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Anne Richards interviewed by Kay Lawrence in the Parliament House embroiderers oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5432385
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Richards, D. Anne, 1931-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 190 min.) 
Series

Parliament House embroiderers oral history project.

Summary

Anne Richards speaks about her childhood in different countries and cultures; her father’s occupation; her family’s English background; her extended family; her trip to England; her mother and her siblings; her schooling and education in Australia; WWII; moving to Kerang, Vic.; Melbourne Teachers College; her brother's careers; her career as a teacher in Victoria and UK; Constance Howard; completing a Diploma of Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; her exhibition, and research into the history of embroidery; Diploma of Textiles at RMIT and postgraduate studies; Burwood Teachers College; textile teaching programs; Rusden Campus Art Department; craft practice in the community; Embroiderers Guild of Victoria; the focus and the legacy of the art and design course; the Burwood Collection; fellowship in textiles; her role as the Coordinator of the Parliament House Embroidery; ACT Embroiderers Guild; the difficulties of translating 'tone' for the embroiderers; the challenges of translating image into stitch; Kay Lawrence; the success of the project; the importance of conservation measures; her involvement in changing public perceptions of embroidery; Parliament House Embroidery video; her professional development throughout the project; her transition to retirement and her involvement in voluntary work; role models and influences; family relationships; female role models; Oxfam; her independence and resilience; the effects of the loss of her father on her life; her thoughts about the future.

Notes

Recorded on 26 and 29 June 2011 in Surrey Hills, Vic.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (10 p.) 
Subjects Richards, D. Anne, 1931- -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Parliament House.  |  Teachers -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Textile artists -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Embroidery -- Australia.
Occupation Teachers.  |  Artists.
Other authors/contributors Lawrence, Kay, 1947-, Interviewer

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