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Barbara Blackman Barbara Blackman i(A21429 works by) (birth name: Barbara Patterson) (a.k.a. Barbara Ena Blackman)
Also writes as: Barbara Blackman Veldhoven ; Barbara Patterson
Born: Established: 1928 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Barbara Blackman grew up in Brisbane where she was influenced by the Barjai art and literary group during the 1940s. She gained a BA (Hons. Psych.) at the University of Queensland. Blackman lived in Melbourne before residing for some time in both London and Paris with her husband of 30 years, artist Charles Blackman (q.v.).

Blackman's working career has spanned jobs as a child psychologist, artist's model, magazine columnist and radio producer. She was co-founder of the Little Lookout Theatre, Sydney and has been a member of the C. G. Jung Society and the National Federation of Blind Citizens.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 Order of Australia Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) For distinguished service to the arts and to the community, as a supporter of artistic performance, through philanthropic contributions, and as an advocate for people who are blind and partially sighted.

Awards for Works

Glass After Glass : Autobiographical Reflections 1997 single work autobiography

The uncompromising and perceptive autobiography of Barbara Blackman, poet, blind woman, wife and mother. The wife of Charles Blackman and friend of Joy Hester recounts her life amid a generation of artists and free spirits revealing herself to be a woman of wisdom, humour and strength.

(Source: Trove)

1998 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
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