Kim Mahood is a writer and artist based in Braidwood, NSW. She grew up on the Tanami Downs station and has maintained strong connections with the traditional owners, some of whom worked for her family. Since the station has become Aboriginal owned, members of her family now work for Tanami Downs.
(Biography details from Griffith Review)
Craft for a Dry Lake
2000autobiography single work In Craft for a Dry Lake, Kim Mahood embarks on an extraordinary journey to her heartland - the outback of her youth. Compelled to revisit the haunts of her childhood by the tragic death of her father, Kim seeks to lay his ghost to rest, but instead finds herself faced with many of her own. Her adventures are interwoven with the echoes of childhood memories and peopled by an intriguing cast of outback characters. At times the lines between past and present become blurred as a daughter travels in the footsteps of her father, searching for a sense of place in this landscape she once called home. (Source: Trove)