Kaylene Whisky Dolly and Tina Tea Towel
This frameable tea towel is a triumphant result from a collaboration between @iwantja_arts and Melbourne’s Third Drawer Down. Made from the artwork of Dolly Parton and Tina Turner by the magnificent and super talented Kaylene Whiskey.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about all the strong women – pop stars like Dolly Parton and Tina Turner, superheroes like Wonder Woman and strong influences for me like my mother and aunties. I’ve been celebrating these women in my paintings and bringing them all together for a good time” – Kaylene Whiskey, 2020
Kaylene was born in Indulkana, a remote Aboriginal community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in north-west South Australia. Her 80’s childhood has inspired a world of stories and comic book style canvases.
-67cm x 50cm (19.7 x 26.4″”)
6 in stock
About the Artist
Born in Indulkana, a remote Aboriginal community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia, Kaylene spent her childhood steeped in 1980s pop culture. Evoking familiar gestures of the everyday, her paintings use bright colours rendering pop stars in flat pictorial space, engaging with Whiskey’s own life in rural Australia. Kaylene perfectly creates comic book-like worlds on her canvases that are instantly nostalgic and captivating and is part of the talented collective Iwantja Arts, the art centre in the Indulkana Community.
Kaylene makes you want to dance inside your mind and wear a coat of many colours. She celebrates strong woman and merges fancy pop with her daily life and personal experiences. Community is a massive part of her visual language – whimsical yet strong in message – have a good time but look after your sisters.