Podcast Interviews with Northern Artists

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Often viewed set apart, the north of England is proudly and discernibly different. So far so usual. What is New however is the cultural ecosystem that has  been growing steadily prior to 2020 and accelerated in the last months into a self sustaining ecology of creativity and supporting industry.  With craftsmanship at its core, contemporary makers are brought together consciously or otherwise by the support of their client base in the surrounding vales and increasingly wider afield.

New Yorkshire is a story of a region with is own creative thread and a community in support of its makers, it is also a story with International horizons.


Graeme Black


Graeme spent many years working in high-end fashion before moving to Yorkshire and becoming a painter.



Andrew Bonacina


Andrew is chief curator at Hepworth Wakefield, one of Yorkshire’s award-winning art galleries.


Melvyn Bragg


Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, CH, HonFRS, FBA, FRSL, is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian.



Hugo Burge


Owner of Marchmont House and collector of sculpture and Arts & Crafts furniture.



Andrew Goldsworthy OBE


British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who produces site-specific sculptures and land art situated in natural and urban settings.



David Hockney

An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.



Diane Lascelles


As former artist-in-residence and now Countess of Harewood, Diane curates art exhibitions at Harewood House building on it’s legacy as a home to contemporary art.



Peter Murray CBE


Peter Murray CBE is the founder and executive director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, now a sculpture venue with an international reputation.


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Landscape painter Jake Attree

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Abstract painter Louise Fletcher

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Nature artist Emerson Mayes

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Designer Laura Wellington

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Photographers Ben Benoliel and Neil Bedford

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Sculptor Joseph Hayton

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Artist Sally Barker

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Painter & illustrator Suman Kaur

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Painter William Watson-West

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