Art With An Audience

Artists Showcase Int presents free online talks scheduled as ‘Your Friday Evening Getaway’ and delivered by our team of international practitioners to share a fresh view of artists and artworks, in the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and installations.

Coming Up: our first April talk

Friday 14th April at 19:00 UK Time

Spider Symbolism in Art

presented by Theo Philcox

Despite being the focus of one of the most common phobias, spiders have played a long and significant role in our creative history. Many cultures revere the spider as the creator of the universe, and they have appeared in all kinds of art across the centuries.

This talk will cover that history and show examples of how spiders have been used symbolically in art to convey our more existential fears but also our admiration for these 8-legged creatures.

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The story behind Art With An Audience

Art With An Audience was formed from a conversation during one of the UK’s lockdowns between ASI founder Andrew Mashigo and photographer Robert Raynard. They talked about creating an online space in which people based anywhere in the world could discover and learn about great artists and works of art.

With their backgrounds and experiences from organisations such as the Tate galleries, they created the Art With An Audience online talks and the first talks began in May 2021. 

Within six months of starting, the presenting team had grown to include artists, photographers, and art practitioners Eve Milner, Laurence Van Der Noordaa, Theodora Philcox, Elli Lestas, and Julia Stubbs, alongside Andrew and Robert. Coming from across the UK and beyond, all our presenters bring their passion to communicate about artists and artworks, allowing Art With An Audience to present an even more varied artistic programme for ‘Your Friday Evening Getaway’.