Nine Recommended Podcasts from the ART500 Artists (plus another five we forgot to mention)
In the studio, some artists like silence while they work, some listen to music, and quite a few enjoy the background of podcasts.
A podcast with a limited time investment can break up a routine.
The sound of conversation, if it is interesting and not too intrusive, can help to separate out the conscious busy mind with the subconscious parts of the brain that are needed in creative flow.
We asked the ART500 artists, which podcasts they wanted to share.
Unsurprisingly for Australian artists, there were a lot who are currently enjoying the brilliantly insightful and sensitive podcast Talking with Painters. But there is also true crime, comedy, philosophy and of course, more art.
Here’s the list. If you have a podcast you’d like to recommend to our artists, please let us know. On Instagram @artfivehundred on Facebook @Art500Gallery
Merryn Trevethan: This Wild Song is a series of honest conversations with TWS artists about art, business and life. Conversations. Also The Jealous Curator and A Room of One's Own - I find the conversations inspiring and I like the way they normalise and bring light on common struggles of being an artist but also focus on the good stuff!
Georgina Campbell: This American Life, good stories you can tune in to or out of as needed.
Tiel Seivl-Keevers: ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler...seems to a stable favourite as it covers a range of interests and stories.
(Side note: ABC Conversation episode with our good friend paint maker David Coles and husband of ART500 artist Louise Blyton)
Louise Blyton: They Walk Among Us, UK true crime.
Vito Manfredi: I like NPR, National Public Radio podcasts because they can be offbeat and innovative in the topics and approach.
Simon Collins: I enjoy comedy, Australian politics on ABC and seasonally football podcasts (round ball). I’ll nominate The Dollop, a hilarious comedy)
I don't listen to a whole lot of art podcasts but have really liked picking and choosing episodes from Talking with Painters.
Amanda van Gils: The Cleverness by Dr Jason Fox is “An almost practical podcast exploring leadership, philosophy, motivation & metamodernism”. I adore the use of language, the provocations and the focus on ambiguity and complexity which are two concepts I find continually fascinating. My favourite episode so far is with Australian Artist and Graphic recorder Sarah Firth. I also enjoy the Talking with Painters, This Wild Song and The Jealous Curator podcasts.
And three more comments on Talking with Painters, the podcast where Australian painters talk with Maria Stoljar about their life and art
Minka Gillian: “Talking with Painters is great! Its inspiring and every artist's stories are different. I'm also a secret painter!”
Susie Leahy Raleigh: “Talking with Painters reminds me I am not alone”
Shirley Ploog: “Podcasts are a great tool for me as I work long hours in the studio. Talking with Painters with Maria Stoljar is my fave!”
Here are the five nobody remembered to mention that you might like to check out.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast has been running since 2011 producing weekly, hour-long interview episodes with artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Focusing on contemporary modern art
Bad at Sports features artists and art world-ers talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and participates in it. Provocative, curious, a bit naughty.
The Conversation is a podcast ostensibly about the world of contemporary art, featuring conversations with artists, collectors, curators, writers, dealers, and gallerists—as well as the odd miscellaneous art world individual.
A Piece of Work is “everything you wanted to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask”. Lively conversations with curators, artists, and others.
The Abundant Artist is committed to dispelling the myth of the starving artist. Features interviews with successful artists who impart valuable advice on the business of art.
Do you have any podcasts you'd like to recommend to us? Let us know