Interview with G Hall

G Hall artist, photographer and tutor who reviews fine art, film and books for Female Arts is curating an exhibition in Cardiff from 15th - 21st April 2013

What are you working on at the moment?

The Christopher Andrews Retrospective. (Read more about this exhibition:

What made you choose this occupation?

A desire for quality and substance. I wanted to realise this project because I knew the artist during his most creative period. I believe Chris’s work to be of great quality, and that his reputation as an artist will eventually become more widely known, through this show and other activities.

Where did you train and how long did it take?

Various art school environments over a period of about five years.

What is your career background?

A mixture of creative activities, teaching and running a bookshop.

Do you think there is equality in the workplace? If not then why?

No. There is, and will always be, forms of prejudice in the workplace and in other areas, because to be tribal, insular and deluded is an unfortunate and consistent human flaw. Hence the necessity to fight it wherever it appears, and counter it in whatever form it takes. To be vigilant.

What advice would you give to others wanting to get into fine art?

Be rich, or inventive. Preferably both. Although the latter is obviously the most important.

What is the favourite part of your job? And least favourite?

Favourite part is success through realisation. Least favourite is dealing with people who make empty promises and let you down at the last minute. And people who consistently fail to answer their emails when it’s part of their job.

How do you achieve a work/life balance?

Through trying to focus on the important things and not getting too distracted. Not trying to please others to make myself feel better, not shopping for therapy.

Who do you find inspirational?

Good work and people.

Marmite or Jam?

Neither. I like it Raw.


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