The Gallery Companion
The Gallery Companion
Teetering on the Brink?
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Teetering on the Brink?

Art, homelessness and hope
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A wooden installation by artist Pope.L painted white and covered in flour in the centre of a large gallery with pink and white walls.
Pope.L’s Hospital exhibition at South London Gallery. Photograph: Andy Stagg/Courtesy of the Artist

I was listening to a podcast this week about homelessness in Finland, and how they have largely eliminated the problem there. It’s a small country of just five million people, and back in the 1980s they had really high homelessness numbers. The government …

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The Gallery Companion
The Gallery Companion
Shortlisted for the Independent Podcast Awards 2023, The Gallery Companion is hosted by writer and historian Dr Victoria Powell. Expect stories about all the messy, complicated stuff that artists explore and question in their work: what’s going on, how we think and behave, how the past impacts on the present, and the role of art in our world.
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