Drew, Joanna. (31 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 31. Joanna Drew [JD] outlines methods used to organise temporary exhibitions; refers to Ingres. Describes 1971 Bridget Riley [BR] exhibition, selected by Bryan Robertson; anecdote about BR objection to equal billing of Erwin Piscator exhibition. Reference to Art in Revolution Exhibition 1971 and involvement of Camilla Gray - Prokofieva, and Lutz Becker. Details of B Riley's lighting requirements for her pictures; reference to importance of technicians and description of Bourlet's staff. JD comments on manner in which temporary exhibition operations functioned; refers to leadership of NR at the RA. Description of qualities JD judges necessary in committee. Mentions NS on British Council Committee and Turner Prize Committee; comments on Alan Bowness's consensual style and mentions Henry Moore Trustees Committee. Description of David Sylvester [DS] seminar style in committee and more succinct style of Roy Strong. Reference to British Council Fine Arts Committee; JD comments on being made to chair her own committee.

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