Kelilah Ware belongs to the
Antikirinya/Wirangu peoples, Antikirinya on her mother's side and Wirangu on her father’s side, Kelilah was born in Port Augusta 1999 but spent her growing up years in Ceduna
on the west coast of South Australia, inspired by her mother and sister she joined the family business, introducing her own style of traditional contemporary dot painting.
Kelilahs great Grandmother Millie Taylor (nee Lennon – Deceased) and mother are the inspiration behind all the amazing paintings and stories that Kelilah creates. Kelilahs great grandmother is half Antikirinya and half Arrernte.
Kelilahs 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 that is a wave effect or dots grouped together then mix my own colour palette so my paintings are eye catching and beautiful”.
Kelilah show’s her family and great grandmothers’ journey across country hunting and gathering traditional foods to survive off the land. Kelilah’s style of dot work is shaped into circles, lines, and waves or grouped together to give her paintings an eye-catching effect that makes her artworks
exquisite, Kelilah has won an Abstract Award through Bluethumb Australia, also featured on Bluethumb as a collectible artist. Featured on the notable Vogue Living, Collaborations with Royal Flying doctors & Disney Australia, articles with SBS NITV, ABC Eyre Peninsula, National Indigenous Times & Homes to Love Australia.
Kelilah enjoys painting with her mother and sisters at home and she wants to keep learning and grow into a successful artist and carrying on her family cultural tradition by continuing to produce many more beautiful pieces for many years to come.
2021 – 1 Denison, the new home of Nine and North Sydney’s new tallest
Building at 1 Denison Street North Sydney NSW 2060.
2021 – Darwin Art Fair Online from the 6 th -11th August 2021. https://daaf.com.au/rth Sydney
2020 – Abstract Award: Family Day Out through Bluethumb Art Prize.
2020 – Abstract Award: For painting titled 'Family Day Out' through Bluethumb Art Prize.
News & Media
FROM 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
BLUETHUMB ART PRIZE 2020
Kelilah’s winning entry, Family Day Out depicts the setting of being on country, spending the day out collecting bush foods such as witchetty grubs, honey ants and quandongs with family. read more