Considering Art Podcast – Pritika Chowdhry, installation artist and sculptor

In this episode, US-based Indian artist Pritika Chowdhry talks about her Partition Anti-Memorial Project which challenges, through art, official accounts of Partition in India and the way they have played down the plight of marginalised groups particularly women. She talks about the way she visualises how rape was used as a weapon in Partition and subsequent riots, and how she takes casts of memorials in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and showing them together in a spirit of healing.

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Considering Art Podcast – Giles Walker, kinetic sculptor

In this episode, Giles talks about how he nearly brought down the Berlin Wall with the Mutoid Waste Company, why he first began using moving parts in his sculptures, how he developed a political edge in his works, how his installation The Last Supper posed questions about religious education and how the installation Monster depicted what he has called a national nervous breakdown.

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Considering Art Podcast – David Williams-Ellis, sculptor

In this episode, David Williams-Ellis talks about the primary influence of his art teacher at Stowe School, his experience of studying in Italy, how a chance sight of a sculpted female figure in Pietrasanta had a lasting influence on his work, his ability to create a sense of movement and poise in his sculptures, his commissions for memorials in Aberdeen and Normandy, and his continuing love for making art.

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Considering Art Podcast – Benjamin Hannavy Cousen, painter

In this episode, British artist Benjamin Hannavy Cousen talks about how he converts books into visual artworks by mapping each colour mentioned in them with layers of acrylic paint applied with a syringe. He talks about how he creates “an archaeology of memory” and how his English Literature, History of Art and Cultural Memory studies have informed his work.

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Helaine Blumenfeld – Intimacy and Isolation at Hignell Gallery, London

Esteemed sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld has a new exhibition of both new and earlier works which focus both on her anxiety and her hope for the times in which we live. Mostly conceived in lockdown and created in 2022, these new, small-scale abstract sculptures are the result of an extended sculptural vocabulary and approach intimacy both as a personal as well as a global phenomenon.

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Considering Art Podcast – Beezy Bailey, multi-media artist

In this episode, South African artist Beezy Bailey talks about his family roots, his time in New York with the likes of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, his Fine Art degree in London, his collaborations with rock stars David Bowie, Dave Matthews and Brian Eno, his alter ego Joyce Ntobe and his response to exhibiting in an English stately home.

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Considering Art Podcast – John Atkin, sculptor

In this episode, sculptor John Atkin talks about the influence on his work of the industrial and rural landscapes of his youth, how Henry Moore came to finance his MA, the inspiration of Wilfred Owen and other literary figures, his love of found objects, how he discovered garment patterns that alluded to the human form, and his landmark sculptures in China, the US, Canada and the UK.

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Considering Art Podcast – Marie-Thérèse Ross, multi-media artist

In this episode, Marie-Thérèse Ross talks about how her sculptural skills developed from collages, how she developed the idea for anthropomorphic furniture, how fragmentation expresses the sense of movement in her work, her fascination with birds and animals through which she can sometimes express anger and her recent collaboration with a composer.

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