EPISODE 2- Getting in (to the art world)

In this episode we look at the questions surrounding accessibility in the arts- how do you “get in” when the art world can sometimes be an invite only space?

Daniel Gonzalez- Documentary Photographer

Daniel Harvey Gonzalez is a documentary photographer born in East London and raised in Essex. Growing up in Basildon. After going travelling with some friends, Daniel came across the work of Robert Capa at the Capa museum in Budapest. This sparked Daniel’s passion for photography and started his journey to go on to study Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales. Daniel is passionate about ensuring the working class are not solely depicted in documentary photography by outsiders, but are given the space to document their own lives. 

You can see some of Daniel’s work on his Instagram. You can also read an interview with Daniel Gonzalez and some of his work on our website here.

Take a look at The Capa Museums website to get an insight into the work that initially inspired Daniel.

“Don and His Boys”
Photo taken by Daniel in Basildon which he speaks about in episode 2.

Josie Dobrin- CEO Creative Access

Creative Access is a social enterprise which supports young people from under-represented backgrounds into employment; to access creative careers and secure both jobs and paid training opportunities. They provide a range of services to companies, from recruitment to employer training and consultancy. From museums to music, TV to theatre; Creative Access have many excellent opportunities to make the arts more accessible!

You can find their website here, their Instagram also has lots of success stories of previous Creative Access participants.

Connor Guy – Documentary Photographer


Growing up in the North East, Connor found his love of photography whilst undertaking an Engineering Apprenticeship. Whilst studying photography at college alongside his apprenticeship, Connor then took the plunge to study Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales.

You can find Connor’s instagram which features his work here. Also, If you’re interested in the course both Connor and Daniel Gonzalez study on, you can read about their course here.

Cathays Conservative Club
April 2019
From Connor’s recent work

Rebecca Huggan: The NewBridge Project Director   

“Creating space for the development, production and presentation of contemporary art practice”

“Creating space for the development, production and presentation of contemporary art practice”Set up in 2010 and based in Newcastle and Gateshead, The NewBridge Project is an artist-led community who support artists through development programmes, affordable studio space, workshops, and exhibitions. You can read about everything they do and the exciting events and workshops they have coming up on their website:https://thenewbridgeproject.com/

Don’t forget to have a look at their independent bookshop!https://newbridgebooks.bigcartel.com/

You can read a  little bit more about Director Rebecca Huggan here:https://thenewbridgeproject.com/news/newbridge-project-appoints-new-director-rebecca-huggan/

Rebecca also spoke about the report that has come out of Jerwood Arts on making the art world and their toolkit which is about socio-economic diversity in the artshttps://jerwoodarts.org/projects/weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries-2017-19/toolkit/

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