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Lloyd Rees interviewed for the Australian Eye series [sound recording]
Bib ID 333751
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Rees, Lloyd, 1895-1988
 
Access Conditions Access open for research only; as copyright rests with Film Australia all requests for copies and any public use to be made to Film Australia; permission from interviewee or their estate also required for public use. 
Description 1981 Jan. 30 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 111 min): analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Australian eye. Series 5.

Summary

Rees speaks about his friend artist Roland Wakeland, and the public reaction to his work; his (Ree's) early work with drawings, both in pen & pencil; the influence that the Australian Society of Artists had on the art scene in Australia; his painting techniques; why he was conservative in his choice of paints; the work of Australian artists Heysen & Meldrum & gives some recollections of his friendship with Meldrum; recollections of artist & gallery owner Julian Ashton; recollections of artist John Passmore & his works.

Rees speaks about the paintings he had chosen to include in the Australian Eye series (The serge of the sea & Suburbian Sydney); Arthur Streeton's work; work of young Australian artists such as Bret Whitely & John Olsen; importance of intensified drawing training for art students; female artists in Sydney in the 1920s, in particular Thea Proctor, compares the quality of their work with their male counterparts; some contemporaries in the Australian Society of Artists in the 1920s, including Roberts, Streeton & Lambert; his political beliefs.

Notes

Recorded on Jan. 30, 1981.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (1 p.) & uncorrected transcript (typescript, 29 leaves) 
Subjects Rees, Lloyd, 1895-1988 -- Interviews.  |  Australian Society of Artists.  |  Painters, Australian -- 20th century.  |  Art, Australian -- 20th century.  |  Art, Modern -- 20th century.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Film Australia

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