Drew, Joanna. (36 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 36. Joanna Drew [JD] describes process of costing exhibitions programme and theoretical staff cuts with South Bank Centre [SBC] takeover; mentions World of Islam Festival Trust financial contribution to The Arts of Islam and incidence of bribery on part of Middle Eastern sheikh. Mentions lack of sponsorship for Thirties Exhibition, 1979. Talks about low installation costs for Dada and Surrealism Reviewed and sponsorship for Edwin Lutyens exhibition, including reference to Colin Amery's efforts to raise money. Anecdote about raising sponsorship for Corbusier exhibition with help from Stuart Lipton. Describes Julia Peyton - Jones' role as exhibition fund raiser, mentions Pearson as reliable sponsor; refers to Becks Beer and Bloomberg. Further reference to Sensation Exhibition and Charles Saatchi. Details of JD's personal wardrobe for social events; refers to Egg in Kinnerton Mews and designer Asha Sarabhai.

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