International Interviews

The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever

  The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever     EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLA WHITE MCIJ Location: Tokyo International Film Festival 2014 Event: She’s Funny That Way TIFF Film Premiere Peter Bogdanovich, world renowned and one of the...

Welcome on board the Nippon Maru – Yokohama, Japan

Join me, Gabriella White, on board the  Nippon Maru, a remarkable vessel harboured in the port of Yokohama, Japan. I speak to the ship’s former captain Inoue San, who tells me about his life and adventures on board this ship. Close your eyes and take a walk around the ship with me: experience the sounds, hear stories never before broadcasted and absorb the atmosphere. Let your imagination...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s art. And a rabbit.

This feature is also available at the Karen 19 Gallery in Sydney, Australia http://www.19karen.com.au/blog/?p=99  Bangor-based artist Lee Boyd in County Down, Ireland is no ordinary artist. Energetic, entertaining, conscientious, analytical and with an unknown depth I am trying to get to the bottom of, he is an enigma. Despite his bohemian, relaxed aura, there is an edge of jumpiness about him. Full...

The Man Behind the Scenes: Meeting John Banville

Speaking at York University, I had the privilege of chatting to Booker-prize winning novelist John Banville at York’s Festival of Ideas 2011. The Irish novelist and screenwriter, decidedly Ireland’s cream of the crop has penned remarkable novels including The Book of Evidence and The Sea, his eighteenth novel, which won the Man Booker prize in 2005. Just this year, Banville was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize. Also a master of short...

The Tibetan Cowboy

As featured  in England’s West Country Life magazine and the Western Daily Press… Award-winning travel photographer Barry Cawston from Axbridge in Somerset presented his star photographic fine art piece Tibetan Cowboy on BBC2’s recent debut Show Me The Monet, a show produced in a similar style to the channel’s entrepreneurial series Dragon’s Den, but for artists. The show has proved very popular up and down the country and it is no surprise, when you consider that as many as...

All By Myself: Discovering the Real David Cobley Behind the Portraits

As featured in England’s West Country Life Magazine and the Western Daily Press… David Cobley Western Daily Thursday newsflash  All By Myself – David Cobley – West Country Life – Western Daily Press  Royal-portrait painter David Cobley gives me some clues about his famous person’s portrait to be unveiled in London’s National Portrait Gallery next month. I talk to him about his appearance on BBC2’s...

Well-connected

Hampstead-based-artist Ronnie Shahmoon was the first to feature on BBC2’s series Show Me The Monet: the BBC’s answer to Dragon’s Den but for artists. Hosted by BBC presenter Chris Hollins and judged by three of the world’s toughest art critics, the show has proved increasingly popular up and down the country. An interesting first candidate, Ronnie Shahmoon from London kick-started the show with a contemporary twist: his large artwork featuring plugs and switches may look banal on face-value,...

From one Canvas to Another

Published as part of the BBC’s Show Me The Monet series on BBC 2 Between 4 and 5 million people in Britain alone immerse themselves in some kind of art, such as photography, painting and sculpture, studies have shown. It is no surprise, then, that BBC2’s Show Me The Monet show starring Charlotte Mullins, David Lee and Roy Bolton three of the world’s toughest art critics, had millions of viewers glued to their...

Put yourself in my shoes

Published as part of the BBC series Show Me The Monet 2011 Mother-of-three Belinda Durrant from Stroud in Gloucestershire, England took the plunge into the art world when she left her career as a research-technician to go to Art College in 2004. Her sculpture Little Lead Shoes Age 3 made it onto the BBC 2’s Show Me The Monet show, a show produced in a similar style to the channel’s entrepreneurial show Dragon’s Den, but for artists....

Art is Music to the Soul

Published 16 May, 2011 at Liverpool.com and for the BBC’s Show Me The Monet coverage Sound Artist Ashwan doing what he loves    Barcelona-based artist Ashwan made it to the final cut on BBC 2’s fortnight-long series of Show Me The Monet, which launched on Monday and is proving increasingly popular up and down the country. Facing the Hanging Committee, Ashwan was the first contestant in the series to receive...

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