Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England





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BARRY KAY ARCHIVE

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Ecole Internationale de Genève

Many thanks to Mr Michael Rowe, Mrs Michaelene Stack and Mrs Fabienne Badibanga at the Ecole Internationale de Genève, Switzerland, for their concerted cooperation in assisting the Barry Kay Archive.

Mr Rowe, archivist and teacher, extensively researched the School's archive and confirmed our long-time guess that, in the late 1930s, Barry Kay did indeed attend this School, where he received his initial education. In being able to also establish the dates and thus the duration of Kay's attendance, Mr Rowe's overall findings prove to be invaluable in that they are placing other events in Kay's early life into perspective and in their chronological order. As a result the Biography about Barry Kay, covering the years from 1932 to 1955, could be expanded significantly. - Mrs Stack, Director of Development, was most obliging in granting us the permission to publish generously provided photographs of the School, which Mrs Badibanga, Alumni Secretary, helped select and collate.

Barry Kay Archive - January 2008

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Royal Opera House Collections

The Barry Kay Archive is most grateful to Ms Francesca Franchi, Head of Collections, and to Ms Julia Creed, Archivist, both of the Royal Opera House Collections, for providing us with extensive documentation regarding performance details of productions designed by Barry Kay for The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera. This information is most valuable for revising and/or completing our Archive's online Omnes Alphabetical Index, an index of Detailed Performance Data. - A number of Barry Kay's stage and costume designs, including models, are held at the Royal Opera House Collections.

Barry Kay Archive - April 2007

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Frank van Straten OAM

The Barry Kay Archive is immensely indebted to Frank van Straten, performing arts historian and founding director of the Performing Arts Museum at the Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, who came to our rescue at a crucial time, following the recent death of the Archive's greatest mentor, the impresario Clifford Hocking AM. Frank generously imparted production data relating to Barry Kay's early theatre design work, something Clifford was in the process of doing. As a result the Biography page, covering the years from 1932 to 1955, has shaped up considerably.

Barry Kay Archive - August 2006

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Clifford Hocking MA

The Australian impresario Clifford Hocking died in June 2006. He was a close friend to Barry Kay for well over thirty years, the days when the latter made his début as a theatre designer in Melbourne. Ever since its inception in 1985, Clifford's avid support of the Barry Kay Archive was unparalleled. The interest he showed and his engagement in the many discussions we had about how best to preserve and present Kay's work equalled the inspiration he brought to his clientele as well as to his artistic direction of the 1990 Adelaide Festival and the 1997 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts. Without Clifford's ceaseless encouragement the Barry Kay Archive would not be what it is today.

Barry Kay Archive - July 2006

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Wesley College

We are most grateful to Kenneth Park, Curator of Collections, and Margot Vaughan, Associate Curator, both at Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia, who went out of their way in making available almost impossible to access information on some of Barry Kay's educational years and a number of associated events, all of which contributed to assembling data and illustrating material for the Biography page, covering the years from 1932 to 1955.

Barry Kay Archive - July 2006

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Paul Ulrich

Our special thanks go to Paul Ulrich, editor of SIBMAS and its International Directory of Performing Arts Collections and Institutions. Ever since the Barry Kay Archive joined SIBMAS as an institutional member in the autumn of 2004, Paul has taken a continuing interest in our work. His generously proffered expertise in technical matters helped tremendously in structuring our online publication, especially in terms of making our website detectable to web crawlers of search engines.

Paul is a reference librarian at the Zentral- and Landesbibliothek Berlin / Amerika Gedenkbibliothek - Central and Regional Library Berlin / American Memorial Library.

Barry Kay Archive - October 2005

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Magnus Hirschfeld Society

We wish to thank Dr Rainer Herrn of the Magnus Hirschfeld Society, Berlin, for providing supplementary information in respect of Barry Kay's introduction to his photographic documentary As a Woman - The Other Women - Die anderen Frauen and for clarifying issues, addressed in the footnotes, not available to Kay at the time of researching relevant material. We also appreciate the kind permission to display a portrait of Magnus Hirschfeld on these pages.

Barry Kay Archive - December 2004

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The Peter Darrell Trust

Our thanks go to The Peter Darrell Trust and its founders for their generous and continuous support in providing us with valuable information pertaining to those of Peter Darrell's ballets for which Barry Kay designed the sets and/or the costumes. This enables us to further complete the Archive's online entries for The Prisoners - Non Stop - The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore - Chiaroscuro - Bal de Victoire - Sound Barrier - Salade.

Barry Kay Archive - November 2004

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Leoš Janáček Society

The Barry Kay Archive wishes to express its gratitude to Dr Jakob Knaus, President of the Leoš Janáček Society in Zürich, Switzerland, for so generously providing photographic material and a wealth of other information related to the staging of Barry Kay's designs for The Cunning Little Vixen at Sadler's Wells Opera in London. Without Dr Knaus' keen interest and repeated efforts the Archive's stage production page for this opera could not have been completed.

Barry Kay Archive - September 2004



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