Art on a Podcast - Series 9 - IWD Auction
Episode 1: Philemona Williamson
Our first episode is with nationally renowned contemporary artist Philemona Williamson (b. 1951). Since the 1990s Philemona has had many solo shows and has been represented in important group exhibitions alongside such contemporaries as Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, and Kara Walker.
"I was in this programme for art and the teacher was just this incredible woman who presented art as a discipline, as something that had all these decision-making things that you had to think about. It was control, it was like 'wait a minute! I'm in control of everything that gets put on this piece of paper? Sign me up!'
Episode 2: Charmaine Watkiss
In the second episode of the series, Mollie (@she_curates_) is in conversation with the phenomenal Charmaine Watkiss.
Jamaican-born Charmaine discusses her art as 'memory stories', often created with the African Caribbean diaspora in mind. The podcast discusses Charmaine's inspirations, her time in the fashion industry, her love of Klimt's symbolism and much more!
Episode 3: Emma Cousin
In our third episode Mollie sits down with Emma Cousin as she discusses her painting process, her use of colour, and her darkly comic subjects.
'I guess that's what painting is, it's like a puzzle, a jigsaw that you're inventing and then trying to solve.'
Episode 4: Victoria Cantons
In our fourth episode of our IWD 2022 series, we are delighted to interview Victoria Cantons!
Victoria discusses her journey to becoming a painter, the stigma she has faced as a trans woman, and the cards (and words) she has submitted to this auction.
'I don't believe in labelling the artist as a, like, say a 'trans artist' or a 'female artist' or a 'male artist', an artist is just an artist full stop.'