Kate Cuthbert was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia.
Having studied Interior & Furniture Design, she moved to designing & making jewellery. She has successfully and profoundly landed herself in the art of collage. Her collage making processes have taken over the very essence of her life. She draws inspiration from “anywhere and everywhere!” whether it is humour or life experiences; all of which play a large role in her art making process.
“I work with anything and everything, primarily paper. Nothing collagable is safe!
I love vintage magazines, mainly for the advertising, and National Geographic’s magazines are always a great source. I can't pass an op shop without looking through the books. I cut with both scissors and an exacto knife, depending on the image and paper quality”
Her art making process is an organic and free flowing process. Sharing her work space with her cat, she lets her works happen naturally and makes a note not to over work them. All her works are hand cut, with absolutely no subjection to digital manipulation. Occasionally she works with mixed media but her line of work is predominately paper collage.