Oral Histories

Oral Histories

The Makers, Manufacturers & Designers Oral History Project is collected with the National Library of Australia’s Oral History and Folklore Collection. Interviews commenced in late 2021 and will continue throughout 2022.

Interviewers

Dr Jesse Adams Stein

Dr Nikki Henningham

Interviewees

Allan Ismay, industrial model-maker and business owner (Box and Dice), interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, November 2021.

Glen Rollason, textiles patternmaker, designer and educator (Rollason Bowring Design), interviewed by Nikki Henningham, February 2022.

Fiona McPherson, textiles designer, creative director and business owner (Okki & Okkid), interviewed by Nikki Henningham, March 2022.

Karl Bergersen, former screen-printer, mason, now furniture-maker and business-owner (Three of a Kind Furniture), interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, March 2022. 

Mike Buick, former ship-builder & engineering draughtsperson, now arts technician, assemblage artist and photographer, interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, March 2022. 

Jordi Undery, senior trades technician (industrial modelmaker), CNC programmer (Virtual Simulation Systems), interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, March 2022. 

Peter White, engineering patternmaker and business owner (Dolman), interviewed by Nikki Henningham, April 2022.

Ana Petidis, textiles designer, studio weaver and artist, interviewed by Nikki Henningham, 10 April 2022. 

Ann Fletcher, colourist at Florence Broadhurst Wallpaper (1970s), ticket-writer (sign writer), artist, interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, April 2022.

John Broadbent, microbiologist, ecologist, design educator and evolutionary systems design scholar, author of the Davis & Broadbent 1987 report on design education, interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, May 2022.

Upcoming interviews

Claire Tennant, mould maker, model maker and casting specialist, interviewed by Jesse Adams Stein, June 2022.

John Brne, former RepCo apprentice (fitter & turner), engineering draughtsman, Production Manager (Warren & Brown), landscape gardener, interviewed by Nikki Henningham, TBC.

Kelli Donovan, fashion designer, design educator, ethical fashion activist, creative director and business owner (Pure Pod), interviewed by Nikki Henningham, TBC.

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