Keep on keeping onPosted: 29 September 2020 Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: art, books, documentaries, films, podcasts, television, TV 2 Comments
Hope you are going ok at the moment. Please find following links to a bunch of things to check out online to keep you entertained.
For your ears
How I Found My Voice with Samira Ahmed
Literally! with Rob Lowe
David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Judith Lucy – Overwhelmed & Dying
Stuff to read
How To Be An Artist by Jerry Saltz
Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz
Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show – A Retrospective by Ingrid Pfeiffer and Max Hollein
Ceramics for Beginners: Animals & Figures by Susan Halls
Chromatopia – An Illustrated History of Colour by David Coles
TV shows and docos
Portrait Artist of the Year 2020
Masters of Photography – Diane Arbus
Unstoppable. Sean Scully and the Art of Everything
For the kiddywinks
Very best wishes and take care.
Happy new yearPosted: 1 January 2020 Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: art, books, documentaries, inspiration, podcasts, television, websites 10 Comments
A happy new year to you!
If you are looking for reading or listening or watching tips to start off the new year here’s a few for you:
Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle by Clare Hunter is an intriguing overview about peoples from all over who have used sewing and embroidery as a form of communication.
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris is a collection of ridiculously funny autobiographical essays by this most humorous fellow.
Birdland is a book of exquisite photographs by Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is hosted by Tyler Green who has thoughtful and intelligent chats with artists, curators, historians and authors.
Invisibilia on NPR is a showcase of strange science-y stories.
Dolly Parton’s America is a 9 part series that takes the listener on a journey into the ‘Dollyverse’.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a 2019 web TV series about the world of Thra, that’s a prequel to the film The Dark Crystal made in 1982, and both are wonderful to watch.
I adore comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and the documentary Gilbert: a Gilbert Gottfried story is an interesting insight into his life. He also hosts the delightfully vulgar yet highly informative and entertaining Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast alongside Frank Santopadre.
Lucian Freud: Painted Life is a BBC documentary on the life and work of the artist with contributions from friends, fellow artists and family members, and includes footage of Freud painting in his studio.
Peruse the Print Council of Australia blog to read interviews about all things works on paper.
Explore the interactive site for the 2014 MoMA exhibition Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things.
Check out the website of amazing artist Lubaina Himid.
Hope you enjoy 2020.
That’s entertainmentPosted: 30 January 2019 Filed under: Artists, Inspiration | Tags: art, books, documentaries, exhibitions, inspiration, podcasts 6 Comments
Hope you’re good and that you are enjoying 2019!
Here are a few recommendations for your consideration if you’re looking for some art related entertainment to kick off your year:
Summer Selection at Australian Galleries
28 and 35 Derby Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
Until 19 February 2019
A group exhibition of works by Australian Galleries artists
Mirka Mora: Pas De Deux – Drawings and Dolls at Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105 Australia
Until 24 March 2019
An exhibition commemorating the life and work of Australian artist Mirka Mora which is nothing short of amazing.
Anna Boghiguian at Tate St Ives
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG UK
8 February – 6 May 2019
This retrospective exhibition is on the dream list (if only I could transport myself to the UK à la Star Trek!).
Books − creativity / businessy stuff
Creative Habit: Learn it and use it for life by Twyla Tharp
The dancing queen of routine gives you the low down on being productive.
Art Money Success by Maria Brophy
A text book on how to get your arse into gear and make a living as an artist.
On Being An Artist by Michael Craig-Martin
A mix of memoir and instruction this is a candid, enjoyable, useful read.
Books − contemporary art and art history
Old in Art School by Nell Painter
Only recently finished this book and I savoured every word. It is a beautifully written sharing of the ups and downs encountered when choosing to take a new direction in life.
Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters by Martin Gayford
Every book I’ve read written by Martin Gayford I have thoroughly relished, and this one is about some of my favourite artists making it all the more riveting.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel
Abstract Expressionism has always been of interest to me (especially the work of Helen Frankenthaler), and this book is extremely enlightening.
Books − artists work
Kiki Smith: Prints, Books and Things by Wendy Weitman
Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2003-04 − be sure to check out the accompanying website for the show.
Kerry James Marshall by Charles Gaines, Laurence Rassel and Greg Tate
A marvellous book. You can also learn more about the work of Kerry James Marshall on The Modern Art Notes Podcast (he is fantastic and delightful to listen to) – here and here.
A Printmaker’s Cookbook – Images in Relief by Dianne Fogwell
As Sasha Grishin describes it, this is a “how Fogwell did it book”. Absolutely fabulous.
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World directed by Barry Avrich
A tantalising / tormenting exposé depending on your vantage point!
Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists directed by Leslie Buchbinder
Love!!! As well here is a link to a clip of artist Jim Nutt talking and painting.
You can purchase this series on good ol’ DVD via Amazon, etc., plus the Art21 website has tons of resources to pleasurably trawl through.
You can also watch a short doco about my work if you’ve got 22 minutes to spare.
Talking with Painters hosted by Maria Stoljar
Maria Stoljar asks Australian painters all you ever wanted to know in a relaxed conversational way, and the show notes for this podcast are excellent.
Artists Helping Artists hosted by Leslie Saeta
Almost a decade of AHA episodes to scour for ideas about art marketing as well as plenty of interviews with artists (with a particular focus on plein air painters). Leslie Saeta is always accompanied by a co-host making this an informal yet informative style podcast.
Bench Talk hosted by Tom Gerrard
As Tom Gerrard is an artist himself he is great at squeezing out as much info possible from his diverse range of creative guests.
Here’s just a handful of the engaging artists I follow:
And you can follow me on Insta too – @ronagreenart