Group Show



Group Show is a five episode podcast series by Caitlin Merrett King covering topics like work, collaboration and criticism. The podcast was conceived of as part of 12o's S/S17 curatorial residency as an exploration into expanded curatorial practice. Each episode includes a mixture of interviews, sound commissions and regular features covering artist-led activity around the UK. An audio interpretation of the busy, messy, exciting squishing together that happens in group shows.


  • Series 2 - Episode 9

    16/08/2019 Duración: 01h16min

    The (maybe) FINAL episode of Group Show Series 2! For this episode, Kat Bevan, Midge Charvill Ryall and Zara Worth, current participants of The Collective Studio at The NewBridge Project, present Ask Me Anything! Asking those important questions about being an artist today and discussing things they wish they'd known when they'd just graduated.  "The Collective Studio 2019-20, a 9 month development programme for early-career and/or recent graduate artists and creative practitioners. The Collective Studio provides practitioners with affordable studios & workspace, access to peer-led training and development events, mentoring and a series of professional creative opportunities to develop and challenge practice outside of an institutional framework and generate resilient and imaginative approaches to creative practice... The Collective Studio is run by The NewBridge Project in partnership with Newcastle University & Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice."  More about The Collective

  • Series 2 - Episode 8

    02/08/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    The penultimate episode of Series 2 (!!) is a conversation between Ilana, Hannah, Helen, Lorna, Marwa and Katy who were all involved in artist Bobby Baker's Great and Tiny War project last year. The project, commissioned as part of 14-18-NOW, a series of World War I centenary art commissions, took place in an immersive installation in a house on Sidney Grove in Newcastle and featured an audio guided tour. Several of the women in this recording acted as hosts on the tour of the house. The project aimed to highlight the role of women during wartime and the impact of war on mental health.  "Great & Tiny War serves as a monument to their unacknowledged private struggles and personal strength, and will resonate with anyone whose family has been touched by conflict." More about Great and Tiny War here - Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP) and Group Show Image by Eva Duerden (12o). 

  • Series 2 - Episode 7

    23/07/2019 Duración: 01h10min

    This episode features an interview with Clare Gomez who is Studio and Programme Coordinator at The Newbridge Project, a new sound piece by Rotterdam-based artists Nick Thomas (NBP Associate Artist and my old flat mate) and Sophie Bates featuring interviews with fellow passengers on the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle and back. Then a conversation with Jon Cornbill an artist and DJ based in Gateshead about his youtube channel project,'A Scammwr thinks we are stupid.' and persona 'Camo045', and his trip to Arnold, Missouri to meet his YouTube idol Petro062.      Sophie's website - Nick's NBP member profile - More about Jon here - Petro062's YouTube channel - Camo045's youtube channel -   Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP)

  • Series 2 - Episode 6

    02/07/2019 Duración: 56min

    This episode features a conversation with Grace Denton (NBP studio holder), Craig Pollard and Will Edmondes chatting about Wild Pop. Wild Pop is a practice-led research group exploring the ways critical discourse might find a place within contemporary popular music practice(s). Wild Pop hosts music and art events, public talks and participatory workshops.  Will is a composer, performer, lecturer in Music at Newcastle University and Craig's PhD supervisor. He performs in Yeah You with Elvin Brandhi and performs and writes under the names Gwilly Edmondez, Gustav Thomas, Copydex, MYKL JAXN, Virginia Pipe and more. Craig is a musician, artist and practice-led researcher who recently completed a practice-led PhD titled 'Interjecting into Inherited Narratives: The Politics of Contemporary Music Making and Creative Practice'.  Grace Denton is an artist and writer based at The NewBridge Project. Me and Grace curated this event at The NewBridge Project and presented a new performance, 'Flirting' - https://thenewbridge

  • Series 2 - Episode 5

    21/06/2019 Duración: 40min

    This episode begins with an interview with The NewBridge Project's Artist Development Coordinator, Dan Russell, who oversees the Collective Studio and Practice Makes Practice. Then a new collaborative sound piece by Sam Blackwood and Luke Garthwaite entitled "Spitting on the ground, kicking empty cans around, the sound of people leaving in cars, white van playing rave, me waiting at the lights", followed by an interview with Holly Argent about the Women Artists of the North East Library. Listen to Dan's radio show here -  Info about Collective Studio 2019/20 open call -  More from Sam here -  Info about Women Artists of the North East Library here - Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP) and Group Show Image by Eva Duerden (12o). 

