Born circa 1940 at Atnangker (275 kilometres north East of Alice Springs), Kathleen is recognised as one of Australia’s great living artists. She was the recipient of the 13th Telstra NATSIA Award in 1996 and is the subject of a book of essays called ‘Genius of Place’. She speaks Anmatyerre with English as her second language and divides her time between a home in Adelaide and her community of Mosquito Bore in the Utopia Homelands.
1998 Finalist “Seppelts Contemporary Art Award - Visual Art” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
1998 Winner People’s Choice Award Seppelts Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 1997 Overall Winner Visy Board Art Prize, the Barossa Vintage Festival Art Show, Nurioopta, SA 1996 Joint Second Prize, Open Award Category 3rd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heritage Commission Art Award, Canberra 1996 Overall Winner Telstra 13th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT