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Yia Nuka is an interactive Aboriginal cultural experience hosted by Kathleen Buzzacott, artist, designer, poet and entrepreneur.
Learn about ancient traditions like the art of jewellery making, seed collection and bush tucker and how they translate into the modern world.
Yia Nuka means my story. Visitors engage in an intimate conversation with Kathleen Buzzacott, an internationally renowned Aboriginal artist of proud Pitajantjatjara and Western Arrernte heritage.
Kathleen and her family invite to you to their home, art studio and gallery, situated on Arrernte Native Title Homeland. This is a rare opportunity, not usually available to the public without a permit. This is made possible by the permission of the Traditional Owners, including Kathleen’s husband, Keith.
Join Kathleen as she reveals her life story with humour and honesty, sharing the intimacies of her family and their connection to each other. Learn about ancient traditions like the art of jewellery making, seed collection and bush tucker and how they translate into the modern world.
Using local, native seeds, you'll craft your own traditionally inspired native seed bracelet or key ring, as a lasting memento of your time in Central Australia.
From the air-conditioned comfort of Kathleen’s beautifully appointed art studio, you’ll marvel at the stunning views of the West MacDonnell Ranges and don’t forget to check out the International Award Winning toilets, while you’re there!
The workshop runs Tuesday – Friday from 10am and is 2 Hours in duration. The workshop caters for private groups of 6 - 10 people.
Kathleen Buzzacott’s Studio and Gallery is 20 km west from Alice Springs located near Simpsons Gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Address: Tywenpe (A) Access, Hugh NT 0872, Alice Springs NT 0870