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57 minutes | 6 days ago
Season 3 Episode 49 - Christine Webb
We had a wonderful time with Christine at her house in Birchgrove where Fiona and I were treated to a beautiful homemade lunch with Christine and her husband, Marius. What a generous and lovely couple. Their house is full of amazing art, painted by Christine or collected over the years making it a treasure trove of curiosities.Christine is a full time working artist, exhibiting regularly in solo and group shows and teaches workshops too. Busy lady. Check out her website for more information. 'I am a figurative, still life artist who paints in Acrylic on stretched canvas.My work builds upon other Australian still life painters such as Margaret Preston in the use of Australian flora in the restricted workspace of the domestic environment.My current practice has pushed these limitations with a more esoteric staging that still holds a tangible quality, within the viewer's immediate spatial boundaries and with concrete reality. While at once centred and stable, the fragility of the environment is expressed through the use of delicate dried flowers and bush fire-blackened, banksia.The symmetry and balance of the works is a quest for calm amidst the current world uncertainty. The use of reflection and transparency is both a literal and spiritual call for truth and serenity.'Happy listening and thanks again Christine x
46 minutes | 13 days ago
Season 3 - Episode 48 - Karen Stamper mixed media artist from the UK
This weeks podcast was recorded on zoom - we talked to the mixed media Artist Karen Stamper who is based in the UK and is currently in lockdown in the UK. You can find out about Karen's workshops and work on her website. https://karenstampercollage.comfind out about Karens courses on her instagram https://www.instagram.com/karen_stamper_collage/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/concertinasketchbooks/?hl=enShout out to the girls at Art Juice - https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=art+juice+podcast&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8Many thanks to karen for a great chat ...
82 minutes | 21 days ago
Season 3 - Episode 47 - Kathryn Dolby talks about her painting, her young daughter and her 100 year old home studio and her practise
Kathryn Dolby is a delightful young artist who chatted to us about her painting practise, being a mother and how her daughter inspires and influences her work from showing her new and beautiful colours to mix and watching her intuitive mark making. check out her work on her website https://www.kathryndolby.comor her instagram https://www.instagram.com/kathryndolby/?hl=enKathryn lives in a beautiful space in the Northern Rivers and works in a 100 year old studio that used to be a blacksmiths space she was generous chatting to us about the stories within her work - she has an ability to describe in paint life experiences, leaving us room to look and discover. Go to Kathryn Dolby's instagram to explore her work - she is aiming to find the middle ground, the many moments, not the inside, nor the outside, She has a show coming to Michael Reid Northern Beaches this July Check out our Art Wank instagram to see Freda's inside shell paintings and more of Kathryns work . Thanks for listening .
61 minutes | a month ago
Season 3 Episode 46 - Mike Staniford
Our first guest of 2021 is the wonderful and prolific artist, Mike Staniford. We recorded this on zoom in January lockdown so bare with us for sound. We also talk about an artist who can't be named, this is Debbie Mackinnon, Mikes Wife! We have interviewed Debbie not he podcast and Fiona is always dropping her name so that is the running joke! Mike Staniford is a contemporary Australian artist, inspired by the bold colours of nature and the celebration of its shapes and forms. Mike’s paintings are intuitive and gestural and seek to reinterpret the landscape, to distil down its complexity and eliminate the unnecessary.“My paintings are a result of engaging in a dialogue with the landscape. Refiguring the geographical elements, playing with the compositional structure and keeping the geometry rich and varied, regardless of the literal proportion of form.”Thanks for listening and don't forget to check Mikes Instagram for upcoming workshops and exhibitions.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Season 2 Episode 45 - Katie Eraser the most colourful artist we have chatted to so far
Thanks to Katie Eraser for chatting to us about her art practise. We recorded this before we went into lockdown in Sydney - little did we know we were going to be in isolation in the Northern Beaches when this dropped. You can find out more about Katie on her website https://www.katieeraser.com/bioKatie's show was at the new Michael Reid Direct art gallery in Newport Her recent show was called ''The imagined attractions of Elsewhere' it explores what it is to be human, what it is to experience love, loss, she is working in abstract illustration. Her aim is to leave something undone and she wants you to fill in a part of the story. https://michaelreidstudiodirect.com.au/artist/katie-eraser/Katie has featured in the Design files https://thedesignfiles.net/2020/11/homes-katie-eraser-jay-longworth-brunswick-east/Katie attended Billy Blue in Sydney https://www.billybluecreative.comKatie has also done a collection with Gorman - https://www.gormanshop.com.au/katie-eraser-x-gorman-lookbook/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAoab_BRCxARIsANMx4S614SYTqyAX0vtBO_aU9DB9Sidkkj21glsJ7wdKsH2R3Dl2g8DiJuYaAnuVEALw_wcBKatie first showed with Boom Galley in Melbourne - https://www.boomgallery.com.auKatie gave great advise on how to talk to galleries she advised you send a PDF of your work - get help if you cant do it from someone who is good at computer graphics Katie has lots going on in 2021 -
