As we wrap up 2022, we take a look back at some of the most popular interviews to be featured in Wales Arts Review this year. We were in conversation with artists, writers, activists and many more incredible individuals this year and here are our top 10 most read interviews of 2022!
Professor Brad Evans is a political philosopher, critical theorist and the author of eighteen books and edited volumes. Here, Caragh Medlicott caught up with Professor Evans over Zoom for a broad-ranging conversation on the rise of Twitter, big tech and the role of art in imagining new futures. Read the full interview here.
Candy Bedworth hears from sculptress, blacksmith and activist Spike Blackhurst, getting her perspective on everything from inspiration and artistic process to the lessons of COVID and finding acceptance in Wales. Read the interview in full, here.
With great bravery, poet Aleksey Porvin opened a dialogue with T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Philip Gross about a collection he has been working on for the last eight years focusing on Putin’s aggression toward Ukraine, starting with the annexation of Crimea in 2014. Read the full interview here.
With Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott opening for a new run in the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Emma Schofield sat down for a chat with Gary about returning to the play in 2022 and why it’s time for change in Welsh theatre. Read more here.
Gary Raymond caught up with Bedwyr Williams to hear more about the inspiration and curation of his latest public art commission, ‘Do the Little Things’, a piece which connects the Welsh city of St David’s with the Irish town Ferns via a functional piece of art intended to be experienced and maintained by both communities.
Richard Owain Roberts interviews Chelsea Hodson, speaking on her acclaimed essay collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else.
Darren Chetty speaks to Hanan Issa about her new role as National Poet of Wales, considering the public’s reaction to her appointment, the poetry landscape in Wales, and what she hopes to do while in post.