Amanda Hayman grew up in Logan city, Queensland and has Aboriginal cultural connections to Kalkadoon and Wakka Wakka Country. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in contemporary art. Amanda is also a part of the BlakLash Collective, a small business that provides innovative curatorial approaches to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artist engagement. Amanda has over 12 years’ experience of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in the field of storytelling through art and technology. She is currently the Manager of kuril dhagun, the Indigenous space and public programming unit at the State Library of Queensland.