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What is it like to translate your illustration work into animation and film? How can artists respond thoughtfully to the world around them? What happens when a short film suddenly goes viral? And what can you do when painting a mural and it starts to rain?!

As a painter, printmaker, animator and film maker, Jo Peel has an incredible catalogue of work. Whether it is a 300m mural for the Olympic Park or an award-winning animated short film, each artwork is recognisable for Jo’s signature hand-painted style and thoughtful response to the urban context.

Jo was very open and honest about her experiences as an artist. We spoke about her Growing City installation for the Festival of The Mind, her collaborative mural at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, her award-winning short film ‘Things Change’ (and how it went unexpectedly viral!) and much more.

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Hosted and produced by Sophie Loxton Lucas, The Visible Artist podcast features individual artists and their paths to success within the creative world. Alongside conversations with an array of practicing artists, Sophie chats to key art world protagonists about their experiences of working with artists. The Visible Artist podcast is a must-listen for any artists looking to make their mark in today’s art world. 

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