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Personal Biography:
Taylor was born at Malara*, a waterhole east of Pipalyatjara, circa 1940. He was born at the important site of the Wanampi Tjukurpa, the Water Snake Dreaming and is a traditional custodian of Malara. Taylor's mother was from Iltur, near Coffin Hill. This site is associated with traditional men's ceremony. Taylor's father was from Pipalyatjara,located in the north-western region ofSouth Australia, close to the Western Australian border. Taylor is an important senior man and he is a recognised custodian of traditional aboriginal law and culture. He has never married and his disposition reflects a quiet dignity of a senior man. Taylor holds a responsibility as uncle to his two sisters' children. Taylor commenced painting at Kaltjiti Arts in 2009. His first large work was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. An expert craftsman, Taylor continues to make the traditional hunting weapons of aboriginal men. Spears and spear throwers are his particular favourites.
Group Exhibitions:
2018 - March: Steadfast-Works from Kaitjiti, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2018 March Eurantica: Brussels Art Fair -Aboriginal Signature -Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels Belgium
2018March: Tjilpikutjara-kutjara: Tjukurpa kun pu Kutju:Four Senior Men: One Strong Story.Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney NSW
2018 March: Steadfast Kaltjiti Works -ShortStreet Gallery Broome WA
2017 October: Tarnanthi Indigenous Art Festival. Art Gallery of SA Adelaide, SA
2017 August: Telstra NATSIAA finalist.
2017 September 'Gems of the APY Lands' : Paris art fair (Parcours des Mondes -12/09 to 17/09) Aboirignal Signature Estrangin Art Gallery
2017 September: Desert Mob Show Alice Springs NT
2017 June Kaltjiti Arts continuing our story. Paul Johnstone Gallery Darwin NT
2017 February. Artists of the APY Lands. Alcaston Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria.
2016 October Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW.Nganamp Kililpi -Our Stars
2016September Desert Mob Show Araluen Galleries Alice Springs NT 2016 August Salon de Refuse Charles Darwin Univeristy Gallery Darwin NT
2016 July Now we Fly -Aboriginal & Pacific Art Sydney NSW
2016 June RAFT Art Space Alice Springs NT A Song and a Prayer for our Friend.
2016 May 18 Paul Johnstone Gallery KILILPI-TILI PULKA IRNYAN-Bright Shining Stars by the Artists of Kaltjiti
2015 October Tarnanthi Art Fair Tandanya NACI Adelaide SA
2015 September Desert Mob Show Araluen Galleries Alice Springs NT
2015 August: The Gallery Shop, Potts Point Sydney NSW
2015 August 7-9: St Ignatius College Art Show
2015, Adelaide SA
2014 August 1-24SALA Week Federal Court foyer Exhibition, Adelaide SA
2014 June-'Intersections' Marshall Arts AdelaideSA
2014 May Adelaide Airport/Marshall Arts SA
2014 March -June SA Museum Ngintaka Songlines exhibition
2014 March Eastern APY Lands Group Show, Gallery Art Kelch Freiburg Germany.
2013 September Kunmanara: Kaltjiti Arts -Paul Johnstone Gallery Darwin NT
2013 August Kaltjiti Artists
2013 -Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne
2013 May, KAltjiti Artists Marshall Art, Adelaide
2012 October, A.P Bond Gallery, Adelaide
2012 September, Desert Mob
2012, Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs
2012 September, CCAE, Darwin
2012 July, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2012 May, Mossenson's Gallery, Perth
2012 March, APY land survey exhibition, Talapi, Alice Springs
2011 October, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2011 September, Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana, Sydney
2011 September, Desert Mob, Araluen Art Galleries, Alice Springs
2011 June, 'Malparara', Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2011 May, NGV 150th Aniversary Exhibition, 'Living Water', curated by Judith Ryan, Melbourne
2010 November, Watiku Show: Raft Art Space Alice Springs
2010 September Desert Mob Show, Araluen Art Galleries, Alice Springs
2010 August " Painters of Fregon" -RAFT Art Space,Alice Springs
2010 April APY LAnds survey show -Raft Art SpaceAlice Springs
2009 September Desert Mob Show, -Araluen Art Galleries, Alice Springs Collections:
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne Australia Private Collections
Harriett & Richard England Collection,
Sydney Laverty Collection Australia
Artbank Collection Sydney Australia
Araluen Collection Alice Springs NT
Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi Collection Seattle USA Publications:
2012 Artwork included as part of ARTbank christmas card collection
2010 Tjukurpa Pulkatjara, The Power of the Law. South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2009 -Painting the Song: Kaltjiti Artists of the Sand dune Country by Dr Diana James.

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