BORN:                                   c. 1970

AREA:                                   Santa Teresa, now living Akaye Soakage, Mulga Outstation

COUNTRY:                           Utopia Region, Northern Territory

LANGUAGE:                        Eastern Arrente/Anmatyerre


Coleen paints the Dreaming of Wild Bush Yam, Bush Plum, Black Plum, and Awelye (Women's Ceremony) which are Ceremonial Body Paint Designs significant to the Ceremonies and Rituals that are the basis of everyday life for the women of the community.

She is self taught artist and has been painting for the past 20 years.

Colleen lives at Akaye Soakage with her husband Colin Bird and four children. Colleen went to school in Alice Springs.