Drew, Joanna. (28 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 28. Joanna Drew [JD] describes leisure activities, including visits to Institute of Contemporary Art [ICA] in Dover St. Comments on personal relationships and marriage; anecdote about JD's headmaster. Recalls friends' attitude to Theo Crosby [TC] and Ann Buchanan's co - habitation; mentions Polly Hope. Remarks on TC's collaboration with Sam Wanamaker on Globe Theatre. JD mentions Romans in Britain Exhibition at Hayward Gallery in co-operation with National Theatre; raises question of a building's specific function. Telephone interruption. Returns to issue of London's lack of small scale space for intimate exhibitions; refers to Estorick Foundation, Islington. Mentions problems encountered at Hayward Gallery in mounting exhibitions. Details of Bryan Robertson's [BR] tenure at WCG, including link with International Council of Museum of Modern Art, New York; refers to funding from LCC (London County Council). Mentions Bernard Cohen and two different publics for Guernica shown at New Burlington Galleries and WCG. Describes BR's character and career; anecdote about BR's tardiness and reference to Raoul Dufy Exhibition. JD remarks on own attitude to pressure.

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