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Donald Friend interviewed by Barbara Blackman [sound recording]
Bib ID 726386
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Friend, Donald, 1915-1989, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1984 
3 cassettes (ca. 270 min.) ; 1 7/8 ips. 
Summary

Donald Friend, Australian artist, describes his life in Bali; paintings sold on the island and exhibitions sent to Australia; his three books published while in Bali; reasons for leaving Bali; his still life paintings; friends; exhibitions; painters and galleries; his diaries given to the National Library; influences on his life; time in the Army during WWII; opinions of art critics, young painters and dealers; his mural painted for James Fairfax; Torres Straits Islander culture; his paintings of Aborigines; the young boy he brought to Australia for medical treatment; differences between the Society of Artists and the Contemporaries; ballet design; book illustrating; writer friends and acquaintances. The tape ends with a description of Donald Friend, his house, studio and garden.

Notes

Recorded at Paddington, N.S.W. between 28 November 1984 and 6 December 1984.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 84 leaves) 
Subjects Friend, Donald, - 1915-1989 - Interviews.  |  Painters - Australia - Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Blackman, Barbara, 1928-, Interviewer

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    ORAL TRC 1793 (transcript)
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