7th April 2009 by Robert Wilkinson
2 hour 50 mins
On 6 tracks on CD with summary
Born 1955 in London. He remembers first visiting Kettle’s Yard with his older brother, who was at Downing College, University of Cambridge. Jeremy studied for a postgraduate Diploma in History of Art at Oxford University and became the second (and for a while live-in) curator of Kettle’s Yard from 1977 to 1983. In his interview, Jeremy recalls visiting Jim Ede in Edinburgh shortly after starting the job. He also describes Jim’s last visit to Kettle’s Yard and rearranging it back to what he wanted, pebbles and all. Whilst at Kettle’s Yard, he instituted an exciting programme of exhibitions and worked with Roger Malbert and Mike Tooby (both interviewed) whilst there. He remembers the regular flow of correspondence from Jim. Jeremy wrote the first House Guide with support from Mike Tooby who wrote the artist biographies.
After leaving Kettle’s Yard, Jeremy worked at the Tate Gallery from 1983 to 2002, initially as Print Curator, ending up as its Director of Collections. At the time of interview Jeremy was an independent curator and art consultant living in north London.