Critical Writing Index

Drawing so hard my hands hurt

by Persimmon Blackbridge

Matriart, 1992, v. 3, no. 1, pp. 10-14

Persimmon Blackbridge interviewed Claudia Burke on her experience in the mental health and justice systems. "I did a couple of drawings on what it's like to be diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. I drew one on having your tubes tied. I did quite a few on how television affects everyone's lives. And about the social behaviour of women amongst women. My feet were amputated when I was about twenty-three. When I woke up in the hospital, I just drew. When I got out of the hospital, I had my first exhibit."

ITEM 1992.032 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Persimmon Blackbridge

illustrationsClaudia Burke