For Patricia Kelly, the notion of each person's distinct individual quality and essence evolved over many years, coming to fruition through an Individualism course at Griffith University (Brisbane).
After early education by the Sisters of Mercy and Ursuline Nuns in Toowoomba, she began singing studies there with Mansel Jones, continuing with Elizabeth Todd at New South Wales Conservatorium of Music (Sydney) and Joseph Halmos (Brisbane).
This led to performing with Queensland Opera Company and at music sites in Australia and England. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Griffith University with post-graduate studies at Queensland University of Technology.
As an arts journalist she worked under the inspiring direction of Brian Doyle, editor of The Catholic Leader (Brisbane); wrote for Opera Australia (later Opera Opera) founded and edited by David Gyger; The Australian; and Brisbane Courier Mail newspapers. She produced the monthly Perform Magazine of the Performing Arts and Tara News for the Queensland Irish Association (QIA), including a commemorative issue honoring the visit to Brisbane by the then Irish President Mary McAleese for the 1998 QIA Centenary. She also founded and directed QIA Tara Singers (1995-2012).
This book examining Authentic Individualism developed from her long-held interest in the cultural/political concept of the Individual that was stimulated through the Griffith University course formulated by Professor Wayne Hudson who guided, supervised and supported the progress of this book.
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