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Possibly the World's most inclusive art podcast Artist & Curator Gary Mansfield talks to emerging, established or world renowned artists each week in his quite unique manner. Confirmed artists include: Jake Chapman, Gary Hume, Maggi Hambling, David Shrigley, Mark Titchner & Mark Wallinger. To see the entire line-up of artists go to: http://www.ministryofarts.org Feel free to contact Gary with any queries, comments etc: email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com All Social Media: @ministryofartsorg T ...
 
Actor Jason Flemyng interviews former prisoners and addicts with powerful stories to tell, exploring their struggle to turn their lives around and challenging the barriers and stigmas that can hold these people back. For more information and to view dozens more stories, go to www.morethanmypast.org.uk.
 
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In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Lily Lewis (@tigerlilylewis) Lily Lewis is a multi-disciplinary artist, her works range from painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media pieces. She has had works shown in both group and solo exhibitions in London, New York, LA and Paris. Her current exhibition is ‘Safe Places’ at Petersham Nurseries, in Co…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Edie Baker (@Ediebakerart) Specialising in collage, contemporary artist Edie Baker creates new narratives from predominantly ephemeral images sourced from magazines, books or those discarded on the street. Larger works are created by digitally printing previously treated images onto stretched canvasses which…
 
Adam Buxton is an English comedian, writer, podcaster, and actor. He studied sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art, a creative experience that set the foundations for many of the projects that were to follow. With filmmaker Joe Cornish, he created the comedy duo Adam and Joe. They presented the Channel 4 television series The Adam and Joe Show bet…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Louise Hall (@Louise_hall_art) Fresh out of university, Louise created her first exhibition away from her fellow students. Gary met Louise via ART IN THE AGE OF NOW at Fulham Town Hall, where Louise was representing the Kensington and Chelsea art Week, that starts on 24th June. "As a UK based multidisciplina…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Orlanda Broom (@OrlandaBroom) Orlanda's main practice is painting which takes two distinct forms: lush, exotic landscapes and abstract pieces. Connecting these bodies of work is a strong sense of colour, references to organic forms and the exploration of the mediums she works with. The abstract paintings are…
 
In this double episode Gary Mansfield speaks to both MC Llamas (@MC.Llamas) about the rooms that she is curating of female only artists in ART IN THE AGE OF NOW at the Fulham Town Hall, and Abigail Fallis (@abigailfallisart), who’s banana sculpture raises a smile to all that see it. This iconic, deserted 51,000 sq ft Victorian space in West London,…
 
Marie-Claire O’Brien was 26 and had a steady job when she crashed her car into a tree after a night out of heavy drinking, killing her close friend in the passenger seat. The shock of that accident, and her subsequent 14-month jail sentence, resulted in an emotional breakdown – but also, the beginning of a new chapter in her life. After release, Ma…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Ben Moore of Art Below (@ArtbBlow) as the walk from room to room around the beautiful Fulham Town Hall, which is hosting ART IN THE AGE OF NOW from 20 May – 06 June 2021. This iconic, deserted 51,000 sq ft Victorian space in West London, empty for over ten years plays host to ‘Art in the Age of Now’, a group…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Geoffrey Harrison (@GeoffreyHarrison) Geoffrey Harrison is originally from Manchester in the north of England. After completing an undergraduate degree in Fine Art Printmaking from the School of Art in Hull, he lived in Japan for several years. After returning to the UK to complete an MA in London, Geoffrey …
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Geoffrey Harrison (@GeoffreyHarrison) Geoffrey Harrison is originally from Manchester in the north of England. After completing an undergraduate degree in Fine Art Printmaking from the School of Art in Hull, he lived in Japan for several years. After returning to the UK to complete an MA in London, Geoffrey …
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Fiona Grady (@fiona_grady) Fiona Grady creates site-responsive drawings on walls, windows and floors using sequences of dispersing geometric shapes. The artworks are spatial systems composed from repeating intervals that expand in proportion or direction. The use of repetition is a means to set in place an u…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Lee Cavaliere of VOMA (@vomaspace) Lee Cavaliere is a private art dealer and curator, based in London. Following a number of years working with the Tate’s Collection displays, he moved on to the commercial sector, delivering contemporary exhibitions programmes at Max Wigram Gallery and the Fine Art Society o…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Anneka Rice (@annekariceart) Anneka Rice is a house-hold name as a TV presenter, broadcaster, journalist, a stand-up comedian, and since the mid-90's has been an avid painter. Anneka studied at The Chelsea Collage of Art, has been attending Maggi Hambling's Master classes for several years, has taken part in Sky A…
 
