Podcasts (DRAWMOREINCOME – 2016)


PODCAST 8 | David Swann

Hey there, it’s another Draw More Income episode! This time with David Swann, MD, MLA (http://www.davidswann.ca/). We were extremely lucky to have spoke with him and only wish this episode was put out months ago when it was recorded.

David Swann has been in Alberta politics for years and years, fighting for the Alberta Liberal party from the level of MLA to Leader of the Opposition Party. He has championed a great many human rights causes such as accessible healthcare, environmental issues, addictions treatment, and even global peace/anti-war initiatives.

In today’s episode, he sits down with Graeme Dearden to put on his artist’s rights hat, chatting about things like Status of The Artist Legislation, the Artist’s Resale Right, and generally how to get stuff done while working with the government.

Early in the podcast, we mentioned Dr. Swann’s involvement with a dance troupe called Le Caravan. This was such a great project and you can see the extent of Dr. Swann’s commitment to the arts in Canada.

So, if you are interested in watching his jaw-dropping performance with them, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7U2BIn4aM0

Today’s episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden.
The interview was performed by Graeme Dearden with David Swann, MD, MLA.
Feedback and support provided by Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Sara McKarney.
Our production director/all-around-audio guru is Ryan Hemphill.


PODCAST 7 | PD Talk w/ Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers

Here we are with a new episode of Draw More Income! This episode is actually a PD talk held a few months back that we recorded on copyright. It was hosted by two co-chairs of Copyright Visual Arts, Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers.

Both speakers were a fantastic resource and were fuelled by an active, engaged audience and we were so excited to have them and to be able to actually archive this moment through our new podcast.

To learn even more about Copyright Visual Arts/CARCC, visit the website here.
http://www.carcc.ca/

As for the podcast, Draw More Income is chugging along and will keep putting out new and interesting content. We took a little break during August to reassess a couple procedures for putting these podcasts out, which we hope will help keep listeners and members engaged with the podcast.


PODCAST 6 | Marta Gorski

Today on the Draw More Income podcast, I called Marta Gorski in New York to chat. Marta is a glass and installation artist from Calgary just finishing her Master’s of Business Administration in San Francisco and New York. Listen to us wade through the messy case of Art v. Business for a little under an hour.

Check out Marta’s work at http://www.martagorski.com

I’m going to also include a sound quality warning here. Due to the nature of our interviews, we find ourselves collecting them in all sorts of locations. Basement studios; bars; offices; and in this case, a long distance phone call. The recording has been polished as much as it can be, but there is only so much one can do to make a long distance phone call sound good with a limited budget for recording equipment.

Marta Gorski

Marta Gorski


PODCAST 5 | Samantha Walrod

A new episode of the podcast is here! Thanks for listening along VAA-CARFAC community!

On Draw More Income today, we bring you Samantha Walrod, being interviewed by Sara McKarney a few months ago. The two talk shop in the midst of a sudden concert and then a sudden apartment!

Samatha is a painter, receiving her BFA from ACAD and her MFA from the U of A

Read Samantha’s artist statement below:

“Samantha Walrod’s work is influenced by uncanny similarities and differences between imagined or reconstructed environments. The figurative elements in her recent body of work are constructed from images of the Canadian Wilderness. Her latest body of work is a response and a record of visits to Banff and Jasper National Parks:

When viewing wildlife from a vehicle, I feel a sense of awe and gratitude at the chance to witness the fleeting passage of a bear, coyote or elk coming into view and then disappearing back into the wilderness. This meeting between motorists and animals adversely affects wildlife, as witnessed in the traces of road kill on the road, and precautionary fencing placed along highways in Banff National Park, designed to keep animals off the road.

Our view of wild animals is multiple and fractured.

Images in Split Seconds, Soft Edges address these fractured viewpoints. Photographic images have been torn apart and put back together again in a slightly off kilter way. The photographic space is interrupted but remains intact. The act of photographing the animals reminds us of the many cultural lenses that mediate our understanding of them.

The act of collage brings to the surface more readily than photography its construction and artificiality. The edges of the ripped paper, the slight tonal differences in the photographs, and the addition of paint on top of the images all act as a filter or an interruption.

Engineers, ecologists and government agencies have responded to road kill and motorist safety in Banff National Park. Wilderness overpasses, underpasses and fences funnel animal traffic across the highway. These overpasses show a level of care from scientific and government communities, they make our society’s response to the issue of road kill more visible. The passes that I have painted and collaged are hard edged next to the organic lines of the surrounding trees and mountains. The painted bridges and highways cut through or interrupt the visual plane, much like highways do through the landscape. These hard edges talk about a difference in speed and movement between wilderness and car culture, reflecting a sense of unease that is present at these intersections.

I ask the viewer to contemplate their accountability in the existing situation. I am, and we are, directly involved and invested in the shifting boundary between nature and culture.”

Samantha has work up in Parts Gallery in Toronto (http://partsgallery.blogspot.ca/) and has an upcoming show at New Zones in Calgary. To view more of her work visit http://www.samanthawalrod.com.

Samantha Walrod, Wolf and Dots Road, Acrylic on Panel


PODCAST 4 | Spyder Yardley-Jones

This week for Draw More Income, we present Spyder Yardley-Jones! As interviewed by Sara McKarney! Come listen to this dynamic duo chat arts for a while!


PODCAST 3 | Brian Malkinson

Episode three of Draw More Income is upon us! In this edition, Graeme Dearden sits down with his local MLA, Brian Malkinson, in the Calgary-Currie district to discuss the function of MLAs, why artists should contact them and other elected officials, and particularly how to engage with people you might not agree with.

He also wanted me to link here for all you artists looking for potential government granting opportunities: http://culture.alberta.ca/about/grants/

You can see what Brian is up to on Twitter @BrianMalkinson.

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PODCAST 2 | Lee Nielsen

Meet the talented Lee Nielsen, being interviewed by Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC’s own Sara McKarney. They chat about all sorts of things from working as a teacher to how to make a living in the arts.

“In addition to his art practice [Lee] has worked in a variety of fields as an
animator, illustrator, concept artist, and designer. In 2003 he initiated
a sole proprietorship, Humanate Enterprises, to deal with illustration
work. Since then it has expanded to include art, illustration, design
and other related projects.”

Check out Lee at http://humanate.com/

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PODCAST 1 | Terrance Houle

Introducing Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC’s brand new Draw More Income Podcast!!! In this podcast, our employees and board members will be galavanting around the province collectinginterviews consisting of half hour to forty-five minutes of honest conversation about what it is like to be an artist in Canada, and more specifically Alberta. This isn’t going to just be conversation about ideas and artwork though; it will be focussed on what it is like to be a professional, a member of the workforce, and a contributor in the Canadian/Albertan arts and culture community. As always, we are looking into how people draw more income. 

To start things off, say hello to the renowned Albertan artist, Terrance Houle! 

http://www.terrancehouleart.com/