Kaye Warrie

Cheeditha Art Group

Kaye Warrie is a Yindjibarndi woman living in Cheeditha Community near Roebourne in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

Kaye has been painting since the early 2000s.  Before the Cheeditha Art Group was established, she worked with other artists’ cooperatives, including Roebourne Art Group (RAG).  With RAG, Kaye exhibited in the Cossack Art Award, Colours of our Country and Ngurra Nyingu.

Kaye is now establishing an independent art career. While continuing her painting, Kaye is also exploring other mediums, finding new ways to keep her stories and culture alive.

Her artworks feature the Seven Sisters dreamtime story (represented by the Pleiades star cluster), the land and the colours she sees in her Country. The Thurlawirdingbirding (Sturt Pea) often features in her work, drawing on the strong childhood memories of her mother giving the children the flowers to suck out the sweetness.

Kaye’s mother used to take them out on Country, showing and telling the stories of the marks on the land.