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BIOGRAPHY

Kaylene Whiskey was born in Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in 1976. Her work has been exhibited in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and the Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs. The artist has received awards including the Digital Art Prize, Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Melville; General Painting Award, Telstra NATSIAAs Awards, MAGNT, Darwin; and Sir John Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Sydney. Her work is held in several public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Artbank, ACMI, Foundation Opale, Switzerland; Sims Dickson Collections, and the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Melville, WA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
Sistas, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (forthcoming)

2019
Wonder Women, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Super Anangu, presented by blackartprojects, NeoSpace, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020-21
The Multiverse, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, VIC
52 Artists 52 Actions, Artspace Sydney

2020
Archibald Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Joy, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Bodywork, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Liberté. Egalité. Beyoncé, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Gordon, NSW

2019
The National: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), winner, MAGNT, Darwin

2018
Sir John Sulman Prize, winner, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sydney Contemporary, presented by blackartprojects, Carriageworks, Sydney
Hard Feelings, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne
A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Nganana Kuranyukutu Ma-Palyani, APY Gallery, Sydney

2017
Next Matriarch, ACE Open, Tarnanthi Festival, Adelaide
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), finalist, MAGNT, Darwin
Cossack Art Awards, Cossack WA
Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

2016
Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea NSW
Women of the World, SA Artist Representative, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine
Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), finalist, MAGNT, Darwin
Iwantja Artists Exhibition, Short St Gallery, Broome
East APY Exhibition, Outstation Gallery, Darwin

2015
Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
Salon des Refusés, Charles Darwin University with Outstation Gallery, Darwin

2014
Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Walter Marsh, ‘Tarnanthi 2019 program invites Australia to reflect on the past and pay the rent’, The Adelaide Review, September 16, 2019
Louise Martin-Chew, 'Kaylene Whiskey', Artist Profile, no. 48, 2019, pg. 80-83
Steven Schubert, ‘Indigenous artists stage sell-out show in Sydney to raise funds for leaking Iwantja Arts’, ABC News, 3 November 2018

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Artbank
ACMI
Foundation Opale, Switzerland 
Sims Dickson Collections
Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Melville, WA

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS & GRANTS

2020
Winner: Digital Art Prize, Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Melville, WA

2019
Winner: General Painting Award, Telstra NATSIAAs Awards, MAGNT, Darwin

2018
Winner: Sir John Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Sydney

 

 

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