100 episodes

Possibly the World's most inclusive art podcast

Artist & Curator Gary Mansfield talks to emerging, established or world renowned artists each week in his quite unique manner.
Confirmed artists include: Jake Chapman, Gary Hume, Maggi Hambling, David Shrigley, Mark Titchner & Mark Wallinger.

To see the entire line-up of artists go to: http://www.ministryofarts.org
Feel free to contact Gary with any queries, comments etc:
email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com

All Social Media: @ministryofartsorg

To find out more on Gary Mansfield go to: http://www.garymansfield.co.uk

Ministry of Arts Podcast Gary Mansfield

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    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Possibly the World's most inclusive art podcast

Artist & Curator Gary Mansfield talks to emerging, established or world renowned artists each week in his quite unique manner.
Confirmed artists include: Jake Chapman, Gary Hume, Maggi Hambling, David Shrigley, Mark Titchner & Mark Wallinger.

To see the entire line-up of artists go to: http://www.ministryofarts.org
Feel free to contact Gary with any queries, comments etc:
email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com

All Social Media: @ministryofartsorg

To find out more on Gary Mansfield go to: http://www.garymansfield.co.uk

    Ep.162 The London Police - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    Ep.162 The London Police - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Bob & Chaz of The London Police (@thelondonpolice)
     
    The London Police is an art collective started in 1998 when two English geezers headed to Amsterdam to rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of Hollands capital.
    They were part of a small group of artists at the end of the last century that helped pioneer the street art movement. After a few years of mixing traveling and making art in the street TLP began to receive worldwide recognition for their contribution to the graffiti/street art movement.
    They were included in many of the books documenting the scene and invited for shows and live drawing performances all over the globe.  Some 22 years on TLP have amassed more than 100 shows and events in over 35 countries and their street work continues to pop up everywhere they go. Since 2009 TLP has concentrated on more intense canvas work, on bigger solo shows and large scale mural projects.
     
    The London Police are Chaz Barrisson who draws the iconic ‘LADS’ character and Bob Gibson whose tight portrait and architectural illustrations help marry the two styles to create an endearing, exciting fantasy world...
     
    For more information on the work of The London Police go to
    http://www.thelondonpolice.com
     
     
    To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts
     
    For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org
    Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com
    Social Media: @ministryofartsorg
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep.161 Carolyn Tripp - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    Ep.161 Carolyn Tripp - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Carolyn Tripp (@carolyntceramics)
     
    Carolyn Tripp is a classically trained ceramic artist receiving her degree in ceramics from Camberwell School of Art under the professorship of Richard Slee in the 1990’s.
     
    “Working with clay is a constant learning curve and in order to improve my practice I regularly top-up my learning by attending classes in groups or one to one sessions with makers, whose work I admire in the ceramic community.
    I am happily situated at Wimbledon Art Studios in south London, within walking distance of home. In addition to my own practice I hold a board and teaching position at Studio 306 Collective, a social enterprise based in Wood Green, London. The collective works alongside adults living with and recovering from Mental health illness. I have been working in this field for the past 12 years and believe passionately in for the role of expressing creativity in maintaining our positive mental health. I have also held a teaching position at Workshop 305 another social enterprise, but this time working with adults with learning difficulties. Currently I teach adult evening classes at the workshop on an ad hoc basis”.
     
    Carolyn is an associate member of the Craft Potters Association and a Council member of London Potters charity.
     
    For more information on the work of Carolyn Tripp go to
    https://www.carolyntceramics.co.uk
     
     
    To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts
     
    For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org
    Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com
    Social Media: @ministryofartsorg
     

    • 48 min
    Ep.160 Keith Brymer Jones - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    Ep.160 Keith Brymer Jones - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Keith Brymer Jones (@keith brymerjones)
     
    Keith Brymer Jones is a British potter and ceramic designer, known for his homeware Word Range with retro lettering and punk motifs. In 2015, he debuted as an expert judge alongside Kate Malone on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down where his readiness to shed tears at the contestants' work attracted comment. He has continued his role and remained as judge when the programme transferred to More4 in 2020.
     
