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Michael Shannon interviewed by Barbara Blackman [sound recording]
Bib ID 938906
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Shannon, Michael, 1927-1993, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1986 
2 cassettes (ca. 135 min) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Summary

Michael Shannon, an artist, speaks about his early life and schooling; time at the Gallery School in Melbourne and George Bell School; cultural life of Melbourne in the late 1940s; Melbourne student art world during World War II; journey to England on a cargo ship; Leger school in Paris; visits to Europe, 1942-53; teaching at Melbourne Grammer with John Brack; exhibitions in the 1960s; his "urban period"; views on religion; regret at not having a family; paintings in State galleries; tastes in literature; painters he admires; resentment at being excluded from the Antipodean Exhibition; Fred Williams; term on the Visual Arts Board; John Olsen and other matters.

Notes

Transcript unavailable.

Recorded at South Yarra, Vic. on 10 December 1986.

Also available online via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn938906

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) 
Subjects Shannon, Michael, - 1927-1993 - Interviews.  |  Painters - Australia - Interviews.
Occupation Painters.
Other authors/contributors Blackman, Barbara, 1928-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 2138
Copy: Recording
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 2138 (summary)
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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