Indigenous artist

Kelly Taylor

KT Aboriginal Fine Art

Name: Kelly Marie Taylor Nationality: Aboriginal Tribe: Antikirinya/Kokatha Language: Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Born: Port Augusta SA 5700 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 hours until one day after school, she put out a piece of canvas board she designed for me while I was at school of the lightning dreaming and I have been painting ever since. My paintings are about my childhood days hunting and gathering traditional foods, bush medicine leaves, playing and rolling down beautiful red sandhills of Ernabella, Fregon, Ayers Rock, Indulkana, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and Port Augusta, where we would camp surrounded by trees, sandhills and plenty of water holes to swim in and sitting by the campfire or campsite on country, Enjoying the fresh air. I and my daughter were also interviewed this year by Vogue Living, our story can found on the Vogue Living Website under 'The mother-daughter duo producing exquisite First Nations art steeped in history', we have also been selected along with Five other artists as a mother-daughter duo, to have our artwork on postcards that will be sent across Australia. We also worked with The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations who partnered with me and my daughter T’keyah Ware for the launch of Naidoc week Celeraborations to unveil our commissioned work which was printed on the new Royal Flying Doctors uniforms. This story can be found on the Royal Flying Doctors, 7NEWS and NITV websites.

Indigenous language groups

Antakirinja/Yankunytjatjara