Kaylene Whiskey

Indulkana Community, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands
Language Group: Yankunytjatjara
Website: iwantjaarts.com.au
Instagram: @iwantja_arts



 

 

Hello! Kaylene Whiskey from Indulkana here.

I’m really proud to be showing 3 brand new videos for 52 ACTIONS. I hope you love watching them and they make you laugh and smile with your friends and family!

I always say my paintings are ‘from the comic to the canvas’ and now these videos are like ‘from the canvas to the Saturday morning cartoons’. I had a really good time making these videos, thinking of all the different ways to bring the strong ladies from my paintings to life! I want my videos to send a strong message of fun and family, and to say I’m proud of my Anangu culture.

I want to thank all these famous kungkas for being in my movies: Cathy Freeman, Dolly Parton, Cher, Tina Turner, Princess Diana, Beyonce. To all my sisters here on the APY Lands and all over the world, I love you! Let’s party!

Kaylene x

Artist bio

 

Kaylene Whiskey’s work celebrates heroic women, pop culture idols, and traditional Anangu culture as the blended reality that is contemporary life in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia. Her practice links the traditional culture of her community’s elders with the experience of the younger generation who have grown up with contemporary Western influences. Whiskey’s chosen celebrities – including Wonder Woman, Tina Turner, Cher and Dolly Parton – are painted into remote desert community landscapes, interacting with native plants and wildlife and engaging in traditional Anangu activities like hunting, collecting bush tucker and cultivating mingkulpa, a native tobacco plant. Created to a soundtrack of classic rock, pop and country music, Whiskey’s approach is rich in irreverent humour, bringing together two very different cultures and generations, inviting everyone to have some fun.

22.09.2020

 


‘Kaylene TV (1)’,
2020
Single channel video with sound
01:00

Animation and editing: Jackson Lee 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body 

 


23.09.2020

 


Kaylene TV (2),
2020
Single channel video with sound
01:00

Animation and editing: Jackson Lee @meltedcreative

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body 

 


24.09.2020

 


Party Time!,
2020
Single channel video with sound
01:00

Animation and editing: Jackson Lee @meltedcreative

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body 

 



Past Actions

26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Ivey Wawn

19 Oct - 25 Oct 2020

Naomi Blacklock

12 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

05 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Yhonnie Scarce

28 Sep - 04 Oct 2020

Ruha Fifita

21 Sep - 27 Sep 2020

Kaylene Whiskey

14 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Adam Linder

07 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Archie Barry

31 Aug - 06 Sep 2020

Min Wong

24 Aug - 30 Aug 2020

Hayley Millar-Baker

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2020

Erin Coates

10 Aug - 16 Aug 2020

Diego Bonetto

03 Aug - 09 Aug 2020

Tyza Stewart

27 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

Larissa Hjorth

20 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Louise Zhang

13 Jul - 19 Jul 2020

Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

06 Jul - 12 Jul 2020

Stelarc

29 Jun - 05 Jul 2020

Rainbow Chan

22 Jun - 28 Jun 2020

Jason Phu

15 Jun - 21 Jun 2020

Abdul Abdullah

08 Jun - 14 Jun 2020

Patricia Piccinini

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020

Radha

18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor