HIPPY DAYS & ARABIAN NIGHTS

 Katherine Boland

Spanning five decades and as many continents, this is a funny, moving and compelling story of a woman whose extraordinary life is without could-or-should-haves. From the get-go, Australian artist Katherine Boland has grabbed life by the throat in pursuit of her heart and her dreams. This is the story of one gutsy, feisty and creative woman. Boland came to Australia as a child with her family on the 10-pound-Pom scheme. Her father couldn’t make the adjustment and took the family back to the UK, then Spain, but returned to the Gippsland Lakes in rural Victoria where alcoholism and depression led to him committing suicide. Years later, enrolled in art school at RMIT and living in a share-flat in bohemian St Kilda, Katherine embraces the counterculture movement.