Drew, Joanna. (46 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 46. History of Photographers' Gallery (continued), including reference to Barry Lane and details of political manoeuverings. Remarks on artists' use of film and video. Background to 1989 exhibition, The Other Story: Afro - Asian Artists in Post - War Britain, [OS] selected by Rasheed Araeen. Mentions non participation of Dhruva Mistry and Anish Kapoor; Refers to Aubrey Williams. Details of JD's refusal to cancel The Other Story at request of Nicholas Snowman; refers to support of administrative chief executive at South Bank Centre [SCB], Richard Pulford, and necessity of cancelling Richard CorkĀ¹s exhibition. Joanna Drew [JD] mentions role of Andrew Dempsey in organising OS. Anecdotes about Derek Boscher's exhibition, 'Lives' , and Kenneth Robinson's request that a controversial painting be excluded from the exhibition. General remarks on issue of controversial images.

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