Drew, Joanna. (49 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 49. Joanna Drew [JD] talks about the Elephant Trust; makes brief reference to former chairman, Lord Hutchinson. JD goes on to describe the Henry Moore Foundation and her involvement in it; she explains how funding decisions are agreed via knowledge and consensus. JD gives background to publication of Peter de Francia's album of drawings designed by Adam Lowe and published by The Maruts Press in an edition of 100 copies signed by the artist. General remarks about notion of celebrity in art. Refers to efforts being made to update the image of cricket. JD talks about her attitude to contemporary art and briefly refers to Rachel Whiteread and Mona Hatoum. JD confirms she has no desire to write her memoirs.

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