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..

Read More

The Jaunt

This episode is about the art project The Jaunt - a simple concept of art patronage to fund travel and creativity for artists.

The project started in 2013 and now funds 10 Jaunts a year for artists to explore new places and get inspired to create new art works which they have presold to fund the adventure.

Read More

The Coffee Shop as an Art Gallery

A guideline for coffee shops that want to present changing art work, give artists opportunities to exhibit and engage with their local creative community, can do this more efficiently by hiring in someone to manage this for them. It is a much better business decision to hire a curator than try to manage this time consuming work and deliver a half baked art display.

Read More

Artists' Open Studios

Artists’ Open Studios are a great idea for artists whether they are working from home or a separate allocated studio space.

This post lists a bunch of reasons to show from your studio, including making direct sales without paying a commission, growing your mailing list, and meeting your collectors and patrons.

Read More

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.

Read More

Katharine Morling

Katharine Morling is a London based ceramic sculptor whose work has a ‘drawn’ appearance. Her work has received international acclaim and she regularly shows at the Royal Academy Summer Show

Read More

Debbie Carne

Debbie Carne is an artist who uses vintage plates onto which she applies her designs sourced from image libraries. Summer 2018 sees her first solo show at the Exhibitionist Hotel in West London. For the podcast we talked about her journey to finding her style and how her practice has evolved.

Read More

Roy's People Art Fair

Roy Tyson is a driven artist who enjoyed the thrill of taking part in artists' fairs where he could learn from his visitors and sell his fine art photography. It led him to set up his own art fair called Roy’s People Art Fair, in 2017 which now takes place twice a year.

Read More