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    Hugh Brody on his documentary 'Inside Australia' and the work of Antony Gormley

    Hugh Brody on his documentary 'Inside Australia' and the work of Antony Gormley

    Anthropologist and director of the documentary 'Inside Australia', Hugh Brody discusses how geology, anthropology and humankind’s connection with the land are represented in Gormley’s work.

    • 23 min
    Understanding space through art

    Understanding space through art

    Theoretical astrophysicist, Priya Natarajan, joins Semiconductor, the artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, to discuss how artists contribute to our understanding of the world around and the relationship between physics, cosmology and art.

    Part of 'Where language ends: Antony Gormley’s discourse series'.

    • 57 min
    Anthony Gormley in conversation with Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona Blazwick

    Anthony Gormley in conversation with Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona Blazwick

    Antony Gormley discusses his career spanning over 40 years and explores how his series of installations within the RA’s Main Galleries encouraged visitors to slow down and become aware of their own bodies and environment.

    Part of 'Where language ends: Antony Gormley’s discourse series'.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    What is sculpture good for?

    What is sculpture good for?

    Our panel, chaired by art critic, writer & curator, Sacha Craddock, and including Alistair Hudson, Director of the Whitworth and Mariam Zulfiqar, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at UP Projects, questions where sculpture is best exhibited and what impact sculptures have on the spaces they are presented in. Do sculptures act as catalysts for social change and can people connect better with a place when it contains a work of art?

    Part of 'Where language ends: Antony Gormley’s discourse series'.

    • 57 min
    Michael Stipe In Conversation

    Michael Stipe In Conversation

    Artist and singer/songwriter Michael Stipe talks about his life-long passion for photography and its potential to produce a defining image of our times.

    • 47 min
    Paul Smith: finding inspiration in the everyday and the extraordinary

    Paul Smith: finding inspiration in the everyday and the extraordinary

    World renowned designer Sir Paul Smith discusses his humble beginnings, what inspires him, and the lessons he's learnt throughout his career.

    • 30 min

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