Considering Art Podcast – Walking The Line with Megan Piper and Sophie Dutton

This summer, works by four notable artists have been added to The Line, London’s first public art walk founded six years ago by Megan Piper and Clive Dutton. Sculptures by Virginia Overton, Eva Rothschild, Tracey Emin and Madge Gill have been added to the northern section alongside the River Lea. The last is a little-known but important local artist with a classic story of triumph over adversity. Her work has been curated for this outdoor exhibition by Sophie Dutton, Clive’s daughter. In this podcast, Sophie and Megan (l to r above, by the bridge with Madge Gill design) guide me along this last mile-long section where we take in nature and history as well as art. 

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Considering Art Podcast – Raksha Patel, painter and filmmaker

In this latest podcast, Raksha Patel talks about her upbringing in Leicester, how her art turned full circle from focusing on race and identity through surrealism, fantasy and dystopia and back again. Raksha also talks about her art education career, and the need for British artists of South Asian heritage to gain more recognition and representation.

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Considering Art Podcast – Piers Secunda, painter/sculptor

In our latest podcast, British artist Piers Secunda explains why he developed a technique to paint in a way that dispenses with the canvas, how 9/11 changed his life, how he documents the systematic destruction of cultural artefacts, statues and buildings through his paintings, and his dramatic and emotional experiences on trips to China, Afghanistan and Iraq to collect moulds of art desecration.

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Considering Art Podcast – Emma Coop, landscape artist

In my latest podcast episode, Emma Coop tells how flux in her personal life turned her from a conceptual artist into one focusing on landscape. She explains why she favours using chunky graphite sticks as her main medium, how she has an affinity with nature despite being a city dweller, and how she tries to recapture the emotion of an idea in her works while relishing ambiguity.

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Considering Art Podcast – Hatty Buchanan, sculptor

In my latest podcast episode, London-born artist Hatty Buchanan tells how some of her conceptual sculptures are drawn from her experiences as a teenager in Soho where she came across all manner of exotic people active in the sub-culture of the club, music and fashion scene. She also talks about her work in theatre production management, the influence of her MA in Design Imagination on her subsequent work, and how she distills concepts such as the dynamics of power relationships and even self-portraits into her pieces.

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Considering Art Podcast – Sarah Hardie, performance artist and filmmaker

In my latest podcast episode, Scots-Italian artist Sarah Hardie talks about how singing filled the family home, how she toyed with the idea of being a portrait painter, how she literally found her voice in her work, how psychoanalytical theories influence her, and about her current prize-winning work Spring Sometimes Rises in Me.

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