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 43 Paul Bacon Sculptor
Paul Bacon has been very kind and humble to us at Art Wank! After scheduling an interview with Paul last week, we had a great chat and got to the end of the interview realising I hadn't pressed record! Rookie error. Paul was gracious enough to let us back in to re-record, this time I pressed record and we had an even better chat! Paul Bacon lives in Avalon Beach where we caught up with him at his amazing apartment overlooking the sparkling surf break of South Avalon. Paul is a sculptor using steel as his preferred medium, using its elasticity and forgiving nature to add and subtract pieces to form a sculpture based on the landscape and architecture he sees around him. Paul also works as a social worker at St. Vincents Hospital part-time in the emergency department. His own art collection is something to behold, we took photos for instagram. We spoke to Paul about how he goes about manufacturing his work, his representation with Watters and Maunsell Wickes Gallery, art school, collaborating with local artist Leonie Barton (see previous art wank episode) and more..... Thanks Paul, we really enjoyed interviewing you twice!!
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Season 2 Episode 36 - Ben Tankard Pop art and Penguin Book painter
Thanks for talking to us Ben Tankard you can find out more about his work on http://www.benjamintankard.comor on his instagram https://www.instagram.com/ben_tankard_art/?hl=enBen mentions the painting by Jasper Johns that inspired him check it out here.https://www.google.com/search?q=flag+jasper+johns&client=safari&rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk03vgvksBJkImBu-ohPSHH1jzf5MIg:1603767873033&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=N9Nw5PD1f2LJoM%252CwuTT6tbseYy_bM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kTjhVXLxAiVY6JkINCVSHbGfcL5vQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir6v7y5NPsAhWb4zgGHQAQDoYQ_h16BAgKEAU#imgrc=N9Nw5PD1f2LJoMthanks for listening .. Fiona and Julie
70 minutes | 4 months ago
Season 2 Episode 35 - Printmaker and Curator Sarah Montgomery
Thanks to Sarah Montgomery for talking to us about all things printmaking, curation, and art materials .. have a listen its a fascinating podcast that you will hopefully learn from. You can check out Sarah's work on instagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahjeata_montgomery/she is part of the fabulous Sydney Road Galleryhttps://sydneyroadgallery.comand runs Artsmart in Seaforthhttps://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=artsmart+seaforth&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8The artists Sarah mentioned were http://australiangalleries.com.au/artists/jorg-schmeisser/and the books on her bedside were The intaglio printmaking book https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=intaglio+printmaking+book&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8and The Artist Handbook of materials and Techniques https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-artist-s-handbook-of-materials-and-techniques-ralph-mayer/book/9780571143313.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwlbr8BRA0EiwAnt4MTnC1uxzkJhqD4Jqp9bBxt8sTAohMw8N31OHa3l0j7sNQVs3ZJQQ5qhoCReUQAvD_BwE
56 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 Episode 34 - Jaimee Paul
Thanks to artist, Jaimee Paul, who spoke to us from her Brookvale studio this week. New Zealand born, Sydney based Artist, Jaimee Paul‘s main subject matter is animals. Both large and small inspired by her personal interactions as a child and overseas travels; ‘they have such personality, they’re so complex and every one is so different. I try to uncover their spirit… If only they could talk!’ Art has the power to evoke emotions from audiences not usually partial to stare inside the eyes and soul of a furry being. Fostering personal connections between human viewer and animal subject – “I hope to create Art For Purpose leading to positive changes in today’s global climate.”She is also known for her portraiture and she enjoys working with all mediums from watercolour to oils, always with a touch of realism. Favouring black and white, Jaimee’s illustrations are sensitive and have an uncanny likeness to her subjects.An exhibiting artist at Melbourne’s inaugural The Other Art Fair Jaimee has taught art classes on Sydney’s Northern Beaches since 2011 and is represented by The Drawing Arm as an illustrator. She was awarded the Royal Doulton and UNSW Art & Design Award in 2014. Her artworks and commissioned pieces are hung in private collections worldwide. In 2016 she graduated with a Bachelor of Design from UNSW Art & Design.Jaimee is part of Le Creme Creative Brookvale, Sydney.Jaimee's website Her next exhibition Inside Bloom, is with her studio partner, Meg Minkley in November. Thanks so much, Jaimee
