I met up with Liz Gilmore, the director of the Hastings Contemporary to talk about the new gallery on Hastings seafront, the transition from the Jerwood foundation to an independent gallery and the plans for its’ future. We discussed the fabulous new exhibitions as well which run til October 2019
For this episode of the podcast, I met up with Kaia Charles and Jemima Burrill - the curators at the Greenwich Peninsula site which includes the Now Gallery, to talk about their work commissioning art for the gallery and the public spaces on the estate.
Sarah Hamilton is my guest and she talks about the impact of Just a Card - a campaign that encourages people to buy from independent makers, artists, designers, shops and galleries. We discuss the poster campaign on London Underground, in association with Funding Circle, how she secured sitters for her posters from the world of stage and screen and working with a sponsor.
Lori Cuisinier is a New York based artist who trained in painting and now works across various media including photography and performance. In this episode of the podcast she talks about her body of work called Death Love and Everything Else, which is inspired by Catullus’s Poem 64.
Lori also shares insights into her art career and talks about showing at fairs, exhibitions, galleries and currently Venice Biennale (til Nov 2019)
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.
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.
Gina Soden is a fine art photographer who finds incredible beauty in derelict and abandoned buildings with a grand history. In this episode she talks about researching her subjects, the buildings she photographs and her exhibition at Charlie Smith Gallery
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.
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.
Rachel Spencer talks about building her personal brand and how best to use Instagram to grow audiences. She discusses using social media for people to get to know, like and trust you. In this episode of the podcast she gives her top tips for social media.
Carrie Brummer talks about her project, Anonymous Woman, which was inspired by a visit to the US National Archives. In this episode of the podcast she talks about her work, her process using various media, inspiration of her designs having lived in the Middle East. She also discusses her online community Artists Strong and working toward an exhibition at the end of 2019.
Monaco based artist, Johanna Rossi is todays guest on the podcast. She talks about how motherhood brought her back to art a a channel to explore her relationship with the world.
After an early career circling the creative industries Johanna found herself in recovery from health problems after the birth of her first child. She became a health coach but soon realised that this part of her journey was leaving her unfulfilled. She picked up her paintbrushes again and uses art to explore her feelings and her connection with those around her.
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.
Tia Lynn is a business empowerment coach based in California. In this episode we talk about hiring a coach, when to know you are ready to work with a coach, and how a coach in your art business can help you scale, reach your goals, and fast track your career and business.
An episode dedicated to artists fairs - why sell at an artists fair, how to choose the right one for you, what to do once you are accepted for the fair, and how to use the event to grow your sales and collector base.
In this episode I go into a deep dive of how an artists fair can be a great stepping stone in an artists career, give them invaluable experience and how to use the event to attract new collectors as well as the attention of galleries for representation.
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
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.
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.