Art Collection Podcasts
Interview with Durham University’s Art Team
Recorded and edited by Isobel,â€¯a 15 year old student, who is virtually exploring arts and heritage careers from home while working towards her Silver Arts Award.
In this podcast you can hear Isobel interviewing Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, Art Curator; Katie Braithwaite, Exhibitions Assistant and being helped by her aunty and arts award mentor Emily Dowler, Project Officer (Learning and Engagement).â€¯
They discuss artists from our collections includingâ€¯Fay Pomerance,â€¯William Morris,â€¯Lady Kitt,â€¯Craig Oldham, andâ€¯â€¯Stuart Langley.
The Guerrilla Girls
In this podcast, created by a final year English student Eden Szymura, you will find out about the work of The Guerrilla Girls, which are part of Durham University’s Art Collection.
Eden explores The Guerrilla Girls history, activism, and its wider content in modern society. Eden discusses the works,â€¯The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artistâ€¯(1988),â€¯Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?â€¯(1989),â€¯Women In America Earn Only 2/3 Of What Men Doâ€¯(1985) andâ€¯Dearest Art Collectorâ€¯(2007).
You can find out more about Eden’s project MEDUSAâ€¯here, a new digital creative platform that explores the arts and social activism, particularly feminism.â€¯
Lady Kitt, 89 Ways You Are Worth More To Me Like This (2018)
This podcast centres onâ€¯89 Ways You Are Worth More To Me Like This, created by Lady Kitt in 2018, and has been created by final year Modern Languages and Cultures student, Grace Hogan.â€¯
Exploring Kitt’s processes and the implications of the piece, the podcast seeks to relateâ€¯89 Ways You Are Worth More To Me Like This (2018), and indeed the series of which it forms a part, theâ€¯Worthâ€¯series, to Kitt’s fundamental ethos of ‘(gently) interrogating’ society and art itself.
Dame Elizabeth Frink
This podcast, recorded and written by Durham University Student Triffie Axworthy, explores some works from Durham University’s Art Collection.
Dame Elizabeth Frink is a celebrated sculptor and printmaker. Triffe explores themes such as nature and ‘the divine human form’ that you find in works such as Spinning Man (1965), I flew through a black cloud (1987), Osprey (1974), Cormorant (1974) and the series The Canterbury Tales (1972).â€¯
Marina Abramovic, Artist Bodyâ€¯(1991)
This podcast, centred onâ€¯Artists Body, created by Marina Abramovic in 1991, has been produced by final year Modern Languages and Cultures student, Grace Hogan.â€¯
Grace explores the themes and concepts central to Abramovic’s work such as identity and feminism. Artists Body (1991) is a print that is part the portfolioâ€¯Hope and Optimism, a global art project launched in 1990.