Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Unfairly I started to lose it with the BBC. Although the episode was due for re-scheduling on the i-Player after an episode was repeated there seemed to be a techincal glitch. I was directed to a message board to ask the question but my conversation was terminated prematurely after an adjucator decided my question had been answered by someone telling me to watch the episode on the i-Player. Grrrr! In the end I managed to view it with just a days to spare. In the meantime the 'Antique Roadshow' research team answered my question too. Licence fee well spent!
I have always loved textiles from the mid-twentieth century and am not just jumping on the bandwagon because they're super trendy at the moment. There seems to be very little of Robert Tierney's work in the public domain at the moment although I've had a lovely time during my research journey lusting after the work of other artist from this period. I hope that his family who were the major benefactors of his estate will take the roadshow expert's advice and work out how to make his designs more widely known. Please, please, please let their first move be an exhibition in the local area!