Join us for a spotlight talk with 24th Biennale of Sydney artist, Kaylene Whiskey, who will appear by her work on display in the Boiler House at White Bay Power Station to discuss the themes and content of the work, her practice, and the process of realising the project.


Kaylene Whiskey is from a family of artists, including her grandfather Kunmanara (Whiskey) Tjukangku, a renowned senior man and artist. Whiskey started working at Iwantja Arts, located in the Indulkana Community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in north-west South Australia, after finishing school, making paintings that incorporated representations of local flora and fauna, as well as traditional bush foods. Over time Whiskey developed her unique approach to painting, with depictions of pop culture references sitting alongside elements from traditional Anangu culture. She favours painting prominent figures such as Dolly Parton and Tina Turner, as well as comic book characters like Wonder Woman in a celebration of heroic women and the sisterhood.

Presented in partnership with Iwantja Arts and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Logos, from left: Creative Australia, Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, NSW Government, City of Sydney, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Neislon Foundation, Mrvac, and Destination NSW

Kaylene Whiskey supported by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain