Winner: The Art Newspaper’s podcast The 7 days in Artwork is named Ideal Exclusive Desire Podcast

The Artwork Newspaper is thrilled to announce that its podcast The 7 days in Artwork…

The Artwork Newspaper is thrilled to announce that its podcast The 7 days in Artwork has been named the Ideal Distinctive Curiosity Podcast at the 2021 Publisher Podcast Awards. Explained by the judges as “one of our most aggressive categories”, The 7 days in Artwork beat out competition which include the Plodcast from BBC Countryfile Magazine and Significant Brains by the University of Chicago News. The Artwork Newspaper’s podcast host Ben Luke approved the award at livestreamed ceremony on Wednesday 21 April.

“On behalf of the entire crew, we’d like to thank the Publisher Podcast Awards and its judges, the several brilliant friends that have appear on to the podcast, our sponsor Christie’s, The Artwork Newspaper’s superb editors and reporters, which includes people who’ve not appeared on the podcast but whose stories are the spine of what we do—and, of program, you, our listeners—thank you for getting part of this journey,” says Luke.

The Art Newspaper’s podcast host Ben Luke
Picture: David Clack

The Week in Art—originally named The Artwork Newspaper Weekly—launched on 15 September 2017. Considering that then, the podcast team has developed more than 150 episodes crammed whole of extraordinary tales, from the mysterious disappearance of a $450m Leonardo to the techniques of Van Gogh’s suicide. The podcast gives timely, in-depth and investigative news shot by with the sharp, professional examination that defines The Artwork Newspaper’s editorial. The articles is emphatically global, checking out the art planet from the traditional artwork centres of London and New York, but reflecting its international breadth. The 7 days in Artwork has now had above 1.5 million downloads and has listeners in a lot more than 100 international locations.

The podcast addresses big artwork and heritage stories, often with an eye on significant geopolitical shifts: in the latest months, many episodes have explored the consequences of Covid-19 and Black Life Matter on unique fields within just the artwork planet, from the art current market, to museum collections, programmes and economics and the debates around community sculpture, historic and up to date.

Frequent highlights consist of tours of major exhibitions and interviews with renowned and emerging artists. Guests have ranged from artists this sort of as David Hockney, Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramović, Theaster Gates, Doris Salcedo and Mark Bradford, to museum directors including Frances Morris of Tate, Philip Tinari from UCCA in Beijing and Sonia Lawson from Togo’s only modern arts centre, to curators, philosophers, actors, broadcasters and teachers.

Ben Luke spoke to David Hockney for an episode of The Week in Artwork
Photo: David Clack

Nearly four a long time on, The Art Newspaper’s podcast “family” carries on to develop, with the new collection A brush with… released in August 2020, providing in-depth interviews with artists, and options to insert much more collection to the roster in the in close proximity to potential. “‘We are so proud to have won this award,” claims The Art Newspaper’s editor Alison Cole. “It is a excellent tribute to our distinct model of journalism—which not only addresses the artwork entire world, but also analyses the environment in which art happens—and to the enthusiasm and knowledge of our excellent group.”

The 7 days in Art podcast by The Artwork Newspaper is readily available just about every Friday on our site and all the normal places where you come across podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie’s.

The Art Newspaper’s podcast team

Hosted by Ben Luke, generated by Julia Michalska and Aimee Dawson, produced and edited by David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall and Daniela Hathaway.