The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Learning team has been running a busy programme of talks, workshops and artists’ residencies from their offsite home at the YMCA since 2012. Artists, curators and creative professionals have spoken about their individual creative practices, the Gallery’s permanent collection, and a host of themes that coincided with significant topical events and dates in the local and national calendar.
Having digitally recorded and archived the talks, the Gallery is excited to announce their upcoming podcast channel that will give people the opportunity to listen to the talks again, and for them to be available to a wider audience. On Air will release a new talk bi-weekly and provide an opportunity for a global audience to engage with the diverse and informative programme of talks that the gallery has been successfully delivering since the redevelopment began.
Glynn Vivian Learning Officer, Tom Goddard, said, “I am proud of the hard work of the team that has gone into launching ‘On Air’ our artist talks programme, which will archive all our talks for posterity and share the thoughts of leading practitioners and academics in Wales, with other communities worldwide.
“Our Artist Talks complement our diverse exhibitions and events programme and through the series, we hope offer the community, specifically students and practising artists, the opportunity to hear artists, historians and curators talk about their current practice, concerns and the community that inspires them.”
As the programmes are produced by the Gallery, we have also created an introductory jingle, which was selected via an open submission. The jingle chosen was produced by a local young band (all the members are under 13), Crisps and Donuts, who had previously performed at Glynn Vivian’s Young People’s Group battle of the bands event, Crash.