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  • Collection: Serena Wadham Archive

Self-portraits of SW - in some cases done to test equipment - and interior views of her flat at 5, Noel Road, Islington. Brown A4 envelope 1/1 marked 'Shots from my window (pre-Zone System tests), containing views from 5, Noel Rd to test various…

One of Serena Wadham's earliest non-Cornish assignments was a study of Jewish education, for which she took numerous pictures, evidently in May-June 1965, at yeshivas in Gateshead and Sunderland, and at the Hasmonean Grammar School and other schools…

Having originally trained as a professional musician, Serena Wadham retained a lifelong interest in music and undertook numerous related assignments, involving personalities such as Yehudi Menuhin, Elizabeth Lutyens, Gwyneth Jones, Richard Rodney…

Urban views, mainly in Islington and other parts of North London, many taken to test cameras or lenses.  Brown folder 4/1 of Islington views, with selection of local government publications, late 1970s. Also shots of St Paul's, railway installations…

Victoria Station (1965); Hampstead Heath: Ladies' Pond (1974), views and tree studies (1976); campaign in support of Charlie Welsh and his animals at Corrall Rd, Islington (c. 1977).

City of London, views and street scenes; the Barbican; some Islington scenes. Miscellaneous street scenes, café interiors &c, mostly Islington. 1970s-80s.

North London architectural views and street scenes, mostly late 1970s-80s.

Photos of squats and occupations from late 1960s, including Guildford School of Art, University of London Union (Jan. 1969), Hornsey College (Jan. 1969); also rallies and demonstrations by the National Front, the Monday Club (May 1970), CND,…

From the late 1960s onwards Serena Wadham became increasingly interested in feminism and women's issues, and the archive contains many pictures of political meetings and demonstrations, portraits of feminist personalities, and images of women at…

Brown folder 10/1 marked 'Changing roles of women' containing a large selection of pictures of women doing various kinds of factory and transport work; also sporting activities (rowing, riding, karate); and the composer Thea Musgrave and film-maker…

Brown folder 11/1 marked 'Motorcycles/motorcyclists'. SW's mainly female biking friends and associates - Frances Popley, Bea Hawkins et al - and their equipment; cuttings, and a letter from Bea Hawkins 15 Feb. 1979. The photographs are mainly late…

Brown envelope 12/1 marked 'School Children N. London', 1960s/70s. Brown folder 12/2 marked 'Home-Workers'. Printed material and a few photos on this subject, c. 1977. Brown folder 12/3 marked 'Male-Female': miscellaneous interactions between male…

Brown folder 13/1 marked Alternative/Tammo de Jongh/Demos. Prints and contact sheets relating to the Collingwood family at their base near Camberley, and their mystico-erotic activities with personalities such as the artist/cosmologist Tammo de…

Brown folder 14/1A marked 'Hackney Marshes', containing river- and marsh-landscapes probably done in connection with SW's mid-70s river pollution project; but also many miscellaneous items, including street scenes, portrait studies and test shots,…

Brown folder 15/1 marked 'Prints of collages Ap. 78', containing various photo-collages done by SW, some mounted, and prints pertaining to them. Brown A4 paper bag 15/2 marked 'Calibration prints 1980': mainly London street scenes, with some…

Brown folder 15/5 containing (mostly) coloured computer prints, loose or in plastic wallets, some dated; mid-1990s and 2000-1.  Plastic wallet 15/6 containing miscellaneous b/w prints of London scenes, SW's flat and a few nude studies; also test…

Brown cardboard envelope 16/1 marked 'St Ives/Women Artists' contains photographs and other material on Barbara Hepworth (1964) and Janet Leach (1984), and includes an ms. card from Hepworth and a draft article, and notes for it, on Leach corrected…

Blue folder 17/1 containing photos and typed notes on the possible use of Reskajeage Quarry near St Ives for the storage of nuclear waste in 1987. Also cuttings and photographic prints, some in envelopes, some mounted, relating to SW's participation…

Loose b/w prints, some mounted, of farming scenes, standing stones, views &c in West Penwith.

Yellow folder 18/1 with scenes and views at and around Georgia, Nancledra.

Groups of mostly black-and-white 35 mm contact sheets, and glossy work-prints, contained in Kodak, Ilford or Agfa photographic-paper boxes. Also a brown cardboard file-box containing an alphabetical index of 6 x 4 cards listing SW's photographic…
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