New podcast weblog intended to give art students from all genres and ages a platform and a voice. To build a community of art students as a useful network for them to take inspiration from.
Series 2 Episode 1: Conversation with Dr Nimmi Hutnik, Artist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
Nimmi is an artist and a Senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapist based in London who helps people suffering from anxiety stress and depression. Nimmi did her D Phil from Oxford university in the 80s after winning a Commonwealth Staff Fellowship while teaching in India. Nimmi then went on to do her masters in fine art form the Wimbledon college of art in 2019.Nimmi has exhibited widely with group and solo shows and her tryptich ‘drawing ‘Burnout’ was selected and exhibited by the Bloomberg new contemporaries exhibition this year. In this podcast we talk about her dual practise of being an artist and a therapist and how they mutually influence each other.As a trained psychologist, Nimmi focuses on the human states of mind such as angst, grief, love and resilience and blends them with the Japanese concept of wabi sabi which is a call to the return to the principles of simplicity, an appreciation of the value of the unadorned, everyday objects, to see beauty in the quotidian to create a vibrant range of gestural drawings that captures the mood, the movement of the objects and spaces with the perfect mix of composition line movement and value.Nimmi is interested in the theme of Transformation looking at how people recover from adversity and has written a book titled ‘ becoming resilient’She is currently working on a video installation using her experiences to create a visual landscape that documents the ‘everyday’ life of a woman in her 60s living in the UK today. She has written a blog for the new contemporaries website called ‘ whoever has heard of a 65 year old emerging artist?
Natasha Jeyasingh Founder of Carpe Arte India and Art Advisor
Episode 21 of ARTiculate presents Natasha Jeyasingh. Natasha is a Mumbai based art advisor and founder of Carpe Arte in India. It is a a platform that encourages people to engage with and support contemporary art. Through her projects, she hopes to take the contemporary art and design scene to a wider audience through pop-up exhibitions, interactive projects and dialogues around the subject. The platform has gone on to help sell works of a huge number of artists and also raise funds for Indian artists to experience residencies and internships abroad.Natasha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh and a Post Graduate Diploma in Design from the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad. A young collector, Natasha has worked alongside scenographer and curator Rajeev Sethi to establish the Hyatt Regency, Chennai’s public art collection and has managed creative projects such as refurbishing the state hall at ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan' the residential palace of the President of India in New Delhi. She has also curated collaborative shows in prestigious galleries and worked on projects with famous designers such as Regis Mathieu and Jean-Francois Lesage. Natasha has also written articles for the Architectural Digest covering art fairs in Europe.
Ravista Mehra Graphic designer and Conceptual Artist
Ravista is a bilingual storyteller & visual communicator from New Delhi. She did her BFA in Graphic Design and Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from the Rhode Island School of Design. As a designer her practice lies in the interdisciplinary fields of graphic design, photography, filmmaking, writing & research. According to her design is one of the lenses that allows for clarifications in a world that is built around misconceptions.. so relevant now more than ever! She tells complex multilingual stories of individuals in the hope that those smaller stories will tell larger tales of nations whose voices have not been heard in the past due to the hegemonies of the West. Currently she is focused on looking at design through the lens of decolonization, which in its essence means, giving voice & visibility to minorities from around the world. She has started a design collective called Active & Concerned Citizen last year, whose focus is to help clear misconceptions of Indians living in India to the Wider World. It is a collaborative effort with other Indian artists & designers. Her specialty has been in publication design, but she has recently diversified into film & sound. Ravista has just completed her Masters in visual communication from the Royal College of Art London.
Aug 2, 2020 00:30 Laura Wilson Multidisciplinary artist
Laura Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist who’s practise sits in the intersection between archeology anthropology and history. She is interested in how history is carried through millennia through everyday materials, trades and craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural and performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory and knowledge. and her interdisciplinary and research-based works have been exhibited widely.Laura’s project Trained on Veda, a malted loaf and evolving artwork was initiated during her residency at Delfina Foundation in 2016 is currently being developed in partnership with TACO, Grand Union, Site Gallery and MIMA, supported by Arts Council England.Laurahas recently been awarded the Jerwood New Work Fund and an a-n Bursary for new work in 2021, and has a forthcoming commission with Mansions of the Future and The Collection, Lincoln.In this conversation Laura talks about her projects and how she has carved a niche with her very unique archive of projects involving ancient recipes to unearthing Bronze Age utensils from archeological sites to choreographing site specific performances with dough.
Almuth Tebbenhoff VP Royal Society of Sculptors Jul 26, 2020 15:42
In this episode I talk to the wonderful Almuth Tebbenhoff. Almuth is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and was elected as its vice president last year. She has exhibited widely in Britain and Europe and in 2009 she created the ‘Star of London’ award for the British Film Institute Film Festival and in 2013 curated the annual sculpture exhibition at the University of Leicester among her numerous other accomplishments. We talk about her beginnings in her career in London, her commitment to her practise, to learning and going out of her comfort zone to work with new materials, experiment with scale and forge new alliances.
Jul 18, 2020 17:12 Juliet Jacques Art critic and Writer
Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker. She has published two books Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study and Trans; A memoir. Trans: a memoir is a log of her experiences as a person growing up in a time and society that was hostile to even to question ones’s gender that is assigned at birth and her gender change surgery. This was made into a landmark series in the Guardian called ‘A transgender journey’ from 2010 to 2012. the column was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011. Juliet also writes short fiction, essays and critical appraisals on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football. She has given reviews on the London Review of Books, Frieze, Art Review, New York Times, The Washington Post among the many publications. She was included in the Independent’s Pink List for many years and is a regular contributor to the New Statesman. She has made two films – Approach/Withdraw, co-directed with artist Ker Wallwork in (2016), and You Will Be Free in (2017) and has also directed a documentary entitled Revivification: Art, Activism and Politics in Ukraine (2018), as part of a residency there. She has also founded and co-hosted Suite (212) on fm radio– a radio programme that looked at the arts in their social, cultural, political and historical contexts, running from 2017 to 2019. She has recently relaunched the show as a podcast.Juliet has taught at the City Lit institute in London in 2019, and on the Contemporary Art Practice course at the Royal College of Art. As well as giving guest lectures and workshops at various art institutions, Juliet has presented her work in many countries across the world and has been nominated for numerous awards for her writing. She has completed her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at the University of Sussex in 2019.