This MoA bonus episode focuses on NeverLabel’s #RestoreMotherEarth at ArtSnug (@neverlabel__) This Earth Day Artsnug has teamed up with NeverLabel to plant thousands of trees worldwide, fighting deforestation one artwork at a time! #RestoreMotherEarth is a group fundraising exhibition which brings together 13 internationally acclaimed artists, incl…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Art Historian Michael Peppiatt (@drmichaelpeppiatt) Michael Peppiatt has become internationally respected as an expert in 20th Century art since first joining the Observer newspaper in 1964 as Junior Art Critic. He was friends with and biographer to Francis Bacon, writing extensively about many areas of his …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Katy Wix (@really_katywix) As well as being an award winning comedian and actress, Katy has also created visual art since a small child, being accepted into the Royal Academy’s 2018 on her first application. As contestant in series 9 of TV’s Taskmaster, she stomped home winning every creative round. Katy is best k…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Chelsea Lee Winterbottom (@ChelseaLeeWinterbottom) Chelsea Lee Winterbottom is an abstract painter selling in the commercial art world, very often [pre-march 2020] participating in art fairs, interacting face-to-face with the public, a daunting task that can test the confidence of anyone. Chelsea oozes fun and per…
 
This bonus episode focuses on Lee Cutter (@leecutter_studio) Lee’s interests are with social change, overlooked communities, and the role that art can play in giving those on the fringes of society, hope and a voice. His recent works have explored his own memories of isolation, using an array of medium; from workshops, writing and talks, to drawing…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Will Claridge (@willclaridge.art) With his Art is for Everyone approach, Will Claridge combines photographs of the everyday with spontaneous action painting, to create the starting point for the viewer to start a visual journey. This very inclusive mind-set could have been a factor in him landing the position as M…
 
This MoA bonus episode focuses on Kensington & Chelsea Art Week (@kcawlondon) The Ministry of Arts speaks to Director and Founder of the Kensington & Chelsea Art Week Vestalia Chilton, whose vast experience in the art world has made this celebration of local Arts & Culture a London event not to be missed; from its world renowned Museums to one of i…
 
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Kate Murdoch (@Katemurdochartist) Kate Murdoch lives and works in London. Her work centres around a lifelong passion for collecting. She was awarded the Shape Open prize in 2016, and her award winning work, selected by Yinka Shonibare, is in the Shape Arts permanent collection. Kate Murdoch's work is inspire…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Jenny Eclair (@jennyeclair1960) As well as being a house-hold name as a comedian and writer, Jenny Éclair is an avid painter. Her love of painting led to her hosting a daily art show called Draws Off, which also has Diana Ali (@diana_artist_curator) as artist’s mentor. Jenny Eclair, has been a stand-up comic for d…
 
Today, Gary Mansfield revisits Episode 01 Duggie Fields (@duggiefields) who passed away on Sunday 7th March after a short illness. Duggie was the first of many artists to correspond with Gary Mansfield, when he first discovered art and was fundamental in Gary’s life as an artist. Duggie referred to himself as a Maximalist and described by Martin Gr…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Skip Gallery (@skipgallery) SKIP Gallery is an ongoing collaborative artwork, created by artistic duo Baker & Borowski. Their idea is to offer opportunities for artistic interventions in unexpected places, utilising a specially modified skip. Skips are part of our everyday lives, providing the means with which we …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Abi Joy Samuel (@AbiJoySamuelArt) Abi Joy Samuel is an emerging full-time artist. She is a part of an art collective based in East London with artist's Henrik Uldalen and Tiffany Cole. Her practice evolves around large scale oil-painted portraits focusing on her gender and sexuality. Having taken her Art And Desig…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Author Darren Garwood (@jacksonsuperhero1) Darren Garwood is a children’s storybook author that created a Superhero character named after his Son Jackson. Jackson Superhero might not be a real name, but it is a story about a real boy, and as the name suggests, Jackson is far from ordinary. By day, a rare disease l…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to David Henty (@davidhenty_art) “He has painted more Lowery’s that Lowery” David’s history as an artist started, appropriately enough, with a short stint in HM Prison for forgery in the mid-1990s. It was while serving the sentence that David was inspired to start painting after being seduced by the stories of the ar…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Jo McLaughlin (@josarthistory) Jo McLaughlin is an art historian, curator, writer and arts for all champion. She writes and presents on all topics art historical and presents the Jo's Art History Podcast. Her approach to the subject is entertaining and engaging, with an aim of bringing art history to audiences in …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Gary Mansfield (@MizogArt) Gary Mansfield topped his listeners poll for which artist to have guest for the 100th episode. Gary then thought it fun to interview himself, unaware of the editing feat that that would entail. For this strangest of strange episodes, Gary invited Gary along to his studio to have a [socia…
 
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