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Drew, Joanna. (30 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:12

  • Shelf mark

    C466/139

  • Subjects

    Art

  • Recording date

    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

  • Interviewees

    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

  • Abstract

    Part 30. Joanna Drew [JD] mentions 1969 Pop Art exhibition selected by John Russell and Suzy Gablik; refers to 1970 Claes Oldenburg exhibition put on by the AC at Tate and the Tate's decision to have its own temporary exhibition programme. Details relating to genesis of proposal for AC temporary exhibitions building, including description of LCC and GLC's role and details of lease requirements for the Hayward Gallery [HG]. JD emphasises efforts to establish HG as venue for major art exhibitions and refusal to rename it; mentions Architectural Association [AA] and Archeogram. Anecdote about turning down Charles Jencks proposal for art exhibition in context of GLC giving notice to quit HG. Details of politics relating to AC taking over South Bank on abolition of GLC; JD refers to role of William Reece Mogg [WRM], and Margaret Thatcher [MT]; mentions Ken Livingstone. Details of AC takeover of South Bank and role of Richard Pulford. JD comments on problems encountered by AC when dealing with Regional Arts Associations during abolition of GLC and six Metropolitan Authorities. Reference to Tony Blair. Mentions Robin Campbell taking over from Gabriel White. JD mentions organising Van Gogh exhibition 1968 at HG and Henry Moore exhibition at Tate; describes working with Henry Moore, visits to studio in Perry Green. Details of problems encountered in hanging pictures at HG.

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