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The Delphian Podcast
34 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Ep 29: Claus Busch Risvig
Our guest on this episode of the Delphian Podcast is Claus Busch Risvig, he is a Danish collector who, with his partner, created the Bech Risvig Collection. He is also on the advisory board & panel at Plop Residency and Head of Gallery Relations at Artland. We speak to him about how he got started collecting, where he looks for art, and his particular interest in emerging artists. He also gives some tips for both young collectors and artists just starting out as well as what artists can do to make themselves more discoverable to collectors.
23 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Ep 28: Madi
Joining us on the Delphian Podcast for this episode is Madi, a French artist known for her complex layered works that involve imaginary characters, textures, sensations, dreams, and fantasies. We talk to her about her work, her need to create, and collaborations, from working with big brands to Michellin starred chefs. We also discuss artist collaborations and the pressures of social media.
27 minutes | May 25, 2020
Ep 27: Wingshan Smith
Our guest on the Delphian Podcast for this episode is longtime friend and Delphian collaborator Wingshan Smith. Wingshan is an artist, curator, and educator based in Nottingham and Hong Kong. She is Youth Programmer at Nottingham Contemporary as well as having her own practice in performance-based art. We discuss the role of art in the community and striking a balance between working in curation and personal practice. We also talk about the importance of looking at networking in a different way, not as a chore, but as a genuine way of meeting friends and building a community.
38 minutes | May 11, 2020
Ep 26: Tabish Khan
On this episode of the Delphian Podcast, we talk to arts writer and critic Tabish Khan. Tabish is the arts writer for Londonist, has a regular column on FAD Magazine among many others, and is also one of the judges for the 2020 Delphian Open Call. We chat with him about his unlikely beginnings in the art world, how he has been coping during the lockdown, and his views on art speak and press releases. He also gives us his top tips for artists approaching critics and writers!
29 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Ep 25: Oliver Elst
In this episode of the Delphian Podcast we speak to the collector and curator Oliver Elst. He is the founder of the Cuperior Collection, which is a collection of works by some of the most exciting emerging and early-career African artists. We discuss how he got into collecting, the rise of online exhibitions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this affects the way in which collectors purchase. He also gives us his tips for budding collectors, and tips for artists to get their work noticed.
30 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Ep 24: Benjamin Murphy
In this second special edition episode of the Delphian Podcast, Delphian director Nick JS Thompson interviews Delphian director Benjamin Murphy. We talk about his work, journey in the art world, and advice for young artists just starting out. We also delve into the topic of freedom within your work and the importance of experimentation to keep you inspired and work fresh.
30 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Ep 23: Nick JS Thompson
In the next two episodes of the Delphian Podcast, as we are locked down during the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be finding out about the work of the two Delphian Gallery directors. This episode Benjamin Murphy talks to Nick JS Thompson about his work, his journey into the art world away from the traditional art school route, what he would change about the art industry and his upcoming projects.
36 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Ep 22: Nettle Grellier
In this "shoutout" episode of the Delphian Podcast, we are joined by painter Nettle Grellier. We talk to her about surviving after university and outside of London, accessibility to arts education, what she would change about the art world, and the inspirations behind her work. Nettle, along with long-term collaborator George Lloyd-Jones is working on a new body of work entitled Common Ground which they will be showing with Delphian Gallery next month. We speak to Nettle about the ups and downs of working so closely with another artist and how this affects her practice. Shoutouts go to Jake Grewal, Pearl Whipkill, Miranda Forrester, James Owens, Benjamin Senior, Florence Main, Plum Cloutman, and 155a Gallery.
34 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Ep 21: Matt Martin
Artist, photographer, curator and publisher Matt Martin joins us on the Delphian Podcast for this episode. Aside from his personal practice, Matt is the events manager of the newly opened Photo Book Cafe in Shoreditch, as well as being the creator of the Photocopy Club. We talk about collaboration in the art world, his affinity for Americana, the importance of supporting artist led projects and his latest book "American Xerography in Colour", among other things.
77 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Ep 20: Questions about the art world you were afraid to ask | Special edition
In this special edition of the Delphian Podcast we have a recording of a panel discussion that we were invited to lead by Maddie Rose Hills as part of her programme surrounding an exhibition she curated entitled "Where you are not" at Copeland Gallery in Peckham, London. We chose the subject of "Questions about the art world you were afraid to ask" and invited artist and lecturer Charley Peters and Bo Lee Gallery director Jemma Hickman to join us on the panel to discuss the topic. We talk about the different ways in which to approach galleries, how to make yourself discoverable on social media, the different ways to approach your social media output, and the importance of networking to an artists' career among many other topics.
