Rachel Simkiss, Brand Director Clarendon Fine Art, recommends these art podcasts to tune into right now.

Love art but don’t have time to go to an art gallery or pick up an art book? Fear not. There are thousands of art podcasts to transport you into the world of visual culture. Just tune in. The battle is trying to decide which podcasts to listen to. We spoke to Rachel Simkiss, Brand Director of Clarendon Fine Art, to find out which are the best art podcasts to listen to in 2019.

Rachel Simkiss has been working with the Clarendon Fine Art group for close to ten years and can be found in their flagship Mayfair gallery on Dover Street. Walk into any of Clarendon’s nine galleries and you will immediately notice the group’s approachable nature, incredible depth of knowledge and appreciation for the arts. Attributes which have secured their position as the UK’s leading gallery group dealing in modern, post war and contemporary paintings for over 25 years.

Rachel has chosen her top five art podcasts, which encompass fresh podcasts for newcomers to the art world and also more established, information rich listening experiences.

MODERN ART NOTES (MAN)


manpodcast.com



As its name would suggest, this is a brilliant modern artist focused podcast – with a selection of more established names, normally prior to an exhibition. If you know your art history and want to keep up to date, MAN podcast is for you. With art historian and critic Tyler Green at the helm, it’s an extremely informative hour.

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM


www.artfund.org/



My favourite Sunday afternoon podcast – the Art Fund podcast features well-known faces taking someone they love to a favourite museum or gallery. I like it’s informative and relaxed format. This is a brilliant backdrop whilst enjoying a Sunday roast and a bottle of red. It often provokes some great debates on life in the art world.

ART DETECTIVE


www.janinaramirez.co.uk/podcasts



This is an easy-to-digest weekly podcast in bite-sized chunks, analysing famous artworks and putting them in a cultural and historical context. Each painting is brought to life in a 20-minute discussion with experts led by Dr Janina Ramirez. I often enjoy this one on my daily commute into my gallery in the Clarendon Gallery in Mayfair.

ART TACTIC


arttactic.com



Art Tactic is by far my favourite of art podcasts. It was the first and remains arguably the best-known art market podcast hosted by Adam Green. In each episode, Adam conducts and in-depth interview with a key figure from the art world often discussing the art market or new art companies. Very informative for those already in the art market, and indeed for those perhaps thinking of entering into it.

ART TALK


www.kcrw.com



This is a great entry podcast for art-lovers with most episodes under five minutes. Art critic Edward Goldman – previously the director of Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg – highlights art and museums from around the world. It’s straight talking and somewhat hard hitting, but full of facts and observations.

By Annabel Jack
May 2019

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