Sara Shakeel - adding sparkle everywhere

Sara Shakeel is a digital artist who has moved into sculpture and brings her first solo show to the Now Gallery at Greenwich Peninsula, London. Ahead of the exhibition, The Great Supper, Sara and I talked about her journey into the art world. We talk about happiness, social media, her quote ‘every picture heals a part of me and I hope it heals a part of you too’ and her successes as an artist that travels the world and is courted by major brands.

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Anne Claire Fleer & Painting the Body

Anne Claire Fleer is an artist whose work is around body positivity and female empowerment. She paints her clients with body paint to blend in with her abstract paintings. Her work attracts women who have body image issues and gives them the confidence to celebrate their bodies. Fleer talks about her work and experience of different art fairs, and her plans for the year ahead.

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Caroline Jane Harris

Caroline Jane Harris is my guest on this episode of the podcast. She talks about her exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery in Wandsworth, London, titled A Three Dimensional Sky.

She talks about using printmaking techniques in her art work, images as physical objects, reducing images to bit map files and then rebuilding them into the art works, and her recent fellowship.

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Me on Mizog Art Podcast

Gita Joshi is the guest on the Mizog art podcast with Gary Mansfield. In this episode she talks about her entry into the art world, setting up her gallery, working as a curator, running exhibitions and the support she offers artists to help them promote their work and their art businesses.

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Gary Mansfield - born again artist

Gary Mansfield talks about his time in prison and becoming a born again artist.

Gary is an artist, curator and podcaster. He developed his love of art while serving time in prison and from his cell he began writing to artists - many of the YBA. Since leaving prison, Gary studied art and has his own art podcast Mizogart. In this episode of the podcast he tells me about his journey through the art world.

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Jeremy Wolff - Empire state of mind

Jeremy Wolff is the artist in residence at the Empire State Building.

Jeremy started his art career in 2014 and committed to it full time going all in. Since starting he has pursued various opportunities including galleries to show his work and take it to major art fairs, collaborations with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and getting media attention and appearing in Forbes magazine.

In this episode he talks about his street-art-meets-fine-art aesthetic, and his career as well as his plans for the future.

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Collaborating on Creative Projects

Collaborating on creative projects with Richard Watkins - this episode is all about what true collaboration means and how this differs from participation in a project, joining in or being hired.

Creative collaboration is all about developing your practice and where all parties benefit to further their own journeys.

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Haus of Lucy

Lucy Bryant talks about her work, how she is inspired when she finds original items in charity shops to create into new art works. She goes on to talk about her plates made for the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and how the intentional joke went viral across the media. Lucy was picked up by her first gallery in 2018, and hopes to be working with five galleries in 2019 as well as collaborating with Ace Club

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The Word is Art by Michael Petry

Michael Petry is an artist and curator as well as the director at MOCA London. In this episode he talks about his new book, The Word is Art published by Thames and Hudson. Along with the book, Michael is planning a touring exhibition which is currently stalled due to the Brexit negotiations. He discusses the impact of Brexit on the creative and arts sector, the resistance from ministers to acknowledge the impact on this area of our economy, and what it could mean for the future of the arts.

We discuss the book, how it came about and issues around translation given the book features 200 artists working in 60 languages..

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Barbara Segal, stone artist

Barbara Segal is the guest on this episode of the podcast. Barbara is a stone carver and contemporary artist producing stunning work in a variety of marble and stones.

She talks about the various places she trained in Europe to learn her craft and about drawing on her personal history to create stone sculptures of clothing and handbags.

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Sebastian Martorana, stone sculptor

Sebastian Martorano is a stone sculptor based in Baltimore, Maryland. Much of the material used for his sculptures is salvaged from Baltimore’s historic, though often discarded, architecture.

In this episode he talks about his work as a sculptor, often delivering commissions for public spaces and buildings as well as his recent piece - Permanent Separation Anxiety which comments on the current issues of child and parent separation at the US southern borders.

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