British Art Talks is the audio series of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. It features new research and aims to enhance and expand knowledge of British art and architecture.
The PMC is an educational charity that champions new ways of understanding British art history and culture. We publish, teach and carry out research, both at the Centre in London and through our online platforms. Our archives, library and lively events programme are open to researchers, students and the public. The Centre was founded in 1970 by the art collector and philanthropist Paul Mellon. It is part of Yale University and a partner to the Yale Center for British Art.
Experiments in Art Writing: Roger Robinson
Award winning writer Roger Robinson talks to Anna Reid about the interplay of poetry with painting and portraiture.
Experiments in Art Writing: Maria Fusco
Maria Fusco, working class writer and Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Dundee, talks to Anna Reid about formative influences on her practice.
Experiments in Art Writing: Adrian Rifkin
Adrian Rifkin joins Anna Reid to share a set of texts that speak of the formation of his own practice as a renowned art historian and creative writer.
Experiments in Art Writing: Catherine Grant
Catherine Grant, Senior Lecturer in the Art and Visual Cultures departments at Goldsmiths, talks about some of the most exciting contemporary developments in art writing.
Ryan Gander: DIFFICULT TRUTHS TO LIVE INSIDE - TROUBLE WITH TIME
In this episode of British Art Talks, an array of artists is enlisted in a quixotic project: a countdown from fifty in bingo calls. First, a story, part of a beat poem, narrated by Ryan as author, to his daughter, Penny.
Lucy Skaer: Leaving the House
Artist Lucy Skaer speaks in situ about leaving her family home as the sold signs go up outside. She charts the influence of the house on her and on the work she has made over the years from parts of the building, and looks more generally at how artists find their narrative in the world.