Crafts

Walker, Audrey (14 of 15) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:18

  • Shelf mark

    C960/30

  • Subjects

    Textiles

  • Recording date

    2004-09-01, 2004-09-02

  • Recording locations

    interviewee's home, Pembrokeshire

  • Interviewees

    Walker, Audrey, 1928- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 14: Tape 8 (F15808) Side A: Description of retiring from Goldsmiths and moving to Pembrokeshire, mentions Eirian and Denys Short and Rozanne Hawksley. Description of living in Pembrokeshire and of AW's cottage. Remarks on enjoying retirement. Comments on friends' reactions to AW's move to Pembrokeshire, remarks on the large number of local artists, mentions Philip Sutton and Dennis Curry. Description of AW's leaving party at Goldsmiths, mentions her replicas of Greek costumes. Mentions having a good teacher's pension. Remarks on buying 'The Lotus Eater's' by AK and a porcelain figure by Claire Curneen. Remarks on finding it hard to judge video art. Mentions Bill Viola. Description of AW's work since moving to Pembrokeshire. Long description of AW's solo show organised by Ruthin Gallery, description of Philip Hughes' support and professionalism, remarks on showing drawings as well as textiles. Description of AW's work since her solo show, mentions using a curtain in her textiles. Description of AW's process of making textiles, remarks on cutting up pieces she doesn't like. Description of exhibiting at 'The Knitting and Stitching Show' . Comments on the problems of hanging textiles.

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