Sutton, Ann (11 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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    2004-06-08, 2004-06-15, 2004-06-29

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    Interviewee's home, Arundel

  • Interviewees

    Sutton, Ann, 1935- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 11: Description of Barry Summer School continued. Mentions the Mexican Art exhibition at the Tate, the French Tapestry Exhibition at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Description of 'Modern American Wall Hangings' exhibition (MAWHE) at the V&A. Mentions Ted Hallman, Lenore Tawney, Trude Guermonprez and Ed Rossbach. Remarks on the influence of the MAWHE and the lack of communication between English and American Textile artists at the time. Description of the Mexican Art exhibition, remarks on the lack of exhibitions and colour supplements at the time. Mentions seeing work presented by the Contemporary Art Society in galleries and museums. Description of sketch books kept as a student. Mentions a current project of drawing around Arundel. Remarks on students sketch books and mood boards. Description of the influence of MAWHE on AS's work. Mentions AS's 'Miniature Textiles' Exhibition. Remarks on the differences between American and English textiles in the 1960s. Description of the 'Weaving For Walls' exhibition at the V&A, her involvement in selection of pieces. Mentions Hugh Wakefield, Miriam Gilbey, Margaret Seagroatt. Description of making 'Sun Spot'. Story about the V&A losing a piece of her work. The V&A's failure to correctly inform a potential sponsor about how many of AS's pieces are in the collection. Mentions setting up a weaving summer school at Croydon with Enid Marx.

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