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Going Underground #24 - Helen Walsh on Grayson Perry

Going Underground by York Calling

In the latest episode of Going Underground, Miles Salter talks to Dr Helen Walsh of York Art Gallery about their exhibition of Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years.


9 Jun 2021

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Episode 45: Music Re-evaluation: Nick Drake, Bowie, Dylan & Sinead O'Connor; Graham's Lonely Film Club Nights; Flagging Up In Memoriam Tribute; Grayson Perry, Top of the Pots...

Two Big Egos in a Small Car

Charles and Graham head straight to the subject of musical re-evaluation, as they explore the evolution of reputations around such luminaries as Nick Drake and Sinead O'Connor. Graham lets Charles in to his secret Thursday Night Film Club with a focus on the work of Jean-Luc Godard. Graham feeds back his thoughts on the public art commission on tour and currently on the Stray in Harrogate to mark the passing of those who succumbed to Covid-19, In Memoriam. Charles shares his joy and admiration for the latest exhibition in York Art Gallery by Grayson Perry.


3 Jun 2021

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Darger’s legacy: Grayson Perry

OUTSIDER, the amazing story of Henry Darger

Darger’s legacy: Grayson PerryAlthough Darger’s artwork and written works remained out of the spotlight for decades, they still influenced many contemporary artists. Among them, widely acclaimed artist and Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry stumbled upon Darger’s work in the seventies while still in art school. In this episode, Grayson Perry discusses Henry Darger’s influence on his work, the path to declaring oneself an artist, elitism in the art world and many more topics, with Philippe Cohen Solal. This podcast series was created by Philippe Cohen Solal, written by Clémentine Spiler and produced by César Depouilly for ¡Ya Basta! Records. Illustration : Gabriel Jacquel. Special thanks to Geoffrey Carey for reading excerpts of Henry Darger’s written works.OUTSIDER is an album by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay featuring Hannah Peel and Adam Glover. It’s available here : http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


20 May 2021

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Jenny Eclair, Grayson Perry, Rupert Everett and Sandi Toksvig

The Graham Norton Podcast

Welcome back to week eight of The Graham Norton Radio Show!Graham and trusty accomplice Maria McErlane help with your dilemmas in Graham's Guide.This week on the show, guests include:Comedian and presenter Jenny Eclair talks about her hosting the brand new Channel 4 show, "Drawers Off".English Artist Grayson Perry is back with a new series of "Grayson's Art Club".Actor Rupert Everett talks everything ahead of his appearance in "Piers Morgan's Life Stories".Sandi Toksvig takes us around the United Kingdom exploring the beautiful hideaways in her new show "Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig".Graham will be back on your radio in The Graham Norton Radio Show on Saturday and Sunday from 09:30am on Virgin Radio UK.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear all the highlights every week.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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1 Mar 2021

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#33 - Grayson Perry

Tea With Twiggy

Grayson Perry is a contemporary artist, writer and broadcaster. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary art scene, and for dissecting British "prejudices, fashions and foibles".Perry's vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance. There is a strong autobiographical element in his work, in which images of Perry as "Claire", his female alter-ego, and "Alan Measles", his childhood teddy bear, often appear.He has made a number of documentary television programmes and has curated exhibitions. He has published two autobiographies, Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (2007) and The Descent of Man (2016), written and illustrated a graphic novel, Cycle of Violence (2012), written a book about art, Playing to the Gallery (2014), and published his illustrated Sketchbooks (2016). Various books describing his work have been published. In 2013 he delivered the BBC Reith Lectures.The music for the podcast is Twiggy's version of "Waterloo Sunset" by the Kinks and can be found on Apple Music at this link https://music.apple.com/gb/album/romantically-yours/693460953If you’ve enjoyed listening to “Tea With Twiggy” please give take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to connect with me I’d love to hear from you.You can find me on Twitter @TwiggyOr you can find me on Instagram @TwiggyLawsonMy thanks go to all the people that have helped this podcast happen:● Many thanks to James Carrol and all the team at Northbank Talent Management● Thanks to all the team at Stripped Media including Ben Williams, who edits the show, my producer Kobi Omenaka and Executive Producers Tom Whalley and Dave CorkeryIf you want to know more about this podcast and other produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media or email Producers@Stripped.Media to find out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Feb 2021

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Episode 18: René Magritte, Grayson Perry's 'dead wood' comment, and the National Trust faces fresh scrutiny for looking into colonialism