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 Episode 33 - Wanda Comrie spoke to us all the way from WA
This weeks guest is the fine artists Wanda Comrie. She is from Western Australia and is self described as an emerging creative who's practise encompasses observational realistically rendered compositions. Responding to shadow play in domestic scenes and locally found botanicals, she reflects the beauty and complexity that everyday living can provide. Wanda sells very well via Instagram all over the world and was kind to share with us some of her ideas and processes. Check out he work on the following links. You can find Wanda on her instagram https://www.instagram.com/wandacomrie/or her website is https://wandacomrie.comWanda mentioned the artist Ashley Longshore https://www.instagram.com/ashleylongshoreart/?hl=enWanda was the 2019 Frankie magazine Good Stuff awards winner https://www.frankie.com.auWanda has won several art prizes check out her website for details. Wanda's favourite artist tool is a light with a day light globe. Wanda would love to meet the artist Margaret Olley https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=margaret+olley&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
64 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 Episode 32 - Alexandra Plim
Art wank had a wonderful chat with the amazing Alexandra Plim. She is an hilarious multi-talented lady, mum, actress and artist. She has packed a lot into her world and after deciding to start painting 4 years ago she has an incredible following. Her work is fresh and fluid using lots of paint and lovely mark making. Alexandra has so much creative energy and started selling her work in the local Marrickville food markets when the canvases started piling up at home. We talked to her about working with kids, her acting life, hot dub time machine, art exhibitions and much more.,....Check out her fabulous work on https://www.alexandraplim.com/orhttps://bluethumb.com.au/alexandra-plimHer current exhibition is on at https://www.thewellingtongallery.com/She would like to visit the studio of https://kendone.com.au/Thanks so much Alexandra and good luck with your painting and exhibitions.....
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 Episode 31 - Neil Ernest Tompkins talks to us about his work - chEck out his show
This week we spoke to Archibald finalist 2020 Neil Ernest Tompkins about his art and all sorts of current affairs, we hope you enjoyed the chat. Neil is currently showing in a show at titled 'Now here nowhere' , its is on from 15th to 27th September at Maunsell Wickes Gallery, on Glenmore Road in Paddington. https://maunsellwickes.com/exhibitions/You can see his work on his website https://www.neiltomkins.com/blog/now-here-nowhereor his social media https://www.instagram.com/neil_ernest_tomkins/Neil is in a shared studio in Highground in Annandale https://www.facebook.com/pg/highergroundstudio/about/?ref=page_internalNeil collaborated with artist Sidney Teodoruk check them out at Studio Gallery https://www.studiogallerymelbourne.com.auNeil works next to artist Oliver Wagner http://www.alexseton.comhttps://www.instagram.com/_oliver_wagner_/?hl=enNeil speaks of the sculptor friend Alex Seton http://www.alexseton.comNeil choose for his artist to meet Neo Rauch https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=neo+rauch&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 Episode 30 - Joanna Gambotto
We were thrilled to find out Joanna Gambotto lives in Avalon so we could easily visit her studio and see in person her amazing work! Her huge drawings are a sight to be seen, done in charcoal on paper depicting interiors from Hill End cottages on her recent residency there. We spoke to her about all aspects of her art career including her stint at National Art School. Joanna also makes beautiful etchings and makes ceramics too! She is a versatile and talented artist and we cant wait to see what happens next in her art career.http://joannagambotto.com.au/ Hill End Artist residency - https://www.hillendart.com.au/National Art School - https://nas.edu.au/Elisabeth Cummings - https://kingstreetgallery.com.au/artists/elisabeth-cummings/
74 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 Episode 29 - Photographer Sally Mayman
Photographer Sally Mayman came and spoke to us about her commercial and personal photography practise - she was a joy to be with so thank you Sally for telling us so much about your inspirations and how your environment and experiences have effected your work. We had such a fabulous chat, she is full of energy and passion, we so enjoyed learning about how photography has been her life long passion and how she juggled motherhood and creativity. Sally is an artist in residence at Barrenjoey high School in Avalon where our children are lucky enough to attend and have this fabulous addition to their education. You can see Sallys work on her website https://www.turtlepictures.com.auor on her social media on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sally.colley.98Sally has been studying a Masters at COFA https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/future-students/postgraduate-research-degrees/master-fine-artsSally has many overseas travels and adventures with her camera one of the many projects she worked with Raleigh