Hermannsburg, Northern Territory
Iltja Ntjarra/Many Hands Art Centre
Kathy is a Western Arrarnta woman from the Hermannsburg mission. She now lives in Alice Springs.
Kathy is participating in a visual art course at Batchelor institute to obtain a certificate 4 in visual art. She is inspired by native bush flowers and bush tucker in the Northern Territory area.
When Kathy was a child, growing up, she used to look at her father Cliford Inkamala, a successful watercolour painter, paint landscape watercolours. Kathy’s mother was a crafty woman, she sewed, used croshades, and produced place mats from native bean seeds for decoration. Kathy decided when she was younger that she would like to continue this artistic tradition.
Kathy’s grandmother is Albert Namatjira’s sister. Dellina Inkamala, who also paints at Ngurratjuta Many Hands art centre is Kathy’s niece. Another family member at the centre, Kathy’s sister, is Sophia Inkamala.
Kathy is very keen to improve her skills as a watercolourists. When she finishes to paint a watercolour painting she feels very proud about her work. The country she paints is important to her because it’s her father’s country.
See more of Kathy’s artwork at Iltja Ntjarra/Many Hands Art Centre