The Artfully Podcast

Bumped back into Lockdown in England we've been whiling away our time engrossed in art documentaries and wishing we were back in the galleries. Toyin Ojih Odutola at the Barbican and Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy Gallery particularly caught our interest, whilst the stories of Maggi Hambling, Artemisia Gentileschi and the world's biggest art theft have been on the small screen. Meanwhile, the news doesn't stop and we discuss misconduct allegations at Gagosian Gallery, the closure of Marian Goodman's London gallery, fresh criticism of the National Trust for its research into racism and slavery, and the anger at Grayson Perry's claim that Covid-19 will clear the arts of 'dead wood'. Our Artist Focus this episode is one of the leading surrealists: René Magritte. Instantly recognisable, the Belgian painter is synonymous with the surrealist period of the 1920s and 30s in Europe. We consider whether the mass distribution of his work has now lessened the impact of his work, and the influence Magritte has had on music, pop culture and conceptual art. SHOW NOTES:Toyin Ojih Odutola 'A Countervailing Theory' at the Barbican, until 24 January 2020: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/toyin-ojih-odutola-a-countervailing-theoryToyin Ojih Odutola's tantalising drawings tell us stories about ourselves: https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/a-countervailing-theory-at-the-barbican-review-toyin-ojih-odutolas-tantalising-drawings-tell-us-stories-about-ourselves-a4521676.htmlInterview: Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola 'I'm interested in how power dynamics play out': https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/01/artist-toyin-ojih-odutola-through-drawing-i-can-cope-with-racism-sexism-cultural-friction#img-1The Billion Dollar Art Hunt documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nnzl/the-billion-dollar-art-hunt 'The Art of Forgery' by Noah Charney: https://www.phaidon.com/store/art/the-art-of-forgery-9780714867458/Maggi Hambling: Making Love with Paint documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nx23Tu Hongtao 'Twisting and Turning' at Levy Gorvy until 24 November 2020: https://www.levygorvy.com/exhibitions/tu-hongtao-twisting-and-turning/Inside Museums: Artemisia Gentileschi: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ng7w/inside-museums-series-1-4-artemisia-gentileschi Gagosian Gallery Director Sam Orlofsky Terminated Amid Misconduct Investigation: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/sam-orlofksy-terminated-gagosian-misconduct-investigation-1234574899/Anger after Grayson Perry claims Covid will clear arts of 'dead wood': https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/02/grayson-perry-coronavirus-covid-19The interview originally appeared in The Arts Society Magazine: https://theartssociety.org/magazine Hundreds of arts organisations rejected for emergency funding: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/hundreds-arts-organisations-rejected-emergency-fundingMarian Goodman on closing her London gallery: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/why-marian-goodman-closed-london-gallery-1234574818/Criticism of the National Trust reached a new low this weekend: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/the-telegraph-headline-about-the-national-trust-is-a-distraction-from-real-issues-and-that-is-a-big-problem.htmlThe Surreal Legacy of Adman-Turned-Fine-Artist René Magritte: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/rene-magritte-373310

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16 Nov 2020

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Episode 141 - Grayson Perry’s Art Club, St Francis Hospice and we are joined by David Forsdyke

The Kindness Project

In this week's episode we talked about Grayson Perry’s Art Club, St Francis Hospice and we are joined by David Forsdyke


17 Sep 2020

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Episode 114: Grayson Perry’s Spiritual Art Club

Mid-faith Crisis

What is spirituality? Is it doing 'spiritual things' like praying, meditating, reading the Bible? Or is everything that we do spiritual? Also, some epic emails, we share more of our regular daily practices, and Joe seeks greater insight by wearing multiple pairs of glasses. Joe's extra pair of glassesExtractionAfterlifeGrayson Perry's Art ClubEpisode 102: Stan has no authority hereRonald Rollheiser, The Holy LongingDaily Prayer onlineAncient Christian DevotionalTime to Pray app

9 May 2020

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Grayson Perry - the early years

Start the Week

The artist Grayson Perry turns to his formative years in a new exhibition of early works, The Pre-Therapy Years. He tells Amol Rajan about the ideas and influences that helped lay the foundations for his work, and about the emergence of his own identity as ‘the Transvestite Potter’. Hashi Mohamed has a very different story of success: he is now a barrister but arrived in Britain aged nine as a child refugee from Somalia. He warns that his own path is denied to the majority of people in Britain. Social mobility is a myth, he says, with power and privilege concentrated among the privately educated population. At just 26 Theresa Lola is already a prize-winning poet and Young People’s Laureate for London. Her first collection, In Search of Equilibrium, is an unflinching study of death and grieving. But she finds hope and solace in words, and believes in the power of poetry to bring about change.Photograph: Grayson Perry as Claire (detail), 1988 © Matthew R Lewis Producer: Katy Hickman


27 Jan 2020

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Grayson Perry CBE

Talk Art

Talk Art returns for Season 4!! Robert & Russell meet Grayson Perry CBE, the legendary English artist, Royal Academician, writer and broadcaster. Best known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British "prejudices, fashions and foibles". We discuss Essex & the 'Cockney diaspora', the relationship between his collages & pots, transvestism, inviting fashion students at St Martin's to create dresses for his persona Claire, his admiration for fashion designers like Manish Arora & Alessandro Michele, iconic women like Countess Raine Spencer, why he enjoys making limited editions & multiples, his childhood teddy bear Alan Measles and a recent trip to USA to make a new documentary about the political & social divide. We find out about his marriage to Philippa Perry, why he loves cycling & collecting motorbikes, historical influences such as 15th century plates & pottery, Folk art, Outsider art, Islamic ceramics but also living artists he admires such as Mark Bradford and Jonas Wood, plus Grayson shares some advice for emerging artists. Visit @TalkArt on Instagram for images of all artworks discussed in this episode, and follow Grayson @AlanMeasles. Special thanks to Matt Carey-Williams and Kathy Stephenson @VictoriaMiroGallery. If you've enjoyed this episode, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or email talkartpodcast@gmail.com as we love hearing your feedback!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Jan 2020