T'KEYAH WARE

Yankunytjatjara/Wirangu Women

ABOUT T'KEYAH WARE

T’keyah Ware belongs to the Yankunytjatjara people hrough her mum and Wirangu people through her father, 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 also has a strong connection to the Narungga people through her grandmother on her father's side.

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, she has many accomplishments as a young artist with an award as Highly Commended she received during the Our Young Mob exhibition.

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 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 painting she calls creeper dots 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.

T'keyah is featured in many articles and has collaborated with many companies throughout Australia from Royal Flying Doctors, Disney, Somerside and many more listed below.

T'keyah is passionate about painting but recently started to learn how to draw digital designs with her mum and created her first collection of hooded blankets for KT Aboriginal Fine Art.

In 2023 T'keyah wants to launch her second collection of hooded blankets.

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COLLAB'S & ARTICLE'S
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VOGUE LIVING
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

7NEWS
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
Kelly has passed down what she has learnt to her three daughters T'keyah, Kelilah and Taliyah who are producing equally as impressive work.
The women's extraordinary paintings are delightfully vibrant and finely detailed. "Today we still go out camping, hunt and gather traditional foods, go walkabout on the land, collect bush medicine leaves, visit all the waterholes and rock holes, sit by the campfire on country sharing stories, enjoying the fresh air." read more

SALA & FOODLAND AUSTRALIA
T’keyah Ware (Ceduna, West Coast) collaborated with SALA to create an artwork that will be used on Foodland Shopping bags that is distributed throughout all Foodland Stores in South Australia. These beautiful bags are now available in your local Foodland so make sure you go down and grab yourself one, but the best part is that every bag purchased gives a donation to SALA Festival, ensuring future opportunities for artists and events for our audiences to enjoy. Artwork on SALA bag by T'keyah Ware (KT Aboriginal Fine Art), 'Family Day Out', 2021. read more

SOMERSIDE
Somerside collaboration with Aboriginal Artist T’keyah Ware featuring her most popular artwork camping under the moonlight now available at www.somerside.com.au.

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AWARDS
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Our Young Mob Exhibition: Highly Commended Award in the 18 years and under class.read more

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EXHIBITIONS
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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, 15 Oct- 18 Oct 2021 at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide’s CBD in Adelaide SA 5000.

2022 Omnia Art Prize, 28th - 30th May 2022, KC Smith Hall, St Kevin’s College, 31 Moonga Rd, Toorak 3142, Victoria, Australia

2022 Our Mob, 19 Aug - 15 Oct 2022 at Adelaide Festival Centres QBE Galleries in Adelaide SA 5001.

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