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Artists and Activism: Debate
We’re used to seeing Hollywood actors, musicians, performers
and other celebrities lending their names and faces to a variety
of causes but is there a similar expectation, indeed a responsibility,
for artists to also enter the public arena and engage in political
activity? Do all artists have to be like Ai Weiwei? Highlights of
the 'Arts and Activism'
debate that artists have a responsibility to speak on political
and social issues presented by the National Gallery of Victoria,
20 April 2016.
Speakers: Hugh de Kretser,
Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, Melbourne, Jefa
Greenaway, Greenaway Architects, Camberwell,
Victoria, Professor Paul Gough,
RMIT University Melbourne and Professor
Alison Young, University of Melbourne.
ABC RN, Australia, Presented by Paul Barclay.
Broadcast Wednesday 15 June 2016 8:05PM
'Dismaland' Bemusement Park
Chances are you’ve heard of Banksy‘s
new creation, the twisted ‘Bemusement Park’, Dismaland
in Weston-Super-Mare, a faded seaside resort on the South West coast
of England. Dubbed as one of the UK’s ‘most disappointing
new visitor attractions’, the park also features work from
a number of other artists, including Damien
Artbeat's Graeme Watson
talked to eminent Bansky expert, RMIT Pro-Chancellor and Design
and Social Context Vice-President, Professor Paul
Gough, and they took a look inside the
park and the mind of its creative creator on Artbeat.
RT: 09:42 Graeme Watson
Artbeat, RTR FM 92.1
'The Urban Animators: Living Laboratory'
RMIT artists will make their mark on Melbourne’s CBD with
the rare opportunity to showcase their work on prominent public
canvases scattered across the City campus. Paul
Gough was interviewed by Red
Symonds on local radio about 'The
Urban Animators: Living Laboratory' which will allow RMIT’s
globally-renowned creative community to transform and enliven the
City campus over the two-and-a-half year public art initiative,
'The New Academic Street'. The first public art projection screening
kicks off on Tuesday 18 August, 2015.
The projection exhibition will take place each evening from dusk
until late until Monday 24 August. Six student, staff and alumni
artworks have been commissioned for the 20-minute loop, with the
opening centrepiece by RMIT alumnus and artist, Freya
Pitt entitled We
Are Always Making.
RT: 04:38 Red Symonds,
ABC Radio, Melbourne
Urban Animators: Living Laboratory
Banksy: 'Dismaland' Bemusement Park
A new theme park is taking the world by storm in uncharacteristically
drab fashion. Bemusement park Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare on
the South West holiday coast of Britian is the latest creation by
renowned street artist 'Banksy',
and among its attractions are oil caliphate crazy golf and a Mediterranean
boat ride (complete with asylum seekers).
Paul Gough is interviewed
by Patricia Karvelas for Radio station ABC's 'RN Drive' programme
about this latest edition to the growing Banksy oeuvre.
RT: 05:04 21/08/2015 ABC's 'RN Drive' with Patricia
'Banksy in Gaza'
(excerpt from '8 Birthdays and
3 Wars) 01/07/2015 Newstalk 106-108
In the Summer of 2014 Israel and Hamas went to war. After 50 days,
439 children were amongst the 2000 dead civilians in the Gaza Strip.
In an excerpt from '8
Birthdays, 3 Wars' Newstalk presenter
Chris Donoghue reports
from Gaza on the daily struggle to live, the work of UNICEF and
the hopes and fears for the future of an 8-year-old Gazan who has
already seen 3 wars, and talks to Paul
Gough about the overnight appearance of
a unique Mural of a kitten
by the artist, 'Banksy',
the cultural and financial issues arising for the man upon whose
wall it appears, and the feelings of the local people who have seen
it and live with it.
For the 1.8 million Gazan people, 1 million of whom are children,
tensions remain high in 2015. Their home place is surrounded by
25 meter walls and an army on one side, and by Israeli gun boats
at sea on the other.
RT: 07:17 01/07/2015 Newstalk 106-108 FM
'Wood and Trees: War and Remembrance'
BBC Radio 3 'Free Thinking' 1 July 2014
From Paul Nash paintings of blasted tree stumps in the first world
war to today's commemorative planting: Paul Gough, Gabriel Hemery
and Gail Ritchie join Samira Ahmed to explore woods in war and peacetime
and Trees: War and Remembrance'
For many though, the paintings of Paul Nash, with their scenes of
smashed solitary tree stumps standing in empty battlefields are
a multi-layered evocation of that war's futility, horror and waste.
Samira takes a look at Paul Nash's 1918 painting 'We
Are Making A New World' and talks to the
artist, writer and Nash expert Paul Gough about this and other iconic
Nash images and whether they have new messages for us today. They'll
be joined by forest scientist Gabriel Hemery of the New Sylva Foundation
to talk about the links between war and forest stock over time and
Northern Irish artist Gail Ritchie whose current work explores some
of Nash's themes in visual representations of present day conflicts
Paul Gough: iconography of commemoration
08 November 2009
Paul Gough is interviewed by Radio New Zealand's Chris Laidlaw
for his Sunday Morning
National programme on 8 November 2009 in anticipation of his visit
to Aotearoa, New Zealand to participate in Blow
'09, Massey University's creative art
'War Memorials' BBC Radio 4 8 August
At the time of this programme, Despite the fact that many thousands
of women contributed to the war effort there was no dedicated war
memorial to women in the United Kingdom.
Betty Boothroyd is Patron of the Memorial to the Women of the Second
World War and has been spearheading the campaign in the House of
Lords to have a women's war memorial erected in London's Whitehall.
Betty Boothroyd and Paul Gough from the University of the West of
England join Martha Kearney on BBC Radio
Hour' on 8 August 2002 to discuss the progress of the project
to commemorate the contribution made by women in 20th century conflict
and to look at the history and purpose of war memorials.