Article published in The Age, written by Jewel Topsfield.
Artist Mig Dann was 81 when she was awarded a PhD from the School of Art at RMIT University.
Dann, who worked for David Bowie in Paris and New York in the 1970s, had been making sculptures for decades, but had never been to art school or thought of herself as an artist.
“I was about 70 when my stepson’s girlfriend said to me one day, ‘Why don’t you go to art school? Then you won’t have to work in your backyard’. I kind of pooh-poohed it. I guess secretly I was excited by the idea, but I didn’t really let myself think that it was a possibility because I thought, you know, I’m old. Although I wasn’t as old as I am now.”