25 episodes

What if art were less about goals and more about living? The Art Life is a weekly podcast and emerging philosophy exploring what it means to be an artist.

Each episode questions what art has to do with life: from nature to notebooks, from happiness to home renovations.

Your hosts are actress Grace Gordon and essayist Xandra Robinson-Burns. They share stories of how art weaves meaning into all that we do. 'Being an artist' can be a job, but also an identity, a lifestyle, and a reminder to spend time away from screens.

In conversation, The Art Life redefines ‘art’ as expansive, inclusive, and grounding.

This show is for everyone because everyone can be an artist. Tune in every Friday for art chats and interviews. We hope you’re inspired to adopt an art life of your own.

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What if art were less about goals and more about living? The Art Life is a weekly podcast and emerging philosophy exploring what it means to be an artist.

Each episode questions what art has to do with life: from nature to notebooks, from happiness to home renovations.

Your hosts are actress Grace Gordon and essayist Xandra Robinson-Burns. They share stories of how art weaves meaning into all that we do. 'Being an artist' can be a job, but also an identity, a lifestyle, and a reminder to spend time away from screens.

In conversation, The Art Life redefines ‘art’ as expansive, inclusive, and grounding.

This show is for everyone because everyone can be an artist. Tune in every Friday for art chats and interviews. We hope you’re inspired to adopt an art life of your own.

    What's In Our Notebooks

    What's In Our Notebooks

    Xandra and Grace are analog girls. From morning pages to financial records, they share their paper notebook methods. Don’t forget to revel in the present moment, and recognise when you’re living your dreams! 🌟

    • 37 min
    Valentine's Special

    Valentine's Special

    Xandra and Grace lead their first campfire special, sharing readers' stories of gift giving! Holidays are an opportunity to be creative. Love is paying attention. Grace just wants to have fun.

    • 38 min
    Finding Your People

    Finding Your People

    Be a fan of your friends - and the casting director of your life. Grace and Xandra discuss fostering your creative community. To find your people, it is necessary to be the initiator.

    • 35 min
    Pack Your Bags

    Pack Your Bags

    Xandra is a minimalist. Grace is a maximalist. They both travel in style, whether in a fabulous vintage suitcase, or just a handbag. How light do you travel?

    • 41 min
    Let's Go to the Movies!

    Let's Go to the Movies!

    Grace has a rule: Always get popcorn. She and Xandra memorable experiences at the movies, personal fashion resolutions, and the need for sacred cellphone-free spaces. What is your cinema-going personality?

    • 46 min
    We Need to Sort Out Our Priorities!

    We Need to Sort Out Our Priorities!

    What's the opposite of writer's block? Too many ideas! Grace and Xandra discuss the need for both structure and freedom. Gryffindors and Slytherins alike need to sort out their priorities.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

ashesandatoms ,

Always a joy.

Such a delight. I enjoy this podcast so much - Xandra and Grace are two beautiful, articulate souls who share so much heart-felt camaraderie in their podcasts. I love listening to this while making art at home - it gives me much to reflect on within my own craft and community.

Spirit0 ,

Speaks directly to my soul

It's amazing that almost every topic about modern art — from creation to "consumption" to living the life of an artist to what the heck even is art — is addressed by Grace and Xandra in the most reassuring of ways. Today's world is so hectic with all our technology, and I admire these two for thriving both on and offline. Every episode is great!

lulu_m_k ,

Everyone is an artist

I’m hooked on The Art Life! Xandra and Grace are an amazing duo. There are so many takeaways from each episode, but the biggest takeaway is that we are all artists. Give this podcast a go, it’s life altering!

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