Time to unwindPosted: 25 March 2020 Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: art, books, inspiration, podcasts, television, websites 10 Comments
Seems like it’s a good time to be indoors so here’s some arty stuff online you might enjoy…
Pine Copper Lime – The internet’s number one printmaking podcast. You can listen to me chat about my work as well as choose from many other episodes with wonderful printmakers. The website also has articles about the artists featured for you to read.
NAVA: In Conversation – Artists, curators and organisations discussing critical issues and ideas relating to the arts.
Talk Art – A podcast dedicated to the world of art hosted by Actor Russell Tovey and Gallerist Robert Diament.
National Gallery of Art Conversations with Artists Series – This series began in 1985 to highlight contemporary artists whose work is featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, USA.
Reading to do
Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting by Catherine Lampert – A chronicle of the artist’s life and career.
I’ll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones – In the book, Grace takes us on a journey from her upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and 80s, all the way to present-day London.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography by Burt Chernow – An intimate portrait of this artistic team (worth looking on ebay to get this book for a reasonable price).
Songwriters on Songwriting and More Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo – Two volumes where songwriters of our time offer their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art.
Things to watch
Crown Point Press Magical Secrets – A series of short videos documenting artists working at the printmaking studio.
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry – A feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.
Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art? – A BBC documentary where Dr James Fox embarks on an open-minded guide to historical and contemporary conceptual art.
The Great Pottery Throwdown – A TV series where potters from around the United Kingdom travel to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of pottery, for a competition to become top potter. Check out Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3 – you’ll never leave the couch!
All the best to you and yours – stay safe and sound.
With galleries closed, I’ve been rewatching Robert Hughes’ 1980 Shock of The New. Hughes does a wonderful dismembering of modernism – although you can only watch so long before shouting “Where are the women.”
This is worth a look –
What Do Artists Do All Day? – httpss://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE4645tTLQ-q0CGiR4eSFlBW
What’s the Christo book like?
Thoroughly enjoyable. Finding out about both artists backgrounds and then their life together has enhanced my appreciation of their projects.
Thank you for sharing them🐾
A pleasure. Be well. 🐦
Hi Rona Your new post is most timely as we are about to go into total lockdown for 4 weeks here in NZ. Happily things aren’t as crazy here in little Nelson as they are in some of the bigger cities such as Auckland with panic buying in the supermarkets and fearful people behaving badly. Our classes are obviously cancelled for the time being but David is still providing assistance to his advanced students via the internet. Thankfully the weather is really good here at the moment, so much needed garden and home maintenance (as well as listening/viewing your recommendations) is on the agenda. In fact I could listen and garden at the same time! We were/are planning on coming over in September to see the Bonnard show (all things virus allowing) and it would be so good to meet up with you and Aaron. We have taken to hopping on a train and going and visiting friends out of Melbourne so a trip to Upway (if you are still there) is totally doable. lots of love to you both Jo and David xxx ps were in Ballarat in Feb and saw your work there in the Ballarat Gallery.
Hi Jo, lovely to hear from you, and glad to hear you are both well. We are happily tucked away in the hills. It is a good time for gardening! Would be great to see you when you visit Melbourne next time. While I think of it, you and David might enjoy this doc if you haven’t seen it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98RUUhVgLR0&fbclid=IwAR1M-FvhRXJvX1WsFagOQ-FztBhEEL9uMEkiC48Vvy-Gvtk-qWyoeUz27OE – Best regards, Rona xx
Hi Rona! Hope you’re well, been wanting to wanting to watch the pottery throw down, so thanks for the reminder.
Get on to it, it’s fab! Take care. X