Drew, Joanna. (29 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 29. Joanna Drew [JD] describes her position at the Arts Council [AC] and circumstances surrounding opening of Hayward Gallery [HG] in 1968 and AC move to new premises at 105 Piccadilly ; mentions Arnold Goodman¹s [AG] appointment as Chairman of AC . Refers to subsequent increase in AC funding on Jennie Lee's appointment as First Minister for the Arts during Harold Wilson¹ first Government. Describes increase in staff in order to run touring programme and temporary exhibitions programme at HG with Norbert Lynton as Director of Exhibitions; refers to Matisse, Van Gogh and Frescoes from Florence exhibitions and need to establish policy of balanced programme of exhibitions. Raoul Dufy exhibition first engagement with sponsorship by default. Mentions Anthony Caro and Bridget Riley exhibitions. Describes success of mixed exhibition The New Art 1972, organised by Ann D¹ Offay (then Ann Seymour) Comments on the first of the Hayward Annuals, selected by Michael Compton, Howard Hodgkin and William Turnbull; refers to the Hayward Annual 1978 selected by Rita Donagh, Tess Jaray, Liliane Lijn, Kim Lim and Gillian Wise with texts by Lucy Lippard, Sarah Kent, Adrian Morris and Leopoldo Maler. Mentions first British Art Show 1979 selected by William Packer. Refers to Serpentine Gallery shows from 1970 of contemporary British Artists and one person shows of major foreign artists at HG and Serpentine. Comments on Henry Moore's 80th birthday exhibition at Serpentine 1978 and his presence on Art Panel when new HG being discussed, details. Mentions Mark Irvine's book on HG. Details of the HG's lack of natural light. Reference to RA's low ebb before advent of Norman Rosenthal and Hugh Casson.

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