Kathy is a Western Arrarnta woman, born at the Hermannsburg mission, and now living in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Kathy’s grandmother is Albert Namatjira’s sister, and Dellina Inkamala, who also paints at Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre is Kathy’s niece. When Kathy was a child, growing up, she used to look at her father Cliford Inkamala, a successful watercolour artist, paint landscape watercolours. Kathy’s mother was a crafty woman, she sawed, used croshades, and produced placemats from native bean seeds for decoration. Kathy decided when she was younger that she would like to continue this artistic tradition. Today, she is inspired by native bush flowers and bush tucker in the Northern Territory area. In 2017 Kathy obtained a certificate 4 in visual art from the Batchelor institute.
Kathy says about herself: I am very keen to improve my skills as a watercolourists. When I finish to paint a watercolour painting I feel very proud about my work. The country I paint is important to me because it’s my father’s country.
2019 Lumen Prints Workshop with AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2019 Cicada press etching workshop, Sydney, NSW
2021 Arrkurla nakala kurunga lyaata-ntama (Before and Now), South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
2020 Homeless on my Homeland, NIRIN 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
2019 Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA
2019 Pmarra Nurna-Kananhala untha-lapp-urma (Walking through country), Hazelhurst Art centre, Sydney, NSW.
2018 Vivien Anderson Gallery, VIC
2016 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2016 Abducted!, Alcaston Gallery, VIC
- 2018 Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, NT
- 2019 Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), Sydney
- 2016 National Museum of Australia (NMA)
- 2016 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
- 2016 UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
- 2019, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
- 2018 Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, QLD
2018 35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum Art Gallery NT. Winner, Works On Paper