Ackroyd, Norman (24 of 24).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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    2009-05-25, 2009-06-15, 2009-08-10, 2009-09-14, 2009-12-14, 2010-01-11, 2010-02-08, 2011-05-09, 2011-05-16, 2011-05-06

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's studio, London

  • Interviewees

    Ackroyd, Norman, 1938- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 24: [45:26] Chris Orr. [0:56] Christopher Frayling, Helen Frayling. Galway Print Exhibition, Impressions, NA’s involvement. First boat journey on which the Fraylings accompanied NA, Ian Ritchie, Jocelyn Ritchie, NA’s friend, Leonie [King?]; Mark Norman, agriculturalist. Comments on West of Ireland. Mary Macanrnie (sp). [8:56] NA and Royal Academy Schools [RAS]; Norman Stevens; Norman Adams. Roger de Grey, NA and prints in RA Summer Exhibition. RAS; Peter Freeth. [12:29] Eileen Coooper. Norman Stevens; David Oxtoby, Michael Vaughan, John Loker. Oxtoby. [coughs] Relationship Leeds and Bradford students. [17:37] Changes to Bermondsey in period since NA has lived there; renovation of warehouse in which he lives. Refers to clientele for NA’s work in Philadelphia. Neighbours when NA first came to live in Bermondsey. [21:40] Education of PA and SA. PA and music. SA’s education; Newcastle College of Art. [29:02] NA’s attitude to student fees for higher education. NA’s archive. Collections holding whole series of NA’s books. [32:11] NA’s exhibition at St Martin’s School of Art [coughs]. Framers used by NA; refers to NC framing NA works. [34:16] Changes to Bermondsey since NA first came to live there; Delfina, philanthropist, bought NA’s work, her restaurant and studios. Bermondsey Street Association. Zandra Rhodes. Prevention of gated community. Jay Jopling, White Cube. Local restaurants. [coughs] Tailors. [40:20] NA has photographed progress in last two years of the Shard [Renzo Piano building] as it has been built, Shard can be seen from NA’s property. [41:54:00] NA’s forthcoming lecture at BM on Picasso’s Vollard Suite. NA on day following recording session will attend dinner at RA in memory of Sidney Hutchinson; coat which NA will wear.

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