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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Katy Hessel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Katy Hessel, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Katy Hessel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Katy Hessel, often where they are interviewed.

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Katy Hessel at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Instagram influencer and host of The Great Women Artists podcast Katy Hessel visits the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives with her friend, the artist Unskilled Worker. While there, they explore the stunning garden and discover more about the life and work of one of the 20th century's most important artists.

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May 04 2020 · 32mins
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S1, Ep1: The Power Podcast x Katy Hessel - @thegreatwomenartists

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The debut episode of The Power Podcast with Sacha Power is delighted to welcome Katy Hessel, the founder of the Instagram account @thegreatwomenartists. 

Not only is Katy a successful blogger, she is also an art historian, a writer, a curator, a speaker, a presenter and most recently a podcaster. There isn't really anything she can't do.

She joins me to talk about art, Instagram, Victoria Beckham and her love for her generation.

I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did! Thanks so much for listening - and if you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe.


Please note - since the recording of this podcast, The Great Women Artists and Victoria Miro summer exhibition has ended.

Aug 23 2019 · 30mins

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Think Like an Art World Expert Talks to Katy Hessel Art Historian and Curator

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This week we speak with Katy Hessel about her career as Art Historian, Curator and Founder of @thegreatwomenartists Instagram. We reflect on a talk Katy presented at Christie’s Education in March entitled 'Women at Auction' and go on to hear about what inspired her to start her Instagram page. We also learn more about her opinions on the impact Instagram is having on the subject of art history.

Katy describes how exciting it is to work in an industry that she is so passionate about and focusses on the point where she realised that there was such a gender imbalance in the art world.

Katy also shares information about some of the shows she has curated and what she believes to be the key skills required to work in the art world.

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Instagram: @thegreatwomenartists

If you are enjoying learning about the breadth of different career paths available in the art industry and you would like to delve deeper into the options open to you, join us in London from 13-17 May for our course ‘Mapping a Career in the Art World’ https://www.christies.edu/london/courses/continuing-education/short-courses/mapping-a-career-in-the-art-world

Any enquiries/questions about this podcast or about Christie’s Education can be emailed to podcasts@christies.com

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Twitter: @ChristiesEduLDN
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Instagram: @christiesedu

Thank you to
Connor Allen, Cornah Willis and Aileen O’Riada for helping to record this podcast.
May 01 2019 · 36mins
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Katy Hessel: on manufactured pop, new rave, and teen feminism

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My guest this week is Katy Hessel, the creator of The Great Women Artists, an Instagram account that celebrates all the female artists it’s very likely you’ve never heard of. Katy believes that art should be for everyone, and that’s just that bit harder to affect if the vast majority of the art we see if by men. We managed to cover a lot of ground, from what inspired her to start The Great Women Artists, to Skins-era new rave to the feminist advice she’d give to her younger self.

Feb 21 2019 · 25mins

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Women Artists in the Digital Age ft. Katy Hessel of @thegreatwomenartists - Episode 3

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On this episode of Art Matters, we speak with Katy Hessel, the woman behind the Instagram account, The Great Women Artists. We discuss how digital tools can help champion women artists, and how social platforms offer a voice to underrepresented communities. With this year marking 100 years since women began to gain voting rights in the UK, and International Women’s Day approaching on 8 March, it’s the perfect time to highlight and celebrate great, overlooked women artists.

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Katy Hessel is the woman behind the Instagram-based blog @thegreatwomenartists. Having completed a BA in Art History at UCL in 2015, Katy began the account in October 2015 to highlight and celebrate female artists through daily posts. The women featured range from emerging artists to lesser-known women artists from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, as well as well-known female artists like Frida Kahlo. The Great Women Artists seeks to reinsert women back into the art historical narrative in an accessible way, and Katy has written this subject for numerous publications including i-D, It's Nice That, and Dazed. In November 2017, Katy curated her first exhibition, ‘The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram’ at Mother London, showcasing a range of women artists who use Instagram as a platform for their artistic careers. Katy lives and works in London.

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Feb 20 2018 · 22mins