39 episodes

What if art were less about goals and more about living? The Art Life is a 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 for art chats and interviews. We hope you’re inspired to adopt an art life of your own.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8, 18 Ratings

What if art were less about goals and more about living? The Art Life is a 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 for art chats and interviews. We hope you’re inspired to adopt an art life of your own.

    Crafting a Business with Erika Lyremark

    Crafting a Business with Erika Lyremark

    Xandra talks to sales and marketing expert Erika Lyremark (she/her) about bringing your art into your business. They discuss the value of understanding your own magic, what to do when you have too many ideas, creative packaging, and prioritising FUN!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Art & Healing

    Art & Healing

    Artists are healers. Grace and Xandra discuss healing ourselves and the world through art.

    • 39 min
    Anti-Racism in Your Art Life

    Anti-Racism in Your Art Life

    In this week’s mini episode, Xandra and Grace provide an information session on how to take anti-racist action in your art life. From diversifying your art consumption to hiring sensitivity readers, there are so many ways to help. Just a reminder: listening to this episode is not activism. This episode is a map, but you have to take the journey yourself.

    • 19 min
    Grace Quantock's Art Life

    Grace Quantock's Art Life

    Grace Quantock (she/her) is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, writer, and storyteller. With Xandra, she discusses creating ways forward every day, marginalia, and therapeutic does of poetry. Grace recommends finding friends in bibliographies.

    • 55 min
    Anjelika Washington's Art Life

    Anjelika Washington's Art Life

    Grace interviews actress Anjelika Washington (‘Tall Girl’, DC’s ‘Stargirl’). They discuss navigating an acting career with integrity, leaps of faith, and macaroni and cheese. We make history when we stand together.

    • 56 min
    Art & Control

    Art & Control

    Grace and Xandra are living in retreat mode! They discuss the balance between taking control and surrendering to life. When we’re experimenting, figuring out what we don't want is a win.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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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