International. https://raleighinternational.orgSally's brother is the Rocketman - https://www.kidsnews.com.au/technology/an-australian-man-flying-his-jetpack-has-wowed-crowds-around-sydney-harbour/news-story/4754357f5ea0d6060260d86df7ebcf81Sally worked with Dale Kentwell on a project you can learn about it in this book https://www.qbd.com.au/seeing-saltwater-country/sally-mayman-dale-kentwell/9781925163704/Sally told us about the plastic camera - you can find out about them here https://www.amazon.com.au/Holga-144120-120N-Plastic-Camera/dp/B000AL8JKWSally teaches children one day workshops with the Moran Art prizes https://www.moranprizes.com.auSally is artist in residence at Barrenjoey High School https://www.barrenjoeyhighschool.com.auSally works with Youth off the streets https://youthoffthestreets.com.auSally is a passionate cyclist and has participated in the Sydney to Surfers ridehttps://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=sydney+to+surfers+paradise+bike+ride&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8Sally's favourite artist tool is the dark room and her favourite artists are Peter Dombrovskis and Peter Tricanis https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk01pBuSK9t77T5kGYuTOUkJ9SymnYA%3A1599553796420&ei=BEFXX4SdGc2F4-EPleWd2Ao&q=peter+tricanis+photographer+tasmania&oq=&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgEMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMg0ILhDHARCvARDqAhAnMgcIIxDqAhAnMgcIIxDq
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 Episode 28 - Ben Waters landscape artist
Artist Ben Waters https://www.bensartworld.com/ has just had a sell-out show at https://michaelreidstudiodirect.com.au/ in Surry Hills and kindly talked to us in his Avalon home. Ben grew up on the Northern Beaches and the landscapes of Barrenjoey inspire his beautiful work, particularly his new series of work, an emotional response to his surroundings. Ben is also a Visual Art and Design Technology teacher at Stella Maris College in Manly. Ben is on the https://www.pittwaterartiststrail.com.au/ and part of https://sydneyroadgallery.com/ in Seaforth. Basically, Ben is a very busy and talented man, so thanks for taking the time to talk to us. University of NSW - https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/Jim Cobb, paint maker and Bens former employer - http://chromacryl.com/meet-jim-cobb/ Fred Williams artist https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/artists/williams-fred/Elisabeth Cummings artist https://kingstreetgallery.com.au/artists/elisabeth-cummings/
76 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 Episode 27 - Local artist Karen Hick who was very generous telling us about her methods and made scones for tea
Karen Hick was very kind to talk to us about her methods and painting practise - she was very detailed about her techniques. You can see her work on her instagram or atDu Moulin Gallery https://www.dumoulingallery.com.auShe is also represented by the Art gallery AGOPB https://www.instagram.com/artgalleryonpalmbeach/ Karen also works at the fabulous Avalon fabrics store go visit her there for all your haberdashery needs http://www.avalonfabrics.comKaren is one of the founding members of the Pittwater Artist Trail. https://www.pittwaterartiststrail.com.auYou can find all the materials (satin varnish, modelling paste) Karen discusses at https://theartshopmonavale.com.auKarens favourite artist tool is a silicone spatula and the artist studio she would love to visit would be https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/artists/williams-fred/CONTACTSSubmit any questions by emailing http://email@example.com DM us on our instagramFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fionaverity http://instagram.com/julienicholsonartisthttp://instagram.com/art.wankPodcast artwork by Ingrid Kwong contact her http://littlescapes.com.au
57 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 Episode 26 Todd Fuller - Artist and lover of drawing and animation
Fiona has a big crush on Todd's work and was a complete fangirl in this episode and we even talked about Frozen 2, so this episode has got it all!!Todd is a Sydney based artist, curator and performance collaborator. With a practice that integrates sculpture, moving image, performance and painting, Todd Fuller is, at his core, a draughtsman. Underpinning all aspects of his practice is a love of drawing and a belief in its power as a democratic medium to connect, engage and delight audiences. A graduate of Sydney’s National Art School, Fuller has exhibited widely across Australia over the last ten years. He was a finalist in the 2019 Sulman Prize, won the prestigious Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award in 2018, and his work is present in various public and private Australian collections, including the Parliament House Art Collection, Artbank, Sydney Harbour Trust, and numerous regional art galleries. Alongside his national success, Fuller has gained international attention, with his works in exhibitions in the United States, Italy, France, South Korea, Bangladesh, England, Singapore and Malta.We talked about his influence of William Kentridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kentridge on his animation work. Check out more of Todd's work at https://www.toddfuller.com.au/Thanks so much, Todd for fueling Fiona's crush...
