Kelly Taylor

Arts Ceduna

My name is Kelly Taylor, I belong to the Antikirinya people on my grandmother’s side and Kokatha people on my grandfather’s side. My grandmother is Millie Taylor but she was a Lennon before she got married. My grandfather is Edgar Dingaman.

I am a custodian of 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 hour’s, then one after school she put out a piece of canvas she designed for me earlier of the lightning dreaming and I have been painting ever since.

My paintings are about my childhood days hunting and gathering traditional foods, 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 the country, Enjoying the fresh air.

I am featured on the notable Vogue Living, I have collaborations with Royal Flying Doctors & Disney Australia, articles with SBS NITV, ABC Eyre Peninsula, National Indigenous Times & Homes to Love Australia.