Kim Mahood is the author of the award-winning memoir Craft for a Dry Lake, (Random House 2000), and Position Doubtful, (Scribe 2016), which explores the relationships between Aboriginal and settler Australians, and between people, art and country in the Tanami Desert.
She has co-ordinated projects involving collaboration between Indigenous and non-indigenous artists, custodians and scientists, and facilitated cultural and environmental mapping projects with Aboriginal groups in the Kimberley, Central Australia and western NSW. She has worked in various capacities as a consultant, facilitator and writer for the Canning Stock Route art project, the Martu art project 'We Don't Need a Map', and the Seven Sisters Songlines project.
Her art practice explores the interface between Aboriginal and western representations of landscape/country, and includes collaborations with the Walmajarri painter Veronica Lulu, and artist/photographer the late Pamela Lofts. These collaborations explore the complexities and differences between embodied and mediated art practices.