76 minutes | 7 months ago
Season 2 Episode 25 - Ceramist Sophie Nolan welcomes us into her studio.
Thanks to Sophie Nolan for welcoming us into her studio and for showing us her beautiful work based around the female form. You can learn about Sophies work on her instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/sophie_ceramics/?hl=enSophie studied at Tafe in Hornsby Sophie works with a stone clay that is called Special Clay it can be bought at any art store. She is influenced by the female form and inspired by Matisee and Brett Whiteley. Sophies pieces Mother and child can be viewed on instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B_8weaZAEUY/Sophie upcoming solo show Curvy is at Michael Reid https://michaelreidclay.com.auSophie talks about the book Clay by Amber Creswell Bell http://www.ambercreswell.com/books/CONTACTSSubmit any questions by emailing http://firstname.lastname@example.org DM us on our instagramFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fionaverity http://instagram.com/julienicholsonartisthttp://instagram.com/art.wankPodcast artwork by Ingrid Kwong contact her http://littlescapes.com.au
60 minutes | 7 months ago
Season 2 episode 24 - Laura Jones
We nearly wet ourselves when artist, Laura Jones said yes to being interviewed by Art Wank! She is one of our favourite artists so we were beyond excited. We had the best chat with Laura about art school, her studio, her love of colour and much more. Her current exhibition is running at Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne called, 'The Listening Ship', is a body of work showcasing her time spent in Antarctica on a research vessel. https://sophiegannongallery.com.au/She has an upcoming solo show at Manly Art Gallery and Museum https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/arts-and-culture/manly-art-gallery-museum in December so be sure to see that one...we cant wait. Thanks so much, Laura and happy painting!laurajones.com.au
76 minutes | 7 months ago
Season 2 Episode 23 - Catherine Cassidy
Thanks for listening to this weeks podcast we were lucky to be able to visit the amazing artist Catherine Cassidy in Cronulla who told us about her no fear attitude to painting from her early days of painting in oils to her current practise of using anything that works. Catherine Cassidy's work can be found on her website https://catherinecassidy.studioor on her instagram https://www.instagram.com/catherinecassidyartist/?hl=enJulie and I spoke of our online classes we have just finished at https://nas.edu.auCatherine spoke of her art education she attended Tafe and National Art school to do a masters. Catherines goal in her artwork is to discover in the landscape, by a certain way of handling paint she retrieves that collective memory of the landscape - she has to keep reminding herself regularly of this need to be immersed in the natural environment. Catherine's attitude was so refreshing to talk too and very honest about her work. She went to art school to prove to herself that she did not need to go. She feels that she works better by being isolated - she wants to be stimulated by the natural world not other artists work. Catherine prefers to work on polyester or board and loves to use acrylic and oil sticks made by Sennelier.We spoke of Quentin Blake on isolation art school using a homemade mix of oil sticks watch the you tube video herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1HHY1DQIvo Rose Wylie's work is a favourite of Catherine's check her out -https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/name/rose-wylie-raCatherine quotes the artist George Baselitz on her website ‘The artist must deny everything, that’s their job.’ https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/georg-baselitz-699 check him out Julie and I went into the National park with the fantastic Tim from Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences - you can find him on https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=girri+girra&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8Catherines favourite art tool is her finger or a long haired hog haired filbert.Catherine would choose to visit Rose Wylie's studio or Sid Nolan.CONTACTSSubmit any questions by emailing http://email@example.com DM us on our instagramFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fionaverity http://instagram.com/julienicholsonartisthttp://instagram.com/art.wankPodcast artwork by Ingrid Kwong contact her http://littlescapes.com.au
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