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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 ...
 
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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,…
 
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…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Amy Beager (@amybeager) Amy Beager lives and works from her studio in Chelmsford, UK. Beager was selected as a winner for the Delphain Gallery open call 2020 and started exhibiting her work in London last year. Her painting ‘The Blue Room’ was recently on display at Saatchi Gallery as part of the group exhibition …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to The Virtual Figure (@thevirtualfigure) For this Bonus Episode we speak to Tiffany Cole & Abi Joy Samuel, both artists, life-models and founders of The Virtual Figure, a figurative artists’ platform, conducted over the Conferencing App, Zoom. “Incentivised by the global pandemic, artists Tiffany Cole and Abi Joy Sa…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Taya De La Cruz (@handwrittenart) Taya De La Cruz is an artist that is relatively new to the artworld. She painstakingly creates decorative artworks using handwritten micro-text. “Taya is a half-Spanish, half-Indian Londoner who was raised in sleepy southern Spain and educated in Gibraltar. She trained as an actre…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Dale Grimshaw (@dale_grimshaw) Dale Grimshaw was born in Lancashire, in the North of England. During a difficult childhood, his drawing and painting became extremely important to him. He developed his skills at college, firstly with an Art Foundation course at Blackburn College and later he studied fine art to deg…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Koestler Arts (@elizahopewell) Often described as an unapologetic artist, Eliza Hopewell went from artistic business idea to successful artist in a matter of weeks. An article in Vogue Magazine, on her [Matisse inspired] loose style of drawing and painting portraits on regular dinner plates, would have people queu…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Ben Moore (@benmoore_curator) Ben Moore is a British art curator, entrepreneur and artist. He is the founder and curator of Art Below, a contemporary art organisation that places art in public spaces and has had shows in England, Germany, Japan and the United States. He is also the founder and curator of Art Wars,…
 
Ep.94 Koestler Arts 2020 - Ministry of Arts Podcast This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Koestler Arts (@KoestlerArts) Koestler Arts is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. They encourage people in the criminal justice system to change their lives by participating in the arts. They share those artworks with the public, so people can witness this …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Margo McDaid (@margoinmargate) Margo McDaid, known on Social Media as Margo in Margate, has accumulated quite a following thanks to her simple, yet extremely inviting and friendly portraits. Ten years after giving herself the task of creating a painting a day. Margo’s work now sells faster than she can make it. Pr…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Abigail Fallis (@abigailfallisart) Abigail Fallis studied silver-smithing and metalwork at Camberwell College of Art. She now lives and works in Gloucestershire. Fallis has shown consistently across Britain, including solo shows at galleries including: Beaux Arts Cork Street, Trolley gallery, London and Pangolin L…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Halim Flowers (@halimflowers) Halim Flowers is an artist, writer and activist from Washington DC, that used his creativity to bring light into his dark situation. On March 21, 2019, after serving 22 years and 2 months behind bars, Halim was released back into society. Since his release, he has worked with Kim Kard…
 
Ep.90 Martin Green/DouVision - Ministry of Arts Podcast This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Martin Green (@martin_green_sound) As a DJ during the early 90's, Martin Green founded the club SMASHING, which was epicentre of the Britpop scene. He became features editor of Beige magazine, interviewing various cult figures, artists and actors. In addition…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Ben Tallon (@bentallon) Ben Tallon is an illustrator, hand painted lettering specialist, author and host of Arrest All Mimics podcast. He has developed a unique, organic, energetic brand of image making with many clients including Channel 4, The Guardian, World Wrestling Entertainment, Penguin Books, The Premier L…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to one of the world’s most innovative sculptors; Richard Wilson. Richard Wilson is one of Britain’s most renowned sculptors. He is internationally celebrated for his interventions in architectural space which draw heavily for their inspiration from the worlds of engineering and construction. Wilson has exhibited wide…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Mikey Georgeson (@bloodandbrambles). Mikey Georgeson has been a musician/songwriter and visual artist for as long as he can remember. Performing as Mr Solo, then later lead singer of David Devant and His Spirit Wife, Mikey enjoyed closely interacting with the audience, something he often brings to his visual work.…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Nathan, the Father of Background Bob (@background_bob) Background Bob is a severely disabled young lad, that just so happened to make hundreds of new friends during lock-down, by collaborating with some of the biggest names on the Street Art scene. Before long he had artists from all over the World contacting him …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Sarah Maple (@sarahmapleart) Sarah Maple is a multi-disciplined artist that takes a very British approach to confront very British attitudes. Being of mixed race (Mother is Kenyan and Father British) and having been brought up a Muslim, Sarah has witnessed bigotry and discrimination from various directions, be it …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Gerald O’Dowd. Gerald is a multi-disciplined artist; whose work predominantly focuses on mental health. He had quite a hectic life growing up in Woolwich, SE London, as part of a fairly large Irish family, 4 brothers and a sister. His family would later be pushed into the limelight in the early 80’s, when his brot…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Lyle Owerko (@lyleowerko) Lyle Owerko is a Canadian Photographer that has lived in several countries, he currently resides in LA. On September 11th 2001, Lyle became responsible for capturing one of the most dramatic photographs since the invention of the camera. Having not yet unpacked from a recent flight, Lyle …
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Natasha Dove (@dvsy_artography). Natasha Dove has only taken the leap to show the world her work during lock-down. Producing photography within an urban environment is the first step of Natasha’s artwork. She spending hours in post-production to create a secondary artwork from each image, what Natasha calls her Ar…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Matt Jukes (@mattjukes). Matt Jukes is an Australian print-maker that made London his home in 2004. Known for his mountainous, sounds caped mono-prints, Matt is in the process of adjusting his practice to create works on canvas. In this episode, Matt tells how music plays a vital role in both his mono-prints and h…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to David Iain Brown (@davidiainbrown). David Iain Brown grew up in a fishing village on the South West coast of Scotland, being the only one of his friends or family with an interest in art. He studied his BA in Printmaking and MA in Fine Art at Gray's School of Art - Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. After compl…
 
This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Ryan Callanan (@RYCA _Artist). Ryan Callanan is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work pays a humorous homage to his love of Hip-Hop, the rave scene and the Star Wars franchise, he often combines these influences with other religious and cultural figures to create a remix of nostalgic iconography. Famous artworks …
 
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