Johnny Hawkes
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
8M ago
In this episode of Art In Mayfair 2023, host Maeve Doyle speaks to self-taught artist and sculptor, and renowned modern furniture maker, Johnny Hawkes.   Johnny’s piece, Sphelix is part of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail and is outside Fenwick’s. At the start of 2023, Hawkes began developing his sculpture “SPHELIX” on a monumental scale which he says is the perfect shape, organic in cure and industrial in form: Sphelix has been an obsession of his for half of his lifetime. The Sphelix is a new shape, the joining of a sphere and a helix, a new global shape and a symbol for anti-racism, the joi ..read more
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Dario Vargas
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
8M ago
In this episode host Maeve Doyle speaks to Dario Vargas. Dario is a Colombian-born contemporary fine artist whose work is currently on show in the Luxury Italian menswear brand, Canali, New Bond Street   Dario’s work draws influence from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to cast a connection with our behaviour and psychology in the modern world.   We hear how Dario knew he always wanted to be an artist from a young age, how the church was his source of inspiration in his small town in Colombia and how he moved from the world of advertising to art full time when he moved to London ..read more
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Bob & Roberta Smith RA
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
9M ago
In the first episode of Art In Mayfair 2023, host Maeve Doyle speaks to artist Bob & Roberta Smith RA - the artist behind this year's flags which is bringing a colourful splash to the streets around the Royal Academy. He discusses the project, A Puzzle 4U, which plays with letter patterns and the construction of words and sentences. Bob also shares stories from his childhood, the inspiration behind A Puzzle 4U and the story behind him setting up 'Art Party'  oh, and he also tells us the story of how he got his name.   A Puzzle 4U art flags fly above  Bond Street, North Aud ..read more
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Art in Mayfair 2023 Trailer
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
9M ago
Art in Mayfair is back for a sixth edition, showcasing four weeks of art, fashion and culture across the destination. From art flags, pop-up exhibitions, showcases, walks, talks and events from Bond Street and Savile Row to Mount Street from 12 June to 9 July.  Art in Mayfair's podcast series hosted by art critic Maeve Doyle, delves into the minds of  the artists taking part and uncovers some of the hidden stories behind the works. Tune in to find out how London's art and fashion scenes are thriving together. Head to the website for more on Art In Mayfair, and the Mayfair Sculpture ..read more
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Interview with David Begbie
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
1y ago
Another episode of Art in Mayfair hosted by art critic, Maeve Doyle. Maeve says: "I started the episode by asking David “how he was” and the conversation flowed effortlessly from that point. The otherworldly artist and 1982 graduate of the Slade School of Art was present at and bore witness to 40 years on the London art scene.   Begbie’s cultural references draw from the past  - his heroes on Cork Street in its heyday, collaborating with fashion houses (Christian Dior) dance companies and tailors like Richard James.  This conversation whilst steeped  in nostalgia remained ..read more
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David Breuer Weil
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
1y ago
“Ground control to Major Tom, commencing countdown engines on, detach from station and may God's love be with you” - both film director Nick Roeg’s cult classic ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ and many of David Bowies lyrics emote a similar reaction to that of Breuer-Weil’s most powerful works, ‘Visitor I’ and ‘Visitor V’ recently installed in Berkeley Square. Sitting on one of the parks many benches and listening to the esoteric philosophical debate that fuel the artists practice, his notebooks crammed with pencil sketches and diagrams still fresh in my mind, I mused that if last glimpse of the ..read more
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Interview with Rhys Coren
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
1y ago
Maeve says, "I met with Rhys Coren in the new Medici Courtyard on a Monday morning to talk about ‘Everyone I’ve Ever Known’ - a 30 ft mural that took over three years to complete.  The conversation started with Plymouth, his birthplace, and his time at art school, the several attempts to get into the esteemed RA program and his eventual acceptance and what it is like to be part of an artistic community.   Looking at the mural with Coren was like listening to a memoir being read out aloud, the shapes holding endless hidden meanings and influences, ranging from Grace Jones to environm ..read more
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Art in Mayfair 2022 - Podcast Trailer
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
1y ago
Katie Thomas is the founder of ‘Art in Mayfair’ now in its fifth year. In conversation she takes us back to the beginning, discussing the how’s and why’s that bought together the convergent worlds of Mayfair’s leading fashion and jewellery brands. This paired with the areas independent galleries who joined the Royal Academy to celebrate the character of this unique neighbourhood.   Throughout the conversation Katie reminisces about standout memories – Gavin Turk and his egg, Gary Hume’s flags, pop up events, the craftsmanship and creativity of Saville Row, the Royal Academy’s summer exhib ..read more
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Interview with Kojo Marfo
The Art in Mayfair Podcast Series
by New West End
1y ago
Almost a year to the day since his ‘Dreaming of Identity’ show opened at the JD Malat Gallery, Kojo released his sculpture ‘Treasure of the Heart’ as part of Mayfair Sculpture Trail. In this episode we talk about his influences, growing up in Ghana and on moving to the "university that is London", new figuration and how his career changed when he entered a competition called ‘Isolation Mastered’ in 2020.   A really fun and interesting episode, not to be missed! Visit https://www.bondstreet.co.uk/ to learn more ..read more
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