Alan Oldfield Interview
James Gleeson Oral History Collection
James Gleeson interviews Alan Oldfield
1 August 1979
In the 1970s, leading surrealist painter Dr James Gleeson AO ventured into the studios of 98 Australian artists to discuss their works that had been acquired by the Gallery. As an artist, curator and writer, Gleeson brought a deeply thoughtful and personal perspective to these conversations.
The interviews, originally recorded on audio cassette tapes, now form the basis of a unique archive – the James Gleeson Oral History Collection – a vital historical and cultural resource for the study of contemporary Australian art. They provide first-hand insights into the genesis and creation of select works of art, mapping their enduring influence on Australian society more broadly.
Art & Artists
View of Bondi
3 April 1975
9 June 1975
5 April 1975
9 September 1975
The dance spreads Rumours about Sydney. (Two-sided posters for Rumours).
Portfolio: 40 costume and set designs, and an eight-leaf programme "Rumours", a ballet performed by the Dance Company of Sydney