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Come along for the ride with two comical, curious artists Fiona Verity and Julie Nicholson as they talk about their creative journey. Hear them interviewing artists, curators, gallery owners, teachers and creatives to guide them, and the listeners, within the arts community. Enjoy the banter whilst they navigate through all the Art W**k.

Art Wank Fiona Verity and Julie Nicholson

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Come along for the ride with two comical, curious artists Fiona Verity and Julie Nicholson as they talk about their creative journey. Hear them interviewing artists, curators, gallery owners, teachers and creatives to guide them, and the listeners, within the arts community. Enjoy the banter whilst they navigate through all the Art W**k.

    Episode 94 - Luke Thurgate, Teacher and student at the National Art School

    Episode 94 - Luke Thurgate, Teacher and student at the National Art School

    This week we had the most fascinating and in-depth chat with artist and teacher, Luke Thurgate. Luke has just completed a Masters's degree at the National Art School in Sydney, whilst also being a teacher so he gets to use the staffroom! That's not all that was exciting about Luke's episode on Art Wank,  we get into the nitty-gritty of his MA, exploring myth, ideologies, semiotics, his exceptional large-scale figure drawings, religion, teaching, connection, and much more... We really covered it all. Thanks for talking to us Luke, we really appreciate it.

    The MA grad show opens at NAS next week, Friday 21st Jan, so go see it, it will be amazing to see Lukes's drawings in real life. They are spectacular. 

    If you want to look at some of the artists Luke mentions here are the links -
    Nicola Samori
    Chelsea Lehmann
    Heidi Yardley
    Odd Nerdrum
    Michael Landy

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 93 - Jordy Kerwick supersonic artist who chatted to us over zoom from France ..

    Episode 93 - Jordy Kerwick supersonic artist who chatted to us over zoom from France ..

     We are back ... 2022 is going to be a great year - we are excited about all the things we are wanting to do this year ..  and we are starting with a fabulous artist who is owning it and is in our opinion is killing it in the art world ....

    Thanks so much to Jordy Kerwick for chatting to us from France .. you can find out more about him on  https://vigogallery.com/artists/113

    Vivo Gallery describes Jordy as

    "An outsize and generous character, Australian born Jordy Kerwick lives in a Chateau and former school in the South of France. Inspired by his wife and kids he makes paintings he and they think are awesome; tigers, bears unicorns and snakes, are juxtaposed with his favourite books, still life flowers, trees, nudes, and chief like feather arrangements within folkloric almost fairytale narratives. The paintings are natural, fun, punkish and unapologetic. Vigo will have a solo show for Jordy Kerwick in June 2022."

    Jordy's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/jordykerwick/?hl=en

    Jordy is with galleries in 
    Sydney, London, New York,  Paris,  Greece, check out his socials for details of where and when he's showing next.

    Thanks 
    Fiona and julie 



     

    • 57 min
    Episode 92 - Ana Young, Interdisciplinary Artist

    Episode 92 - Ana Young, Interdisciplinary Artist

    Ana Young is an interdisciplinary artist represented by Curatorial and Co. She is wise, articulate, and an intelligent thoughtful painter. We learned a lot from this conversation. We spoke to her before we were asked to open the Movers and Shakers exhibition by Louise Chircop, it was just a. coincidence we talked about it in the podcast, and then Louise approached us the next day! We had the best chat with Ana about being a woman in the arts, her art education as a mature student, her sculptural works, and much more. 

    Thanks, Ana, we loved talking to you. 

    'My wall works and 3d constructions are informed by my relationship to the natural world connections between time, silence, and memory. recording via Plein air notations I observe changes in light, volume, space within a particular locale painting are a process of addition/ attrition, they grow skins. A sense of delay occurs as I go back and forth, facilitating processes of change. The paintings acquire their own rhythm. Stillness, optical sensations moments of entering a particular space are critical to their resolution.
    Sculptural constructions encompass the human traits of accumulation and collecting the idea of the "wunderkammer", voyaging and discovery, and the humble everyday utensils and paraphernalia are grouped in uncategorised assemblages constructed, they question temporal and associative versions of past physical presences and emotional states we are left to puzzle their connective roles these " remains" and simple fragments speculate and offer the possibility of new stories beyond their physical entities.'

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 91 - Zoe Grey artist from Tasmania spoke to us about her painting

    Episode 91 - Zoe Grey artist from Tasmania spoke to us about her painting

    Zoe Grey is a painter from Marrawah in Tasmania 

    You can find more about her on her website 
    https://www.zoe-grey.com/about

    or on her instagram, https://www.instagram.com/zoe__makes/?hl=en

    You can read the article from artist profile we discussed here https://artistprofile.com.au/zoe-grey/

    • 51 min
    Episode 90 - Jeff McCann, the epitome of creative!

    Episode 90 - Jeff McCann, the epitome of creative!

    Jeff McCann is a consummate professional, artist, creative and designer. His business spans multi layered, including fashion, cardboard products, art and education. He is the epitome of a creative, always playing with materials and new ideas. He started out n theatre design and the drama comes out in his work. We had a great chat over zoom with Jeff about his social media content, inclusivity, sustainability in his work, making lists, doing workshops, and much more. 

    He has also designed performance outfits for singers such as, Montaigne and Thelma Plum.
     
    'My name’s Jeff McCann, my pronouns are he/him they/them and I’m a Sydney/Gadigal based creative who works in both the visual and performing arts.
    I specialise in community engagement projects, public art, workshops and education, collaborations, illustration, props and fashion. My artistic practice strives to create inclusive works that encourage audience involvement and fun. 
    The work I create fits a variety of spaces from retail and live events to traditional mediums like print and advertising.
    I have a sustainability-focused approach to my practice. This can include using second hand materials, repurposing old collateral from previous projects to make new work and/or considering the afterlife of the work I make. 
    I am inspired by childhood creativity and nostalgia, world building, games and the natural environment.'
    jeffmccann.com.au 

    Thanks Jeff!

    • 48 min
    Episode 89 - Belinda Fox - who is currently showing at Maybaum Gallery in San Francisco

    Episode 89 - Belinda Fox - who is currently showing at Maybaum Gallery in San Francisco

    Belinda Fox the multi talented, multi disciplinary artist who is a printmaker, painter and sculptor. Belinda has always loved travelling and has always been inspired by her travel. She has lived all over the world.

    Check out her current body of work on her website https://belindafox.com.au

    and her instagram https://www.instagram.com/foxbelinda/

    Belinda is on show currently at https://www.maybaumgallery.com

    Find out here about the collaboration Belinda did with artist Wilfred Kalf
    https://belindafox.com.au/Artwork/2019-sculptural-cabinets-process-collaboration-with-wilfred-kalf/

    Find out here about Neville French and Belindas collaboration here
    https://belindafox.com.au/Artwork/process-making-ceramics-with-neville-french-for-tilt/

    Many thanks Belinda we really enjoyed our chat.. you are an inspiration. 

    Fiona and Julie 

    • 1 hr 6 min

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