Drew, Joanna. (12 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 12. Joanna Drew's [JD] criticism of Tate sculpture display and Ashmolean twentieth century holdings (continued). Comments on problems of educating public, including reference to education programmes at Hayward Gallery [HG] in JD's time. Mentions taking great nieces to Galleries for selective looking. Further criticism of Tate's roping off of sculpture by Caro and King. JD's childhood memories, including no interest in art; mentions day school in Chester 1938, Mary Erskine School for Girls, known as Edinburgh Ladies College, Queen St., Edinburgh and Dartington School, 1943. Details of JD's time at Dartington, including reference to Imogen Holst, Head of Music School, visits by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. Stint as school secretary at Dartington. Mentions continuing friendships with Anthony Neville, Breon and Siobhan O'Casey (children of Sean O'Casey). Comments on novelty of meeting Jews at school. Reference to democratic running of Dartington, American influence and uncompetitive climate.

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