New Podcast On The Gallery Floor

Hosted by John Hansard Gallery staff members Luke and Piers, On The Gallery Floor is a new podcast that aims to transform contemporary art’s reputation from an inaccessible conundrum into an ordinarily relatable experience for all.

Episode #1 with Anne Tallentire
Luke and Piers talk to the artist Anne Tallentire about her exhibition, Material Distance. Conversation topics include making artwork, what draws attention, how we express ourselves in the world, and Luke’s past employment at a DIY hardware store.

Episode #2 with David Blandy
Luke and Piers talk to the artist David Blandy about his exhibition, Atomic Light. Conversation topics include finding beauty within devastation, working with family, and how video games and literature influence each other.

Episode #3 with Mel, Leah, and Sara
Luke and Piers talk to Mel, Leah, and Sara about their exhibition, What Does Working Together Create? Conversation topics include exhibiting for the first time, making galleries more accessible, working together, and Luke’s current love for Miley Cyrus.

Episode #4 with Billie Zangewa
Luke and Piers talk to the artist Billie Zangewa about her touring exhibition, A Quiet Fire. Conversation topics include finding inspiration, embracing everyday experiences, being at home and out in nature, and Luke’s enduring hope that an empty fridge will magically fill itself with food.

Episode #5 with Grace Lau
Luke and Piers talk to the artist Grace Lau about her exhibition, Portraits In a Chinese Studio. Conversation topics include making a successful portrait, the difference between posing for selfies and traditional portraits, the importance of public art projects, and Piers’ vain efforts to take the perfect portrait.

Episode #6 with Julian Grater
Luke and Piers talk to the artist Julian Grater about his exhibition, Arctic Mirage. Conversation topics include finding a visual language, what challenges an artist, how an environment can haunt us, and drinking whiskey sodas mixed with Arctic ice.

Episode #7 with Ros Carter 
Luke and Piers talk to the curator Ros Carter about her exhibition, Pia Arke: Silences and Stories. Conversation topics include researching Pia Arke, how to ensure an artist’s legacy, what is needed to curate an exhibition, the importance of physical making processes, and Piers’ poorly put together facts about Greenland.

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