  • Series 2 - Episode 4

    06/06/2019 Duración: 40min

    This episode features three sound pieces from TOT-TOT-TOTALALAZOLA, an exhibition by TOTALLER curated by Lesley Guy at The NewBridge Project in January-February 2019. In order of listening - 'Mithrayer Meditation', 'Solstice Meditation' and 'Totaller Deinitiation'.  "TOTALLER has a shared belief around the aesthetic as a destructive, progressively utopian and totalising force. The group is composed of four members – Lesley Guy, Dale Holmes, Lea Torp Nielsen and Chris Fielder. The group attempts to deliver a series of aesthetic shocks through taking risks with categories such as credibility, beauty and style, exploring approaches to these without irony or self-consciousness. They aim to work within the bounds of a new or imagined Dark Age, a space for making that is free from anxiety and allows for new forms of creation." Lesley Guy is an artist, writer and educator based in Newcastle, UK. More info about the exhibition - More info about Lesley - htt

  • Series 2 - Episode 3

    24/05/2019 Duración: 27min

    This episode features Niomi Fairweather, who is Programme Director at The NewBridge Project, talking about her fave bits of NBP and dreams for the future. I spoke to Juliet Fleming, a studio holder and director of Goldtapped gallery at NBP on skype whilst she was on residency at Sugarhouse Studios in London. There are also three poems by Imogen Charvill Ryall, 'Things My Mother Gave Me', 'Process' and 'Mug'. Both Juliet and Imogen are current Collective Studio members. More about Collective Studio here - Here is the Goldtapped website - And more from Imogen here - Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP) and Group Show Image by Eva Duerden (12o). 

  • Series 2 - Episode 2

    10/05/2019 Duración: 38min

    This episode features 'A Working Thesaurus for Collaboration', a new text written by Gordon Douglas, a NBP associate member and artist based in Glasgow, and music by Gateshead-based artist Graeme Hopper aka Chlorine. The tracks by Chlorine are 'Confession of a Broken Temperament', 'Velvet Teeth' and 'My Trying Hands, Lost and Tied'. Hope you enjoy listening! Gordon is currently working on this - Graeme's music can be found here -  Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP) and Group Show Image by Eva Duerden (12o). 

  • Series 2 - Episode 1

    26/04/2019 Duración: 43min

    Welcome to Series 2! This series was produced by me (Caitlin Merrett King) at The NewBridge Project for the Practice Makes Practice Residency I did in March 2019. This episode features an interview with Rebecca Huggan, the Director of NBP, sound pieces by Gobscure and marginendeavour and a chat between Tamara Micner and Yael Roberts who is currently on Collective Studio based at NBP. The next episode comes out on Friday 10th May and features a new project by Gordon Douglas and music by Graeme Hopper. Hope you enjoy listening! Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP) and Group Show Image by Eva Duerden (12o). 

  • Series 2 - Teaser!

    19/04/2019 Duración: 02min

    Welcome to Series 2 of Group Show! This is a wee teaser of what's to come.. This series was produced by me (Caitlin Merrett King) for the Practice Makes Practice Residency that I did at The NewBridge Project in Newcastle in March 2019. The first episode comes out on Friday 26th April, when there will be a launch party at NBP, more details here - Hope you enjoy listening! (Image: Eva Duerden)

  • Group Show Live Show

    26/10/2017 Duración: 45min

    The LIVE SHOW was at Light Eye Mind on 30th September - sorry took us a while to get it online we’ve all got other jobs you know ;-) we reflected on Caitlin Merrett King’s five episode podcast series and broadcasting in the arts more generally with Zarina Muhammad along with conversations about structural racism in artist-led scenes, accountability, equity and policy. Followed by live sets from Group Show contributors Abigail's Tail (Joseph Hulme) and Molejoy accompanied by special guest Aidan Strudwick!!

