Seven podcast gems for visual artists and art lovers

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Visual artist looking to gain inspiration and recognition for your work? Or just want to discover some of the most exciting artworks in history? Either way, you ought to bookmark this podcast roundup…

Podcasts are brilliant for learning something new and for entertaining yourself – even while you’re on the go doing other things. Here at CE, we love a good podcast, especially those that cater for creative entrepreneurs and people interested in the creative industries.

In this article, we’ve curated seven inspiring podcasts that cover the latest news and insights from the art world, dissect the lives and works of past and present visual artists and provide tips on becoming more visible and successful in the art business. Check them out, in no particular order, below.

Talk Art

Talk Art features fascinating interviews with some of the world’s greatest living artists, curators and gallerists. Hosted by actor Russell Tovey (best known for his role as George the werewolf in the BBC comedy, Being Human) and gallerist Robert Diament, the show explores the wonder of art and how it connects people in extraordinary ways. Past episodes include interviews with Nicholas Cullinan, the director of London’s National Portrait Gallery and figurative painter Nicolas Party.

The Week in Art

From The Art Newspaper and hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art brings you breaking news, insights and exhibition coverage from the art sector, every week. Expect informative and interesting topics like an explanation of the ceremonial objects at King Charles III’s coronation, how visual artists are using AI and what’ll happen to the art market if banks go bust.

Photographic Connections

In Photographic Connections, host Kim Grant explores how the art of photography connects people to themselves, nature and others. She interviews fellow photographers to bring out their stories and provide inspiration for listeners. In a recent episode, a special guest explains how he stopped training as a nurse to follow his dream of becoming a landscape photographer.

The Lonely Palette

The Lonely Palette aims to bring art history to the masses, providing thoughtful analysis on individual artists and paintings. Tamar Avishai, the creator and host of this podcast, has a background as an art historian and also lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Listen to learn about some of the world’s most famous pieces of visual art, like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Caravggio’s The Crucifixion of St. Andrew.

Sculpting Lives

Presented by Jo Baring and Sarah Turner, Sculpting Lives examines the artworks of several female sculptors who forged their careers while fighting against preconceptions and have made groundbreaking contributions to the art world. The podcast hasn’t been updated in some time, but there are some fascinating episodes, such as one about Gertrude Hermes, one of the most experimental wood engravers and sculptors of the 20th century.

The Conversation Art Podcast

If you’re interested in contemporary art, The Conversation Art Podcast is for you. Michael Shaw, podcast host and an artist himself, has one-to-one and three-way conversations with other contemporary artists, curators and collectors to shed light on what goes on behind closed doors in galleries and studios. Shaw isn’t afraid to ask questions about money, connections and how certain artists have risen to success.

The Art Biz

The Art Biz is aimed at visual artists who want to become more empowered, productive and successful. Hosted by Alyson Stanfield, each episode provides insights to help your art business grow, for example, how to project confidence in your art (even when you’re plagued with doubt) and how to network and get seen by potential buyers, collectors and supporters.


Want more podcasts to add to your list? Listen to Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations, where our founder, Carolyn Dailey, has intimate one-to-one discussions with some of the most visionary creative founders around. 

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