Artistic Influences

From childhood to now

One of my earliest memories is from when I was three, of my gung-gung teaching me how to hold a paintbrush. Throughout primary school, I was always drawing and I became known for it. Every year of high school, I picked art as my top elective and started to think that I could pursue it beyond school. At the end of Year Twelve, I prepared a portfolio and attended an interview at the Curtin University School of Art. There were more than 400 other prospective students, all with their portfolios in hand. I was nervous but I was accepted. On the first day, the head…

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Writer and artist from Perth, Western Australia. I write about art, books, identity and more. Find me on Twitter @blackman_maria

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Maria Blackman

Writer and artist from Perth, Western Australia. I write about art, books, identity and more. Find me on Twitter @blackman_maria