156 episodes

In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

The Art Show ABC Podcasts

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.7 • 72 Ratings

In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.

    Sebastian Smee on criticism during COVID

    Sebastian Smee on criticism during COVID

    Pulitzer prize-winning Australian art critic Sebastian Smee on finding new ways to work as a critic during the pandemic, being an ally and how he came to art.

    • 52 min
    Art and creativity in Papua New Guinea

    Art and creativity in Papua New Guinea

    Last year marked 45 years of Independence for Papua New Guinea. For this RN Summer edition of the Art Show, we explore the role that art has played in the country's development and engagement with Australia since 1975.

    • 54 min
    Jerry Saltz on How to Be an Artist

    Jerry Saltz on How to Be an Artist

    We speak with Pulitzer prize-winning American art critic, Jerry Saltz about his new book How to Be an Artist, and find out how Quandamooka country on North Stradbroke Island inspires the art of Megan Cope.

    • 52 min
    Lindy Lee and Areej Nur

    Lindy Lee and Areej Nur

    Influential artist Lindy Lee reflects on her long career; plus the art collective Still Nomads claiming new space for young African Australian artists.

    • 54 min
    Confronting our fraught family histories

    Confronting our fraught family histories

    Megan Evans is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator whose art examines Australia's colonial history, looking at the impact that history has had on her own life and the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    • 53 min
    Olafur Eliasson's disappearing glaciers

    Olafur Eliasson's disappearing glaciers

    Two decades ago, artist Olafur Eliasson hired a plane to fly across Iceland so he could document the epic glaciers of his homeland. When he returned years later, many of the glaciers were completely unrecognisable. Or had disappeared altogether.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Miranda addict ,

Brilliant and insightful

This is one of my favourite shows - beautifully produced and thoughtful interviews that share art knowledge and practice in a really accessible way.

Namila Benson’s interview style is wonderful and she and the producers weave excellent programs together, giving listeners fascinating insights into the guest artists.

Guido Melo ,

The Best ABC Podcast Show

Namila Benson is at the peak of her game! The show is informative, captivating and pleasant to listen to.

GingerVH ,

The art show we all need

This podcast is excellent! Interesting topics, fabulous guests and an amazing presenter in Namila Benson. She is a national treasure and I’m so happy to be able to listen to her each week. Now it just needs to be made into a tv show!

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