129 episodes

Sharing stories about art + life from different with Willy Russo.
Including - Interview With An Artist (5 Seasons)
Two Red Chairs (1 Season)

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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Sharing stories about art + life from different with Willy Russo.
Including - Interview With An Artist (5 Seasons)
Two Red Chairs (1 Season)

    LIFE | 2024 Summer Edition | Fun? Are you having any?

    LIFE | 2024 Summer Edition | Fun? Are you having any?

    What do you do for fun and when was the last time you had it?

    What if I told you fun would make you a better parent, partner, friend and even better at your job!

    ⁠Dr Mike Rucker⁠ is an Organisational psychologist and author of the book - The Fun Habit joins me to talk about the importance of fun in our lives.

    We talk about so much in this episode including:


    what fun is
    how Mike went from focusing on happiness to fun,
    one of the best stories you’ll ever hear about a mis-sent email ever
    can fun really become a habit and why it needs to be
    which cultures seem to have the best fun 
    and Mike’s top three tips for getting more fun in your life

    Grab The Fun Habit in all good bookstores, and also head over to ⁠Dr Mike Rucker’s website⁠ for a whole range of anecdotes and further tools for getting more fun in your life. 

    Also if you have a friend in your life who you maybe want to have more fun with, share this episode with them and let them know, good times are on the horizon!

    The episode opens with what I’ve been finding about the different age groups when I ask them about fun, and I wonder, how do you compare?

    This podcast is hosted and produced by Willy Russo and comes to you from the land of the Darkinjung people.

    • 36 min
    LIFE | 2024 Summer Edition | Couldn't Wouldn't Didn't

    LIFE | 2024 Summer Edition | Couldn't Wouldn't Didn't

    LIFE | My name is Willy Russo and chances are, you’re tuned in here for art content. As much as I love art and talking with creatives, over the summer I’ve worked on a couple of side episodes that I thought I would bring to you as a little holiday listening. 

    These are not specifically art related. They are life related.

    I am going to start to label the podcast with ART or LIFE straight up so you know if it’s an episode you want to tune in to. 

    This first one is a celebration of a project I launched 10 years ago. I recently had three separate enquiries about it which made me think, maybe I need to revisit it. 

    It’s a pretty personal project and most of you would know if you follow me here or on my socials, I don’t really talk about me. So it feels a little strange bringing this out.

    Ten years ago I wrote a nonfiction book, a collection of stories about women who never gave birth to children of their own. The book’s called Couldn’t Wouldn’t Didn’t, insights into the lives of women who never gave birth. It's under my maiden name, Falkenhagen.

    In this summer episode of the podcast, I thought I would read you the introduction. I am the 11th chapter in the book. Which can I tell you, re-reading it recently made me nauseous! And I wonder if for you, when you see some of your early creative projects you’re like, what was I thinking?!

    You can grab the book now, it’s available on Amazon, that’s the cheapest place to find it. 

    Podcast production and hosting by Willy Russo.

    @wilamina_russo

    • 24 min
    S5 Ep 114 IWAA The Gallery Edition | Sophie Vander of Curatorial + Co

    S5 Ep 114 IWAA The Gallery Edition | Sophie Vander of Curatorial + Co

    Mid year holiday episode!

    Sophie Vander is the Director and Founder of Curatorial + Co.

    Curatorial + Co have built a solid reputation placing contemporary artwork within residential and commercial architecture and the public domain. They also have a thriving Art Consultancy business, working with a strong network of interior designers and architects.

    Willy and Sophie talk about:


    her enduring love for art and the realisation she was never going to be an artist
    artist websites and what you need to have on them
    the most recent artist to join the gallery
    the role art fairs such as The Other Art Fair have in an emerging artists career
    and much more

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    One-on-one mentoring, tailored to your artistic practice opens up again in January 2024, for further information head to www.wilaminarusso.com and sign up the monthly newsletter helping artists take the right next step - The Next Step

    Interview With An Artist is hosted by Willy (Wilamina) Russo and produced by Cameron Furlong. 

    • 35 min
    Two Red Chairs With Artist Susie Choi

    Two Red Chairs With Artist Susie Choi

    Artist Susie Choi connected with her artistic love in a round about way. There was a kids party. There were decorations. And then before she knew it, she was enrolling at National Art School and ripping up the carpet in the nursery to turn it into a studio. Susie joins Willy Russo for the final episode of season one of Two Red Chairs.



    Two Red Chairs is created and hosted by artist mentor and content creator Willy Russo with filming and production by Sean Hatzinikolaou.

    • 17 min
    Two Red Chairs With Artist Sophie Victoria

    Two Red Chairs With Artist Sophie Victoria

    Sophie Victoria is the Breaking Bad of the art world. Backyard chemistry with her uncle has led to a love affair with her art practice with stunning results. Sophie joins Willy Russo for Two Red Chairs talking about her relationship to her practice and how to keep the passion alive in the studio.



    Two Red Chairs is created and hosted by artist mentor and content creator Willy Russo with filming and production by Sean Hatzinikolaou.

    • 14 min
    Two Red Chairs with Artist Kim Leutwyler

    Two Red Chairs with Artist Kim Leutwyler

    Kim Leutwyler wants to take their art to Mexico for a cute date on the beach and we want to go with them! Kim and Willy chat about the benefits of having a day job, the experience of going full time into art, and how Kim deals with their tendency to go all-in and forget about the outside world. And as with each guest, Kim give's their top tip for keeping the passion alive in the studio.



    Two Red Chairs is hosted by artist mentor and content creator Willy (Wilamina) Russo with filming and production by Sean Hatzinikolaou.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Lea Hawkins ,

Fabulous podcast

Alongside Artwank and Talking with Painters in the holy trinity of Australian podcasts.

Amy J Compton ,

Fave Art Podcast

My favourite art podcast by far. Willamina is such a natural interviewer. I love listening to her chats with some of Australia’s best artists. Highly recommend.

mcdixartist ,

Great interviews

Great podcasts - so many interesting artists and gallerists interviews. As an artist, great to hear how other artists work and discover new artists. Willy is a great interviewer. Totally addictive.

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