139 episodes

If you're interested in hearing voices and listening to experiences, stories and knowledge from the arts and culture sector we don't often get to hear, then Audiovisual Cultures is the podcast for you. Learn alongside Paula Blair as she explores different approaches to creative practice and cultural production across film/cinema, theatre, television/streaming, video, visual art, sonic art, radio, audio drama, podcasting, performance, music, the internet, visual culture, museums and galleries and much more with the help of the scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts she meets along the way. Subscribe on your preferred platform listed below so you never miss a fascinating conversation!

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Audiovisual Cultures Paula Blair

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If you're interested in hearing voices and listening to experiences, stories and knowledge from the arts and culture sector we don't often get to hear, then Audiovisual Cultures is the podcast for you. Learn alongside Paula Blair as she explores different approaches to creative practice and cultural production across film/cinema, theatre, television/streaming, video, visual art, sonic art, radio, audio drama, podcasting, performance, music, the internet, visual culture, museums and galleries and much more with the help of the scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts she meets along the way. Subscribe on your preferred platform listed below so you never miss a fascinating conversation!

Get involved:Have a hoke around our website for more information and to get in touch.Email audiovisualcultures@gmail.com with feedback or if you're interested in being part of the show.Sign up to our mailing list to receive new episode links and our free monthly newsletter with exclusive updates and recommendations straight to your inbox.Get early access and bonus content by supporting Audiovisual Cultures on Patreon.See accessible versions of the podcast on our YouTube playlist.See audiogram teasers of our episodes.If you appreciate this work, drop a little something in the tip jar.Tell a friend how great the show is and how much they'd love it and should totally subscribe and listen! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures.

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    Podcasting and Mindset with Jennifer Francis

    Podcasting and Mindset with Jennifer Francis

    Paula Blair chats with Jenn Francis about making her podcasts Tools of the Podcast Trade and SoloMoms! Talk. We also hear about Jenn’s work with mindset coaching and mentoring, and about her travel experiences. We learn about getting started with podcast production, the importance of meeting people virtually and in person, and the ways Jenn is disrupting lasting stigmas around solo motherhood. If you get something out of this conversation or know someone who will, please share it and give it a good rating and review on your podcast app!
    Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.
    The book Jenn refers to is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
    Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. You can support this work and find this episode’s extended show notes, full guest bio and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/09/21/audiovisual-cultures-episode-125-podcasting-and-mindset-with-jennifer-francis/

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    • 45 min
    Strand, Thor and Robert Simpson

    Strand, Thor and Robert Simpson

    Recorded on location at the Strand Arts Centre in East Belfast, programme manager Johanna Leech and cultural freelancer Robert J. E. Simpson chat to Paula Blair about the venue’s history, its current status and plans for its future. We then learn more about Robert’s work as an artist, an actor, a for-hire freelancer and with the CinePunked podcast. And finally, there is a post-viewing discussion between Robert and Paula after seeing Thor: Love and Thunder (dir. Taika Waititi, 2022) with plenty of references to plot details and lots of meandering off to other broadly relevant topics! If you get something out of this episode or know someone who will, please share it and give it a good rating and review on your podcast app.
    Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.
    Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. You can support this work and find this episode’s extended show notes and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/09/07/audiovisual-cultures-episode-124-strand-thor-and-robert-simpson/
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Studio Visit with Susan Hughes

    Studio Visit with Susan Hughes

    Paula Blair visits Susan Hughes at Orchid Studios in Belfast to chat through her work. Susan is from Belfast and graduated with her MFA in 2021 from the University of Ulster and received that year’s Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry) and Platform Arts (Belfast) graduate awards. She has completed many artist residencies in Ireland and Scandinavia where she has used her traditional fiddle-playing as a bartering tool to gain access to local stories. In this episode we learn about Susan’s practice involving painting, text, sound, colour and light across different media, and spend time in particular on uses of language and encounters with the natural world. If you get something out of this episode or know someone who will, please share it and give it a good rating and review on your podcast app!
    Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.
    Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. You can support this work and find this episode’s extended show notes and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/08/24/audiovisual-cultures-episode-123-studio-visit-with-susan-hughes/

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    • 42 min
    It For Others

    It For Others

    Paula Blair reads her article on Duncan Campbell’s Turner Prize-winning film It For Others – see full citation and link below for open access to the published text. Topics include prize culture, capitalism, Marxism, colonialism, cultural appropriation, looted art, documentary, commercialism, the art market, and film culture, particularly the late-twentieth-century Left Bank film-makers in France. If you get something out of this episode or know someone who will, please share it and give it a good rating and review on your podcast app.
    Blair, Paula, ‘Accommodating the Mess: The Politics of Appropriation in It For Others’, Acta Universitatis Sapientiae: Film and Media Studies 12 (2016), pp. 149–165
    Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.
    Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. You can support this work and find this episode’s extended show notes and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/08/10/audiovisual-cultures-episode-122-it-for-others/
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    • 55 min
    Grant Applications

    Grant Applications

    Paula Blair talks through a successful grant application to Arts Council England, radical honesty, and time-saving strategies. In this episode you’ll get advice on the stages of applying for a grant including the necessary preparation, where to find specific guidance, compiling a budget and networking. Issues that arise include paying yourself and others fairly, identifying eligibility, what fund is right for your needs, and access requirements for submission. If you get something out of this or know someone who will, please share it.
    Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.
    Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. You can support this work and find this episode’s extended show notes and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/07/27/audiovisual-cultures-episode-121-grant-applications/

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Jordan Mode with Jordan Lam

    Jordan Mode with Jordan Lam

    Paula Blair speaks to Jordan Lam about being creative and developing a studio arts practice. In this fun and loose conversation you’ll get some insight into studying art at degree level, some details about graphic design and digital collage, and how it is to take a creative approach to life as well as to art. There are some details about Photoshop and other digital creative suites that the uninitiated may find surprising. We also touch on Jordan’s experience growing up bilingual and across two cultures, his interest in rap and reading, and why he likes to dress up as a banana. If you enjoy this chat, please give us a good rating and share with someone you think will like it.
    Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.
    Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. You can support this work and find this episode’s extended show notes and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/07/13/audiovisual-cultures-episode-120-jordan-mode-with-jordan-lam/
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    • 56 min