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Phyllida Barlow on Bethan Huws
November 18, 2021

First encountering Bethan Huws' work during the degree show at the Royal College of Art in 1988, Phyllida Barlow recalls how, ever since then, it has had an impact on her own approach to sculpture. Ph

Arike Oke and Pelumi Odubanjo
October 11, 2021

Archives can be places where knowledge is passed on and cultural and personal histories are preserved. Arike Oke and Pelumi Odubanjo talk about what it means to be telling new stories with materials f

Michaela Crimmin and Hrair Sarkissian
September 27, 2021

Acclaimed photographer Hrair Sarkissian is in discussion with independent curator and co-director of Culture+Conflict, Michaela Crimmin. Together, they explore Sarkissian’s foundational training in Da

Matthew Spellberg and Richard Sommer
September 16, 2021

Professor Richard Sommer and Matthew Spellberg meet to talk about their shared research into a transcultural history of dreaming, dream sharing and the importance of idling.

Ryan Gander on Boyle Family
April 28, 2021

Remembering first coming across the work of Boyle Family in the contemporary art section of Manchester Library when at university, Ryan Gander chose one of the group's epic World Series wall sculpture

Emma Talbot on Huma Bhabha
March 18, 2021

When asked to choose a work from the David and Indrė Roberts Collection as a starting point for this discussion about their and her work, Emma Talbot quickly landed on the work of Pakistani-American a

Caroline Achaintre on Berlinde De Bruyckere
December 17, 2020

Both having keen interests in the animal world, art history and mythology, Caroline Achaintre quickly gravitated to Berlinde De Brucykere when asked to choose a work from the David Roberts Collection

Jonathan Baldock on Niki de Saint Phalle
November 05, 2020

An artist he has long loved and admired, artist Jonathan Baldock gravitated towards Niki de Saint Phalle when asked to choose a work to discuss from the David Roberts Collection. Topic of deliberatio

France-Lise McGurn on Tamara de Lempicka
October 22, 2020

Glasgow-based artist France-Lise McGurn has chosen to talk about Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka’s drawing Sur La Plage, made circa 1926. This drawing from the David Roberts Collection becomes the

Nicoletta Lambertucci
October 01, 2020

Discussing working with collections, both public and private, Ned McConnell is joined by Nicoletta Lambertucci, Curator, Contemporary Art at the newly opened institution The Box in Plymouth.