Taliyah Ware

Taliyah Ware

Portfolio Description

Taliyah Ware belongs to the Antikirinya/Wirangu peoples on her mother and father’s side, she was born in Ceduna 1998 but lived in Ceduna most of her life. Taliyah’s painting journey started in 2019 inspired by her mother and sister she joined the family business, introducing her own style of traditional Contemporary dot painting.

Taliyah’s great Grandmother Millie Taylor (nee Lennon – Deceased) and mother are the inspiration behind all of the amazing paintings and stories that Taliyah creates. Taliyah’s great grandmother is half Antikirunya and half Arrernte.

Taliyah says “mum show’s me how to design a canvas painting then I choose a story and dot paint it using my own style of dot painting (circle effect) then I get mum to help me choose my colour palette so my painting’s are eye catching and beautiful”.

Taliyah’s mother show’s her how to create a painting using different designs, styles, techniques and how to blend colours to create her own painting’s that signifies her family and great grandmothers journey across country hunting and gathering traditional foods to survive off the land.

Taliyah’s style of dot art work is shaped into circles and fully dot painted all over the canvas in multiple colour’s to give her painting’s an eye catching effect that makes her artworks beautiful.

Taliyah enjoys painting with her mother and sisters at home and she want’s to keep learning and growing into a successful artist, carrying on her family cultural tradition and continue producing beautiful pieces for many years to come.


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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


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


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 Doctors 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


Artwork painted by mother and daughter duo from Ceduna in SA to feature on uniforms for Royal Flying Doctor Service. read more


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

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