Considering Art Podcast – Peter Layton, glassblower

In this podcast, octogenarian master glass artist Peter Layton talks about the excitement he still feels for working with glass, how he turned to the medium from ceramics, how he set up his London Glassblowing Company to keep alive the ancient tradition of glassblowing as an art form, emulating artists such as van Gogh and Klimt for some of his commissions, and the variety and versatility of the medium.

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Considering Art Podcast – Steve Gschmeissner, scientific photographer

In this episode, photographer and microscopist Steve Gschmeissner talks about his scientific background, how he uses a scanning electron microscope to photograph subjects not visible to the naked eye, how he creates beautiful pictures through skilful colouring and how he has been embraced by the art world for album covers, exhibitions, fashion and for the work of other artists.

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Considering Art Podcast – Alan Gignoux, photographer

In this podcast, documentary photographer Alan Gignoux talks about his Huguenot ancestry, how he was hooked by photography, his work with refugees in the Middle East, how he became interested in environmental issues, and his Bruised Lands project that looks at four examples of relentless harvesting of natural assets around the world and the serious toll they have taken on both the local environment and its people.

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Considering Art Podcast – Ceri Pritchard, painter

In this podcast, Welsh painter Ceri Pritchard talks about being brought up by two artist parents, why he dropped sculpture for painting, how he came to live in Mexico, why creating unsettling works is more interesting to him than the comfortable and reassuring, his love of worlds within worlds in his paintings, his use of domestic mundane iconography and his goal to make his pictures attractive for the viewer.

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Considering Art Podcast – Gbolohan Ayoola, Nigerian painter and sculptor

In our latest podcast, Nigerian artist Gbolohan Ayoola talks about the art scene in his hometown of Lagos, the state of the art market for Nigerians and Africans in general, the deficiencies of an art college education, the influences that drive him as an artist, his “blue woman” series, how current issues such as police brutality and global migration have shaped his work and how his latest works dream of a future African renaissance.

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Considering Art Podcast – Brett Murray, South African satirical artist

In this latest podcast, Brett Murray describes his upbringing as a white person in apartheid South Africa, how the 1976 Soweto riots changed his life, how he used his art to help in the struggle against the apartheid regime, his self-exile in London and his triumphant return when the African National Congress was unbanned, how he set up a sculpture department at Stellenbosch University, his satirical artwork criticising the corruption and greed within the now ruling ANC, The Spear controversy and his recent, softer work looking at family and the impact of global warming.

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Considering Art Podcast – Thomas Allen, painter

In this podcast, Thomas Allen describes his current woodland life, how sociological theories inform his work, his opinion that human beings need to be “de-centred” from the natural world, how Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious inspired his so-called contemporary cave paintings, and the new work being prepared for his Mall Galleries exhibition next year.

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Considering Art Podcast – Nicola Hicks, sculptor

In this podcast, eminent UK sculptor and drawer Nicola Hicks talks about the privilege of having both parents as artists, her difficulties fitting in at school, the problems of early success, her raw sculpting style, the darkness of her subject matter, and how working on her latest exhibition, Dump Circus, helped her through the anxiety she felt during lockdown.

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Considering Art Podcast – Felicity Marshall, painter and illustrator

In this latest podcast, Australian painter and illustrator Felicity Marshall talks about how disaster struck her in the 1980s, how she is inspired by the nature in the Victorian coastal area in which she lives, how she trained in classical ballet in addition to studying Fine Art, how 17 years working in the film industry influenced her artistic style, and how she began illustrating and, subsequently, writing children’s books.

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Considering Art Podcast – Philipp Humm, business mogul turned artist

Sculptor, painter and photographer Philipp Humm tells how he became a business man having failed to get into art school, how he kept up his art during a glittering career in the high tech industry until the urge to become a full-time artist overcame him, and how he has updated and condensed Goethe’s Faust to address modern issues, in particular the concern that our seemingly insatiable desire for technological innovation, most notably in Artificial Intelligence (AI), threatens the very survival of the human race.

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