Taliyah Ware

Arts Ceduna

Taliyah Ware belongs to the Antikirinya/Wirangu peoples on her mother and father’s side, she was born in Ceduna in 1998 but lived in Ceduna most of her life. Taliyah’s painting journey started in 2019 inspired by her mother and sister she joined the family business, introducing her own style of traditional Contemporary dot painting.

Taliyah’s great Grandmother Millie Taylor (nee Lennon – Deceased) and mother are the inspiration behind all the amazing paintings and stories that Taliyah creates. Taliyah’s great-great-grandmother is half Antikirinya and half Arrernte.

Taliyah 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 circle effect then I get mum to help me choose my colour palette so my paintings are eye-catching and beautiful”.

Taliyah’s mother show’s her how to create a painting using different designs, styles, techniques, and how to blend colours to create her own paintings that signifies her family and great grandmothers’ journey across country hunting and gathering traditional foods to survive off the land.

Taliyah’s style of dot artwork is shaped into circles and fully dot painted all over the canvas in multiple colours to give her painting’s an eye-catching effect that makes her artworks beautiful.

Taliyah enjoys painting with her mother and sisters at home and she wants to keep learning and growing into a successful artist, carrying on her family cultural tradition and continue producing beautiful pieces for many years to come.