38 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Ep 19: Richie Culver
London based artist Richie Culver joins us on the Delphian Podcast. He tells us about his background and his very different beginnings working in caravan factories in Hull to his current life as an artist and father. His work provokes strong reactions with viewers and we talk about this and the impact that this has on his work. We also talk about his new body of work of bold text pieces in which he is trying to move away from the working class tag which has been associated with him and the reasons behind this.
35 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
Ep 18: Aindrea Emelife
Art critic, curator, art advisor, and presenter Aindrea Emilife joins us on the Delphian Podcast to talk about her route into such a varied career. As well as the aforementioned, she is also one half of Plop Residency and she gives us the low down on the history of the residency who she runs with Oli Epp. Other topics discussed are the role of the critic, how that is changing in the modern era and how it can inform a practice.
28 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Ep 17: Rosie Gibbens
Performance artist Rosie Gibbens joins us for this episode of the Delphian Podcast. Her intense, often very personal performances raise questions of gender, sexuality and domesticity. We talk to her about tropes of performance art, how crowd reaction and participation affects her work as well as the importance of accepting criticism.
69 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Ep 16: Christmas Crossover Special Edition
For this special edition of the Delphian Podcast we met up with some of our friends who who also have their own art based podcasts. We had a chat with them over a glass of wine and a mince pie about art, podcasting, and why they got into the business, and each podcast will be releasing this episode on their own channels. Make sure you check out their podcasts as they are all great! They are the Artfully Podcast, Art Proof Podcast, and the Mizog Art Podcast.
26 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Ep 15: Miranda Forrester
In this episode of the Delphian Podcast we speak to the extremely exciting artist Miranda Forrester who has just completed the Plop Residency and was involved with the BBZ Alternative Graduate Show at Copeland Gallery. We talk about her work, the lack of diversity in art education teaching, and learning to say no to to opportunities that aren't right for you.
24 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Ep 14: Ellie Pennick
Ellie Pennick is the founder of Guts Gallery, who aim to provide financial support and exhibition opportunities for artists less platformed within today’s contemporary art scene. Their desire is to facilitate space and exposure for BAME artists, female artists, working-class artists, queer artists, and artists outside of London (bridging the North/South divide). She joins us for this episode of the Delphian Podcast as we talk about the varying landscape of curation and artist opportunities as well as our collaborative exhibition 'Delphian x Guts'.
25 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Ep 13: Rachael McCully
Whilst Australian artist Rachael McCully was in London she joined us on the Delphian Podcast to talk about her process, taking inspiration from everyday objects, and juggling a home life with producing work. We also talk about the subject of using art as a form of therapy and her experiences with this. Rachael's abstract works combine bold and muted colours to create perfectly balanced, harmonious compositions which are calm and serene - an antidote to our often hectic lives.
46 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Ep 12: Charlie Mills
Charlie Mills is this episode's guest for the Delphian Podcast. He is one third of the curatorial group Collective Ending as well as working for Bold Tendencies and Hannah Barry Gallery in South East London. In this episode we talk about Charlie's numerous projects, past and future, as well as the changing role of the gallery in the current digital era and the difficulties and challenges of site specific works.
31 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Ep 11: Kristin Hjellegjerde
Gallerist and curator Kristin Hjellegjerde joins us for the Delphian Podcast this week. Known for its multicultural curatorial approach the gallery quickly gained recognition for exhibiting a roster of innovative, international artists since its inception in 2012. Kristin has galleries in both London and Berlin as well as a new London project space which will also be expanding in 2021. We talk about the way in which she finds artists and how artists can make themselves more visible to galleries, the importance of networking, collaboration between galleries, and advice to young curators. We also touch upon the sometimes prohibitive cost of art fairs and how this affects a gallery's decisions on their programming.
38 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Ep 10: Jordy Kerwick
In this episode of the Delphian Podcast we catch up with our friend Jordy Kerwick, who has previously exhibited with Delphian Gallery, in his hotel room in London We chatted to the Australian born, French based artist about his work, the role of social media in the art world, outsider art, and the importance of artists thinking of themselves as a business.
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