelly Taylor (right) and her daughters Kelilah, T’Keyah and Taliyah Ware have each created a Christmas star, for a ‘From Our Family to Yours’ collaboration between Disney Australia and Bluethumb gallery in Adelaide where the family sells their art. read more
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS TIMES
Known for their intricate dot paintings and connection to Country, Kelly Taylor and her three daughters from Ceduna in South Australia have achieved a lot in a little time. In their two years of business as KT Aboriginal Fine Art, the mother and daughter artists have an online following of over 12,000, have been involved in multiple exhibitions and have received a number of accolades. read more
HOMES TO LOVE
Artist Kelly Taylor belongs to the Antikirinya/Kokatha peoples and was encouraged and taught to paint by her grandmother Millie Taylor (née Lennon). “Painting helps my mind to relax, so I don’t stress and worry, but it also keeps me and my family connected to our country,” shares Kelly. Her artworks are a depiction of her childhood days. Kelly has passed down … read more