    At the age of 11, the London-born Brymer Jones made his first pottery object – an owl. It was then that he knew he wanted to be a potter and, after a brief stint as the lead singer of British punk band The Wigs, he became an apprentice for Harefield Pottery in London. This is where he learnt to make modern ceramics.
    After his apprenticeship, Brymer Jones started out hand-making ceramics for retailers including Conran Group, Habitat, Barneys New York, Monsoon, Laura Ashley and Heal's. He began to develop the Word Range for the first time; he was originally attracted to words because of their shapes, as he is dyslexic. Brymer Jones describes working with clay, shape and form as a natural affinity, as a result of his condition.
     
    Brymer Jones also works as Head of Design for MAKE International. In this role he collaborates with other designers including Jane Foster, Scion Living, Hokolo and Becky Baur.
     
    For more information on the work of Keith Brymer Jones go to https://www.keithbrymerjones.com/
     
    To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts
     
    For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org
    Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com
    Social Media: @ministryofartsorg

    • 51 min
    Ep.159 Episode round-up 2021 - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    Ep.159 Episode round-up 2021 - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    In this episode Gary Mansfield gives a round-up of the episodes that stood out for him during 2021, from episode 99-158 (@mizogart)
     
    To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts
     
    For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org
    Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com
    Social Media: @ministryofartsorg

    • 13 min
    Ep.158 Sam Haynes - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    Ep.158 Sam Haynes - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Sam Haynes (@samhaynessculpture)
     
    As an artist that initially felt isolated and uncomfortably distanced from everyday life working within a studio, I started my practice over twenty-five years ago creating site specific public art installations, engaging local communities with the belief that art has the power to bridge divides within society. The creative process is still all about making connections for me, within my practice as an artist facilitator, as well as a collaborator and sculptor. Accessibility lies at the heart of my work, incorporating found objects and materials, using low tech methods of construction to create abstract assemblages that reference domestic and architectural space.  

    My mixed media work combines a rhythmical, systematic design and geometric structure with softer, flexible elements that take shape more organically. I am led primarily by an intuitive response to these contrasting or opposing materials, leading to often unexpected outcomes. These playful interactions, surprising and yet familiar, seek to create a sense of balance and tension, building dynamic connections between materials and the surrounding space, animated through the use of colour, light and shadow.

    I have been strongly influenced by the artwork of Action Space’s learning disabled artists, Linda Bell and Nnena Kalu. Their abstract, process-led installations show an honest and direct response to materials, free from conventional constrictions; an approach that I seek to mirror within my own sculptural practice.
     
    For more information on the work of Sam Haynes go to https://www.sam-haynes.com/
     
    To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts
     
    For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org
    Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com
    Social Media: @ministryofartsorg
     

    • 52 min
    Ep.157 Charley Peters - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    Ep.157 Charley Peters - Ministry of Arts Podcast

    In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Charley Peters (@charleypeters)
    Charley Peters lives and works in London and exhibits internationally, showing recently at Saatchi Gallery (London), Eagle Gallery at London Art Fair (London), Hauser & Wirth Showroom (London), Fold Gallery (London), Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery (Rome), Yantai Art Museum (Yantai), Art 2 (New York) and National Museum of Gdansk (Gdansk). Her clients include House of Vans, Facebook, ITV, Centrepoint, Everpress, Boutique Kaotique and Hospital Rooms.
    Peters completed a PhD in Fine Art Theory and Practice in 2006, which explored notions of interior space in art and its relationship to Freud’s writings on The Uncanny, and she has contributed writing about painting to online and print publications that include Instantloveland, A-N, Turps Banana and Abstract Critical. Peters is a peer reviewer for The Journal of Contemporary Painting and on the editorial board of Turps Banana. She is a visiting tutor in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School, a visiting painting mentor at Turps Art School and a Postgraduate Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts London.
     
    For more information on the work of Charley Peters go to
    https://charleypeters.com/

    To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts
    For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org
    Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com
    Social Media: @ministryofartsorg

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Loving it x

Just discovered Gary on Instagram and now discovered these podcasts and loving them x

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My absolute favourite podcast

Making art fun, inclusive and accessible to everyone. Gary has lovely a voice, is excellent at interviewing and so open himself. Thank you Gary, you’ve made the art world so welcoming.

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Friendly, informative and uplifting - just when we need it most!

I just love the down to earth rapport that Gary strikes up with each guest. You feel like you just want to be down the pub with them, listening to friends sharing their passion for art. Uplifting and enlightening - thankyou!

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