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dc.creatorFiona Smith
dc.creatorVivien Scott
dc.date2018-02-17
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-14T11:48:46Z
dc.date.available2021-04-14T11:48:46Z
dc.identifierDG60/2/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/53204
dc.descriptionThis interview forms part of the Kirkcudbright Artists Remembered project. This project was active during the refurbishment of the Kirkcudbright Town hall into the Kirkcudbright Galleries centre and was undertaken as a partnership between the Kirkcudbright Harbour Cottage Trust and the EERC. In this interview, David Mitchell (aged 58) recalls stories from his family memories of the Kirkcudbright artist dating back to the inter-war years. A number of anecdotes relate to E A Hornel who was said to have removed stones from Dundrennan Abbey when he was constructing the garden at Broughton House. Such was his power in the town, he was never charged over this and, while he was feared by many, David said there was no doubt that Hornel brought prosperity to the town. The bohemian ways of the artists were, however, sometimes seen to be a bit risqué for the local people. David’s grandfather worked for an upholsterer, Osborne, and this firm got quite a lot of work from Hornel. Other artists recalled by David include Miles and Dorothy Johnston, Charles Oppenheimer, Jessie M King and E A Taylor. From his childhood, David remembers going to the Johnston’s shop and said they were a very lovely couple. In later years, David Devereaux had given David the task of travelling around Scotland to collect pieces for exhibitions in Kirkcudbright. This had show David how highly the work of the Kirkcudbright artists was valued outwith the area. Among other anecdotes related here, David talks about Charles Oppenheimer who submitted a design for the new bridge in Kirkcudbright. His design was rejected and he so disliked the bridge that was constructed that he thereafter included his own bridge design instead of the actual bridge in any subsequent paintings looking up the Dee towards the town.
dc.format.extent20m25s
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectGreengate
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectSocial organisation
dc.subjectRoss island
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectArt
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectDundrennan abbey
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectKirkcudbright
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.titleDG60-2 Interviews of David Mitchell DIP
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dc.typePhotograph
dc.typeAudio


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