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Drawing Room Talk – Fay Ballard

Drawing Room Talk – Fay Ballard

Notes from a 15-minute talk given by Fay Ballard to artist members of the Drawing Room’s Professional Network, London, in September 2014. I’m going to begin by describing some recent drawing and then go on to look at the research which underpins it. I’ve been working on a series of Memory Boxes which explore my childhood memories. Each Box contains…
House Clearance – Fay Ballard

House Clearance – Fay Ballard

I was born at home and delivered with assistance from my father on 24 August 1957, the day before my mother’s birthday. We lived at 23 The Hermitage, Richmond, Surrey. On 8 October 1959, my brother accidently broke a gas pipe in the nursery and we both lay unconscious, saved by our father performing mouth- to- mouth resuscitation. At the…