Considering Art Podcast – My Dog Sighs, street artist

In my latest podcast, Paul Stone, aka My Dog Sighs, tells the extraordinary story of how a chance encounter with a stencilled rat unlocked a creative urge to make street art, how giving away art made from found items mushroomed into a worldwide phenomenon he named Free Art Friday, how this bolstered his reputation leading to exhibitions and commissions, and about his latest immersive installation in a four-storey derelict building in his hometown of Portsmouth.

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Considering Art Podcast – Pinkie Maclure, stained glass artist

In my latest podcast episode, Scottish artist Pinkie Maclure talks about how she got into stained glass accidentally, how her ambition to go to art school was thwarted, her career as a singer and performer, how heroin ruined the lives of many friends, and how the allegorical power and symbolism of medieval stained glass windows inspired her to communicate her ideas on contemporary issues through that medium.

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Considering Art Podcast – Tatiana de Stempel

British interdisciplinary artist Tatiana de Stempel talks about her work as an art director in film and in theatre design, her experience of residencies in China and India, her love of narrative in her painting, her role as director of Light More Light organising art events in London, her work with the late Indian arts journalist Manoj Nair and her curation of a large group show celebrating his life and work.

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Considering Art Podcast – Luke Jerram, installation artist

In our latest podcast episode, Luke Jerram talks about the ideas behind some of his spectacular and highly popular installations, sculptures and live events that have been shown around the world. These include Park and Slide, originally installed as a playful work in his native Bristol, Play Me I’m Yours in which his team installed some 2,000 street pianos for people to play in public spaces and which grew out of another work called Sky Orchestra. His Glass Microbiology series, giant glass versions of viruses, has been recently augmented by Covid-19, and his most popular installation, a replica of the moon entitled Museum of the Moon, has been viewed by millions the world over.

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Considering Art Podcast – Nicole Wassall, multi-media artist

In our latest podcast episode, British artist Nicole Wassall tells of how she gave up consultancy to realise her dream of becoming an artist, how her artistic approach has been inspired by neuroscientific research, her feelings of enlightenment when seeing certain works by Rothko and Bacon, how a “suffragette” coin inspired a feminist artwork and how a hidden camera above it provided surprising footage.

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Considering Art Podcast – Henry Jabbour, painter and sculptor

In our latest podcast, UK-based artist Henry Jabbour talks about having to leave his native Lebanon because of constant war and political instability, how he gave up a highly successful career as a medical scientist to follow his passion for art, how he expresses emotion in his paintings through body gesture and rich colour, and his recent love for sculpture.

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Considering Art Podcast – Teresa Kutala Firmino, South African painter

In our latest podcast episode, South African artist Teresa Kutala Firmino describes the brutal and violent atmosphere that existed in her home town of Pomfret within the community of 32 Battalion, a special forces insurgency group that fought in the South African Border War between 1966 – 1989. She talks about how the colourful tableaux she creates include symbolic re-enactments of the trauma felt by the families within the military community and she describes her personal experiences of discrimination as a young woman in South Africa today.

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Considering Art Podcast – Abigail Fallis, sculptor with a social conscience

In our latest podcast episode, British sculptor Abigail Fallis talks about her training as a blacksmith and silversmith, her Cock-Eyed Jack men’s underpants work that first gave her public recognition, her DNA DL90 sculpture consisting of 22 shopping trolleys constructed in the shape of the DNA double helix, and her various pieces that offer often humorous takes on serious issues such as consumerism and environmentalism.

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