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Episode 78 – MIMA School of Art & Design with Laura Sillars

For this episode we welcome back Laura Sillars, Director of MIMA and Dean of MIMA School of Art & Design, to tell us a bit about the art school.

The MIMA School of Art & Design a part of Teeside University but has the distinct advantage of operating within one of the North’s most active and international galleries, We have a chat about the benefits of this for students, the wider impact the school wants to have on the community, and what studying there will look like for students come September.

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You can find out more about the MIMA School of Art & Design here and on their Twitter here.

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Episode 77 – The Social Distance Art Project

For this episode we has the pleasure of chatting to Natasha and Julia from The Social Distance Art Project, an online initiative created in March to provide an online alternative to upcoming graduates to display their work, as physical degree shows have been cancelled. We have a chat about how it started, how they’ve grown, and what their plans are for this fab project!

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Some recommendations from this episode:

  • Pokemon Moon for the DS
  • Joe Wick’s Fitness Challenge (on YouTube)
  • Ones to Watch exhibition at Sunnybank Mills (Julia’s work is in it!)
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Episode 76 – Photography and Chongqing with Harriet Lim-Holmes

For this week’s episode we got photographer Harriet-Lim Holmes on the phone and had a chat about her photography style, influences, and equipment. Ellie met Harriet in China whilst they were both there to teach English in the city of Chongqing, and while they’re both back in the UK for the foreseeable we thought it would be great to learn more about the city, their experiences there, and how Harriet chose to capture it through her cameras.

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These are the photographers Harriet mentioned as influences: Edward Burtynsky, Nadav Kander, Yan Wang Preston (who we also did an episode about!)

Some recommendations from this episode:

Image Credit: Harriet Lim-Holmes

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Episode 75 – Rewriting the Future at Site Gallery

All the way back at the beginning of February Alice went down to Sheffield to check out ‘Rewriting the Future‘ at Site Gallery, a fantastic show about speculative science fiction, specifically with a female/non-binary lens. We do love a bit of sci-fi here on Hey Art, What’s Good?, so we thought now was as good a time as any to have a chat about it.

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Some recommendations from this episode:

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Episode 74 – An Art Night Out: Hancock Gallery & B&D Studios

Back at the beginning of March the HAWG gang went around town for a night of exhibitions, planning to do an episode about them and recommending people go check them out. We started the night in Hancock Gallery for the opening of ‘Between Distance & Desire’, then made our way down to B&D Studios for Pointer’s MIND FULL MESS. Whilst you can’t go and check out these great shows in person, they are largely available to check out on instagram.

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Here’s some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

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Episode 73 – Chatting about CRAFT with curator Michaela Wetherell

All the way back in February Alice and Rosie went along to the wonderful Thought Foundation, a cafe, community hub and art gallery over in Birtley, to check out their newest show CRAFT, curated by the amazing Michaela Wetherell. We were all geared up to get Michaela in the studio and talk to us about it, but then corona happened so we couldn’t do that. Instead of forgetting about it though we thought we’d get Michaela on the horn and talk to her about it anyways, hopefully painting a picture of some of the amazing artworks you could have seen.

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Here’s some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

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Episode 72 – It’s time for some re-introductions!

For our second episode recorded from home we thought it was a good idea to reintrouce ourselves! It’s been around a year and half since we started this podcast and we didn’t necessarily do a great job at saying who we were in the first place. Have a listen to find out what we do, why we do the podcast, and what we love in art!

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Here’s some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

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Episode 71 – A Socially Distant Update!

We’re back baby! It’s been far too long since we recorded something, and since we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable we got a bunch of microphones and got the crew back together to talk about art! (or at least, talk about how we’re going to talk about art). So here’s a little socially distant update about what we’ve been up to and what we have planned, and as Rosie says, ‘stay home, stay safe, stay creative’.

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Here’s some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

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Episode 70 – Waiting for Winter by Rena Effendi at Side Gallery

This week we went back down to the wonderful Side Photographic Gallery to check out ‘Waiting for Winter’ by Rena Effendi. This show brings together elements of three bodies of work, based in Azerbaijan, Romania and Ukraine, which all have the common theme of traditional ways of living and working the land in some remote places.

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Exhibition runs until 5th April 2020.

More information here

Location: Side Gallery

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Episode 66 – Under the Eaves by Ellen Ranson

For this week’s episode we went down to Hartlepool Art Gallery to check out Ellen Ranson’s (of Conny Art Festival fame) solo show, Under the Eaves. This mint display of abstract expressionism really was our cup of tea and we had such a fab time checking it out!

Abstract expressionism is emblematic of these issues, whereby female artists of the era were marginalised and disregarded, whilst male artists rose to prominence. This blueprint can be applicable to contemporary patriarchal power structures. The artists’ work aims to perform the arrogance and ego associated with the Abstract Expressionist male archetype.

Don’t forget you can have a listen to this episode and all of our other ones on Spotify, iTunes, Google, and Soundcloud!

Exhibitiom runs until 14th March 2020

Location: Hartlepool Art Gallery

More information: here.

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