Bricks Podcasts cut across our programme with some coming via grant funding, others as companion pieces to public art commissions.

Each episode is led by a different Bristol based artist who look how they want to explore the medium. As such each has its own and distinct feel, though some consistancy is brought via Podcast Producer Rown Bishop who works with the artists to help shape, deliver and edit the podcast into its final form.

Listen to a love letter to coarse fishing on the Feeder Road; reflect on what the artworld should learn from (the demise of) Little Chef, or explore connections between plant species and creatives in their approach to urban development and change.

The episodes are available on, Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud under Bricks Podcasts.

  • Episode 15 – Snails, Bristols and ADHD – Claudia Collins

    Join Bristolian artist Claudia Collins and Australian artist Heather Matthew in this episode of BricksPodcast as they embark on a journey through the labyrinth of ADHD and the artist's path.

  • Episode 16 – Hope, Climate, Moss and Creativity with The Art and Energy Collective

    Join Chloe, Naomi, and Jenny from The Art and Energy Collective as they lead us through a captivating exploration of climate action, collective creativity, and the unexpected teachings from moss. Featuring contributions from Bryologist Matt Stribley and Helen Meech, Executive Director of The Climate Coalition. As well as…

  • Episode 14 – Tim Ryan – Something Close to Nothing

    Through storytelling, interviews with fishermen, and his own personal reflections, Tims podcast takes us on a 24 hour tour of the feeder road in mid November.

  • Episode 13 – Synnøve Fredricks – The Tree, the music, and the students

    In this Bricks podcast episode, Rowan Bishop meets with Synnøve Fredericks and takes a walk around the beautiful trees of Bristol’s Ashton Court estate, discussing the process of creating the Trinity Vortex, her practice, her love of nature and the outdoors, and her hopes for the impact that the work will have.

  • Episode 12 – Madame Ceski – Folk Craft

    Madame Ceski (Francesca Simmons) is an artist with a special interest in folk and craft traditions, and in this podcast she explores these questions through the lens of how we busied ourselves during lockdown. Through interviews with those who discovered a new found hobby or passion during the pandemic, and with a focus on Francesca’s current work exploring using touch to create sound within craft mediums, we look at the surprising things that happen when people ‘have a go’, & how taking part allows us to reconnect with ourselves & immediate environment.

  • Episode 11 – St Annes Stories

    In this podcast we explore the stories, memories and myths of St Anne’s – a hidden corner of Bristol with an intriguing history.

  • Episode 10 – Kayle Brandon – Our Plant Neighbours

    This podcast explores the development of a new work of Kayle’s in Stoke Gifford, Bristol, where she worked with local residents and herbalist Chris Roe to produce an edible food mapping plaque.

  • Episode 9 – Myles-Jay Linton – Jewels of St Pauls

    Dr Myles-Jay Linton, figurative artist, psychologist and academic, has created a new neon artwork for the Moxy Bristol hotel lobby’s library area.

  • Episode 8 – Lawrence Hoo & Charles Golding – Jewels of St Pauls

    This podcast explores the process of producing a new mixed media public artwork set in the ground floor windows of the Moxy Hotel, Bristol, by artists Lawrence Hoo and Chaz Golding. Four jewelled shapes are cut into the windows, overlaid with a poem dedicated to St Paul’s and its people.

  • Episode 7 – Super Duper St Annes – Jonathan Kelham

    The Super Duper St Anne’s F.C. is a podcast set a few decades into the future, part documentary on the historical St Anne’s / BS4 football scene and part fiction speculating on the meteoric rise of a new, community team St.Anne’s F.C who are on the cusp of promotion to the Inter-Britain Cooperative Premier Division.

  • Episode 6 – Annabel Other – Friendship, Yearning and Horses

    Annabel Other explores how it feels to miss the closeness and comfort of friendship during periods of isolation, through conversations about horses with her friends.

  • Episode 5 – Cliff Andrade – Bristoler Chronik

    The Bricks Podcast follow Bristol’s contemporary artists, on journeys within the city walls and beyond, along the ley lines of the South West, up the A roads north, and through their unique observations on the world.

  • Episode 4 – Ben Hartley – Ruderal

    In Episode 4, artist Ben Hartley explores the parallels between Ruderal plant species with the processes of gentrification & urban renewal. Focusing on a specific area of wasteland adjacent to Ben’s former studio and it’s anarchic flora, this podcast examines the seemingly inescapable link between artists and gentrification.

  • Episode 3 – Megan Clark-Bagnall – Learnings from Little Chef for the New Art World

    In this podcast artist Megan Clark-Bagnall tries to find a working methodology for the new art world based on learnings taken from the demise of Little Chef restaurants in the UK. 

    The Bricks Podcast follow Bristol’s contemporary artists, on journeys within the city walls and beyond, along the leylines of the South West, up the A roads north, and through their unique observations on the world.

  • Episode 2 – Olivia Jones – Lundy

    Olivia Jones’s podcast is centred around a recent journey to Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. Speaking with artists, geologists and those working to protect the island’s wildlife, the recording explores the island’s volcanic history and how those living on Lundy have engaged with the material of the island over time.

  • Episode 1 – Bo Lanyon – A St Ives Legacy

    Bo Lanyon explores how artists working now have responded to the legacy of the St. Ives school in Cornwall, speaking with artists Lucy Stein, Hannah Murgatroyd and musician Gwenno about painting, the British Modernist tradition, ancient Cornish fougous, living with the dead and the lasting influence of his grandfather, Peter Lanyon.