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Nalda Searles interviewed by Criena Fitzgerald [sound recording]
Bib ID 5716803
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Searles, Nalda, 1945-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 129 min.) 
Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Nalda Searles speaks about her family history; childhood in Boulder; the Boulder community and family connections; living in Bullfinch; her father's work; her father's accident in the bush; women's lives and friendships; Boulder and Kalgoorlie mines; drinking and domestic violence; female role models; her schooling; nursing; poetry and reading; travel to Africa; wildlife photography; working as a social photographer; her art education; attending Curtin University; making baskets in Africa and America; running textile camps; her interest in tribal basketry techniques; teaching art as a form of social work; the influence of the land on her art; friendship with Mary McLean; developing a healing centre in the bush; the difficulties faced by women artists and indigenous artists; sculpture; her fellowship from the W.A. Dept. of the Arts; art as a career; her inspirations; attitudes to higher education; how ageing effects art.

Notes

Recorded on 5 August 2011 in Perth, W.A.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) 
Subjects Searles, Nalda, 1945- -- Interviews.  |  Artists -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Western Australia.  |  Kalgoorlie-Boulder (W.A.) -- History -- 20th century.
Occupation Artists.
Other authors/contributors Fitzgerald, Criena, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6357 (summary)
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