Biography

Melanie Kemp is a Pitjantjatjara artist living at the remote Aboriginal community of Kanpi in northern South Australia. Melanie currently attends boarding school in Adelaide as there are not high schools in the communities. Although she is young she has a keen interest I painting and her work is based on the traditional knowledge handed down from her parents and grandparents of food collection and water sources which were vital for survival in this dynamic desert landscape.