25th July 2008 by Fay Blanchard and Robert Wilkinson
1 hour 1 mins
On 2 tracks on CD with summary
Born 1955. Design, architecture and art historian. First visited Kettle’s Yard on a school trip in 1972 and had a tour of the house with Jim Ede. Was at the University of Cambridge in the mid 1970s reading History of Art. Duncan Robinson was Alan’s Director of Studies. He became student representative on the Kettle’s Yard Committee. Jim and Helen had moved to Edinburgh by then and Paul Clough was the live-in curator. He later became involved in hanging exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard and did not feel there ought to be a split between the house and the gallery.
Kettle’s Yard had a strong impact on him particularly in respect of the home as living space and decoration. He moved to London and ran a gallery for a number of years in King’s Cross. Alan now teaches history and the theory of architecture at University of Greenwich.