Kathleen Buzzacott was born in 1970 in Central Australia. She moved to Queensland for some time with her brother and sister to live with her father. However at aged 10, she returned to live with her mother at Hermannsburg in Central Australia. These formative years hunting and digging for honey ants are often reflected in her art.
Kathleen bases her art on her early childhood experiences and her life in general. Her husband and two sons still hunt Emu and kangaroo and they often go camping around her husband's traditional land west of Alice Springs.
Kathleen is also gaining recognition of her jewellery design. She started using natural seeds and more traditional forms of design but now has elevated to being chosen to exhibit her work in Sydney in April 2014.
In her early childhood, Kathleen moved to Queensland with her father, brother and sister. At the age of ten Kathleen returned to Central Australia with them to move back to “Country” to live with their mother at Hermannsburg. Kathleen currently lives with her husband and two sons on his traditional land “Iwupataka” west of Alice Springs.
Kathleen began painting in 1995 along with her sister, Julie-Anne Paige who is a prominent artist in her own right. Kathleen paints Bush Tucker and Children’s Stories which reflect her own happy childhood growing up with her family out bush. Kathleen is recognized not only as a prominent painter but also in other art mediums. Kathleen is the designer and creator of a popular range of Aboriginal jewelry incorporating natural seeds in modern contemporary settings.