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
My guest in this episode is Alex Gallagher, a collage artist based in the north of England.
She credits social media as giving her the opportunities that she would otherwise have missed out on. Alex, has worked on large scale commercial projects and is excited at the new opportunities that come her way through her online presence. Read More
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
Paul Catherall is a London based printmaker known for his bold architectural linocuts of London landmarks.
In this episode of the podcast he talks about his early career as an illustrator and rekindling his love of British Rail posters which went on to inform the work he has produced for over two decades. Read More
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 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 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
Andrea Tyrimos is a street artist based in London. She also has a studio practice and is continually building a project titled Bipolar Picasso which draws attention to mental health issues. In this podcast we talk about her work as a street artist and collaboration with Centrepoint and Roys People Art Fair. Read More
Mark Pearson is an artist who works from his studio in the Bussey Building in Peckham, South London. His paintings are often built from studies from life and he is regularly seen on the streets of Peckham and around the station, drawing and taking photographs. Read More
Remi Rough is an abstract artist who works around the world. He started as a graffiti artist and has a distinctive graphic style. Read More
Sarah Needham is a London based artist who joined me on the podcast to talk about the research that goes into her work. Read More
Patricia Volk is a ceramic sculptor and she joined me for an episode of the podcast. Here I write about 8 things I learned about Patricia Read More
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 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
Jamie Rawlings embroiders over found vintage photographs, giving the subject a new headdress or colourful outfit. Read More
Snowden Flood runs a design practice and has a shop at the Oxo Tower on the South Bank, London. In this post we talk about her work and career, why she collects antiques and wearing the many hats of a creative. Read More
Sam Peacock is a mixed media artist who works from his home studio in Sussex. He produces abstract landscapes on sheet metal using paint, coffee & fire amongst other things. Read More
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