Open House: Episode 09Rebecca Gilpin creates visual rhythms on canvas. In episode 9, she tells us how listening to music shaped her latest series, Magic Carpet ride; and why the sea plays an important role in her work.
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Open House: Episode 08Lucia Fraser reimagines the natural world in her serene paintings and ceramics. In episode 8, she tells us about her new series Flux, and why a trip to Iceland inspired a new way of working.
Open House: Episode 07Sara Dodd’s intricate sculptures are formed using delicate layers of ceramic with no obvious start or end. In episode 7, she explains how her garden became a major influence in lockdown, and how subtle colourways express tone and emotion.
Open House: Episode 06Tom White’s colourful oils explore the vulnerability of the human condition. In episode 6 of Open House, he takes us through his artistic journey from pop culture to deeply personal self-portraits.
Open House: Episode 05Emma Elliott’s beautiful sculptures deliver a vital message to humanity about the fragility of our ecosystem. In episode 5 of Open House, she invites us into her studio where she turns centuries-old marble into striking, relevant and challenging pieces.
Open House: Episode 04Ian Bruce describes painting portraits as “somewhere between a haircut and a therapy session”. In episode 4 of Open House, he shows us how he’s adapted his intimate methods to lockdown, and finally found the time to launch his long-imagined animation project.
Open House: Episode 03Millie Suu Kyi’s ceramics and illustrations depict personality traits through playful characters and vivid scenes, inspired by childhood nostalgia. In episode three of Open House, she shows us how lockdown is shaping her work, and shares her hopes for the future of the arts.
Open House: Episode 02Conor Rogers’ intricate miniatures of daily life in the north of England are authentic, emotive depictions of working-class society. In the second episode of Open House, he takes us round his studio where discarded objects become the canvases for his work.
WITH INDIA: Episode 01Tie-dying with India. Want to stay creative in quarantine? India Witzand shows you how to refresh your wardrobe with her step-by-step guide to tie-dye.
An Interview: Episode 09In Peckham’s Blenheim Forge, exceptional Japanese-inspired kitchen knives are crafted by hand to the most exacting standards, but it started out as a backyard hobby. Here, owners Jon Warshawsky and Richard Warner explain all.
Up Next: Episode 07Helen Kirkum is stitching together both the remnants of shoes and a distinctive new look. The “sneaker collagist” achieves more than a mere recycling job; her creatively customized sneakers have already led to her teaming up with Adidas’ MakerLab project, for her individual take on the Campus 80 silhouette.
An Interview: Episode 04Dr. Terry Moore is the Honorary Director of the Cat Survival Trust, a twelve-acre site in Hertfordshire which nurtures endangered species of cats. His inspiring compassion for these animals makes him an expert on these enchanting yet threatened felines.
In The Studio: Episode 04Made in Brighton, singer IYAMAH is forging her own path. Her sumptuous vocals and heartfelt lyrics are sure to go far, but it's her self-discovering attitude gives her added steel. We caught up with the rising star for a session ‘In The Studio’.
Make Me A Model: Episode 03Arguably the greatest living portrait photographer, David Bailey shot to glittering notoriety in the 60s, snapping the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Michael Caine. Our Jake sat down with David in his studio and we filmed it, which begs the question: why haven’t you clicked ‘play’ yet?
Make Me A Model: Episode 01Ray Burmiston has photographed the biggest and the best, from Ricky Gervais to Idris Elba, Kate Moss to Anthony Joshua. And now, for our whynow ‘Make Me a Model’ series, he has the privilege of shooting our very own Jake Denton to kick-off his journey from poser to poster-boy.
Outsider Art: Episode 01Richard C Smith is a self-taught Outsider Artist, represented by the Henry Boxer Gallery in London. From the sixties to nineties, Smith led a turbulent life due to drug dependency, spending time in prison and working as a grave digger.
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‘Our conversation kept me going’ – On potato-roses and burning treetops by Annemie Martin and Jana KießerDuring lockdown in Germany, two photographers embarked on a photographic exchange, each sharing a single photo a day and combining them with extracts from their personal journals. The result is a lasting document of their lives throughout the pandemic.
‘The street was empty but a preacher was screaming about the Lord returning’ – The Rest of Us by Jonathan MooreWhen London first went into lockdown, photographer Jonathan Moore began walking the streets. In this series, he documents the people who are left - and the stories they have to tell.
‘To understand a situation, look to the individuals at the heart of it’ – People of the Pandemic interviewA new portrait series ‘People of the Pandemic’ aims to celebrate the stories of the “everyday heroes” around the world. From London to LA, Hong Kong to Saarland in Germany, @peopleofthepandemic brings together the stories and perspectives of the people on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.
‘My corona diaries are about letting go, embracing what’s in front of me’ – Corona Diaries by Caleb SteinPhotographer Caleb Stein’s ‘Corona Diaries’ developed out of a need to stay in touch with the world at a time when social distancing has become the norm.
‘If there is to be any point surviving this virus it must be a spring walk which can be enjoyed by all but owned by none’In the face of an invisible enemy and imprecisely paternalistic government, all we have is our decisions and, with luck, each other. The most important of those choices is whether or not we choose to love each other.
‘They can’t cancel spring’: Part One — a new series on springtime in art, inspired by David Hockney’s latest paintingWhen David Hockney unveiled his latest work, a hopeful, gloom-dispersing image of daffodils, it got us thinking about other artworks that portray spring revival.
‘This event is possibly the largest event that will happen to our generation’ – Q&A with James Wrigley/Public SourceA new website launched by Public Source aims to unite artists, photographers and journalists around the world to contribute their narratives amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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