Interview – Manning Great Lakes Focus

Ruth tells how she came to create the exhibition and the master craftspeople she met along the way.

My investigation into shoe making led me to a bespoke shoemakers’ (in Surry Hills, Sydney) where two brothers in the late 80’s continue to work full-time together. They showed me their 4,000 custom-made timber shoe lasts, including those of Kerry Packer and his polo mates. They have no apprentices…

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