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Drawing Japan with the Old Man Mad About Drawing

Olivia Dennis reflects on Hokusai’s devotion to Mount Fuji, to rural Japanese towns and the daily rituals of those living on the fringes of Japanese society.

From Nigeria to London; Real Life Stories to Plays

Nigerian-British playwright, performer and poet Inua Ellams speaks with Beth Wilkinson about the influence of hip hop, the timeliness of his work in a Brexit/Trump era and translating his own experiences with race, religion and immigration into his performances.

Where They Lived: the Home of an Artist

From the surrealism that Dalí transposed onto a small Spanish fishing village, to the vibrancy of a Marrakech villa and garden that worked its way into Yves Saint Laurent’s collections, here are five homes that hold a very special place in the heart of their locale and the artist who created them.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists Keep Australia’s Heart Beating

Amidst the dry red desert in the centre of Australia, Beth Wilkinson meets a group of Arrernte, Luritja and Walpiri artists who are healing, connecting and sharing stories, one brightly-embroidered soft sculpture at a time.

Welcome to the Jungle: A View of the Los Angeles Art Scene

Curator Annika Kristensen gives us a drive-by tour of LA’s up-and-coming art scene. Through visits to The Broad, 356 Mission, Chinatown and beyond, Annika attempts to make sense of this city built on clichés; a city once described by Jack Kerouac, and later immortalised by the Guns N’ Roses, as a “jungle.”

Short-form / Russia

“Pushkinskaya 10 emerged after the Soviet regime crumbled in 1989, to consolidate the non-conformist art culture that had been active below the surface for decades.”

Imogen Eveson, A History of St. Petersburg in Three Art Galleries

Yangon: Conversations About Art

Writer Michelle Aung Thin returns to her birthplace, Myanmar, to find an experimental art scene flourishing in the country’s former capital post the abandonment of nation-wide formal censorship.

Artist David Booth (Ghostpatrol) on Creativity Within Iceland’s Epic Landscape

Artist David Booth (known to many as Ghostpatrol) speaks about his many homes away from home, what it felt like to be in the studio of Sigur Rós and the magic of Iceland’s 24-hour light.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico

With exhibitions currently touring worldwide, Imogen Eveson revisits “the tail of the end of the earth,” the landscape that became the muse of one of America’s greatest artists of the 20th century.