  • Education

    24/09/2017 Duración: 01h13min

    The fifth and final episode of Group Show includes content from art educators and students, both alternative and institutional. We hear two recordings from Reading Room: meeting the universe half way, a project by artist Harriet Plewis with Grace Denton, Victoria Guy, Alice MacKenzie and Nicola Singh which happened in Sunderland earlier this year, followed by music selected by Jamie Hudson in response to the theme of this episode. Next is a conversation between Group Show regulars and fab artists Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis with Marsha Bradfield, an artist-educator-curator-researcher who works with Critical Practice Chelsea and Precarious Worker's Brigade. Isabella Widger then reads 'Ideal pleasure, perfect sorrow: readability, desire and self-imagining in Madame Bovary', a piece of writing developed during her MFA at the Ruskin, Oxford last year. After this is a recording of School of the Damned, an alternative art education programme that I'm part of this year, having breakfast during a recent trip to

  • Artist As Curator

    10/09/2017 Duración: 01h40min

    The fourth episode of Group Show is about the ARTIST AS CURATOR, and discusses gallery committees, nepotism and what it means to wear two hats. We hear three segments from Transmission, an artist-led gallery in Glasgow, split across the first half of the episode, plus a recording of an email conversation that I had with Hamish Chapman and Freya Fullerton earlier this year (featuring the voices of Hannah Reynolds and Theo Vass). We then hear from Muesli, who are Meg Brain and Mia Cathcart, a curatorial duo who ran a project space at The Royal Standard as part of the Liverpool John Moores University Graduate Residency scheme in 2016. After that is a mixture of two conversations that I had with artists Mathew Parkin and Liz Murphy about nepotism, followed by another fab intermission from Tzuzjj.FM (James Harper and Louis Palliser-Ames). The White Pube (Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad) then discuss money and feelings in their regular glossary feature, then in this episode's art scene feature I chat wit

  • Collaboration

    27/08/2017 Duración: 01h35min

    This episode is about COLLABORATION. Firstly, Kerri Jeffris and Sophie Chapman introduce a choral recording based on deep listening practices developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, made at The Palace, a collaborative artist residency and festival in Poland. Then Sid and Jim, an artist duo from London discuss what collaboration means within their own joint practice, followed by another recording from Kerri and Sophie at The Palace, led by Giles Bunch. (Kerri, Sophie and Giles are in Molejoy, who you can hear playing in the first episode of Group Show!) We than hear a bit of a conversation I had with Emma Curd at The Royal Standard discussing working together and themes around 'The "thinking-business"'. Next is a recording by Chris MacInnes and Anthony Autumn (Luke Shaw) about jellyfish. We then hear the second half of 12o's bad reviews, followed by an intermission from Tzuzjj.FM. The White Pube then discuss collaboration and solitary genius (myth?) in their regular glossary feature. Lastly, Becky Manson and M

  • Criticism

    13/08/2017 Duración: 01h36min

    The second episode of Group Show is all about CRITICISM. First off, Gary Zhang talks to three different curators and critics about the relevance of art criticism today, followed by some musings on 'All What Jazz: A Record Diary' by Philip Larkin from Francisco Garcia, and a track responding to the theme of the episode from Jamie Hudson. Next, an interview with Morgan Quaintance by Lou from 12ø on how to get writing jobs and THAT Virginia Whiles Art Monthly podcast. We then hear the first half of 12ø's Bad Reviews feature followed by an intermission by Tzuzjj.FM (James Harper and Louis Palliser-Ames). The White Pube discuss objectivity and subjectivity in their regular Glossary feature, and finally Freya Dooley chats about the Cardiff art scene with Sam Hasler followed by two poems, 'CD player' and 'She is hearty, she loves beef'. The next episode is about Collaboration and comes out on the 27th August.

  • Work

    30/07/2017 Duración: 51min

    The first episode of Group Show is all about WORK. In the first half of the show, Bobby Sayers presents two poems on the subject, Molejoy give us their cover of Dolly Parton’s ‘Nine to Five’ recorded at Antiuniversity last year and Tom Holland chats about the philosopher Hannah Arendt. After an intermission from Tzuzjj.FM (James Harper and Louis Palliser-Ames), Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammed of The White Pube give us their thoughts on criticism and tenderness in the first of their regular Group Show TWP Glossary features, followed by a review of the art scene in Bristol by Laura Phillips.

  • Introducing Group Show

    23/07/2017 Duración: 02min

    Coming soon, a new podcast series by Caitlin Merrett King covering topics like work, collaboration and criticism - first episode comes out this Sunday 30th July !!