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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remi Rough is an abstract artist who works around the world. He started as a graffiti artist and has a distinctive graphic style.
Sarah Needham is a London based artist who joined me on the podcast to talk about the research that goes into her work.
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
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
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.
Jamie Rawlings embroiders over found vintage photographs, giving the subject a new headdress or colourful outfit.
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.
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.
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.
This episode of the podcast is all about licensing art which allows the artist to create another revenue stream from their work. My guest is Jehane Boden Spiers who is an art consultant, helping artists license their art and designs.
In this episode of the podcast I talk to business strategist and coach, Nicole Liloia.
She explains business karma which might be holding back your success. Nicole talks about being responsive to other people, requests, emails and the like, if you are finding that people are not following up and responding to you
In this episode I talk to Rachel Gluyas from Dulwich Festival Artists' Open House. Rachel organises the artists' open house much like I do for Camberwell Arts, and in this conversation we were able to get into the aspects of our roles that are little seen by the artists we support.
In this episode I talk to artist and designer Sarah Hamilton about the Just A Card campaign which encourages people to buy from independent shops and makers.
Sarah talks about what inspired her to start the campaign and how she grew her volunteer team to help support the project.
Gita Joshi talks to artist Liz Atkin who is an artist that uses her art practice to control her skin picking compulsion. In this episode we talk about the impact of art on mental health and how Liz came to find her medium of choice, charcoal. She talks about the type of work that has come her way as an artist, since facing her skin picking compulsion head on.
In this episode we talk about arts markets and craft fairs where artists and makers can sell directly to the public. With Debbie Allen, I discuss the ways to make the best of the selling opportunity and the kit you should have for your stand.