T’keyah Ware belongs to the
Antikirinya/Wirangu peoples on her mother and father’s side, she was born in Port Augusta in 2002 and spent her growing up years in Ceduna on the west coast of South Australia. T’keyah’s great Grandmother Millie Taylor (nee Lennon “Deceased) and mother Kelly Taylor are the inspiration behind all of the amazing paintings and stories that T’keyah creates.
T’keyah’s great-great-grandmother is half Antikirinya and half Arrernte. She has many accomplishments as a young artist with an award as Highly Commended she received during the Our Young Mob exhibition. 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. T’keyah picked up the paintbrush when she was just 13 years and fell in love with it, today she continues to learn from her mum Kelly Taylor how to create a painting using different stories, designs, techniques, style and how to blend colours to create her own paintings that shows her family and great grandmothers’ journey across country hunting and gathering traditional foods to survive off the land.
Her style of dot artwork is spread out over the canvas in multiple colours to give her paintings an eye-catching effect that makes her artworks exquisite, culturally significant, and breath-taking.
- Our Young Mob Exhibition: Highly Commended Award in the 18 years and under class.
- 2019 “ Our Mob, 20 October “ 23 Aug “ 3 Oct 2019 at Adelaide Festival Centres QBE Galleries in Adelaide SA 5001.
- 2019 “ Malka Aboriginal Art Prize, 10 June – 27 July 2019 at Yarta Purtli Gallery in Port Augusta 5700.
- 2019 “ Tarnanthi Art Fair, 18 Oct- 20 Oct 2019 at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in Adelaide SA 5000.
- 2020 “ Tarnanthi Art Fair, 16 Oct- 18 Oct 2020 at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide’s CBD in Adelaide SA 5000.
- 2021 “ Tarnanthi Art Fair and more coming soon, this page will be updated as soon as those places & dates become available.
News & 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
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
Kelly has passed down what she has learnt to her three daughters T'keyah, Kelilah and Taliyah who are producing equally as impressive work.