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What do you know about art? In an age where art has jumped out of museums and onto our screens and streets, chances are you know more than you think… the clothes that you buy, who you follow on instagram, nowadays we are all curators, whether we know it or not. From trailblazers and rule breakers to your average joe, this series challenges the traditions of the art world by exploring the ways in which art infiltrates the lives of us all. To find out more about Selfridges’ State of the Arts campaign visit: www.selfridges.com/stateofthearts

What do you know about art? In an age where art has jumped out of museums and onto our screens and streets, chances are you know more than you think… the clothes that you buy, who you follow on instagram, nowadays we are all curators, whether we know it or not. From trailblazers and rule breakers to your average joe, this series challenges the traditions of the art world by exploring the ways in which art infiltrates the lives of us all. To find out more about Selfridges’ State of the Arts campaign visit: www.selfridges.com/stateofthearts
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What do you know about art? In an age where art has jumped out of museums and onto our screens and streets, chances are you know more than you think… the clothes that you buy, who you follow on instagram, nowadays we are all curators, whether we know it or not. From trailblazers and rule breakers to your average joe, this series challenges the traditions of the art world by exploring the ways in which art infiltrates the lives of us all. To find out more about Selfridges’ State of the Arts campaign visit: www.selfridges.com/stateofthearts

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Episodes

6: SELF-Sustainable: Project Ocean

6/3/2019
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In 2011 Selfridges launched Project Ocean – a landmark campaign using the power of retail to help protect our precious oceans. In the nine years since it started, Selfridges has done everything from being the first retailer to ban single-use plastic water and carbonated drinks bottles, to setting up a 50-hectare marine reserve in the Philippines. In this episode of SELF-Sustainable, we look at the past, present and future of Project Ocean – including an exciting new announcement – as well as...

Duration:00:27:28

5: SELF-Sustainable: Home

5/29/2019
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In this episode we turn our attentions to the home – after all that’s where the heart is – and discover that there are plenty of ways to show the planet love while we’re feathering our nests. From how we wrap our food to how we redecorate, we show you domestic gods and goddesses that there's nothing too big or too small we can do to be sustainable homemakers in 2019.

Duration:00:23:53

4: SELF-Sustainable: Beauty

5/22/2019
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In this episode we give ourselves a sustainable makeover, as we hold up a mirror up to the world of beauty. From the soap we wash with every morning to the mascara we wear on our wedding day, we explore what products we can use to keep both ourselves and the planet looking beautiful.

Duration:00:19:34

3: SELF-Sustainable: Travel

5/15/2019
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In this episode we take a trip around the world of sustainable travel, asking the all-important question; how do we enjoy seeing our planet without endangering it? From what we put in our suitcases to where we go (and everything in between), we see how far sustainability can really take us.

Duration:00:21:50

2: SELF-Sustainable: Food

5/8/2019
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In this episode we explore the question on everyone’s lips: how do we enjoy the food we love whilst still putting our planet first? From provenance to food waste, Jasmine looks at the challenges facing today’s food industry exploring how to satisfy our cravings in the most sustainable way. With a little help from Selfridges' top chefs and food experts, Jasmine rolls up her sleeves in a bid to make the most sustainable cookies around.

Duration:00:24:32

1: SELF-Sustainable: Fashion

5/1/2019
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In this episode of Self-Sustainable, we attempt to iron out the creases between the world of fashion and sustainability. From first stitch to the clothes we ditch; Jasmine speaks with experts, manufacturers and designers doing their part in helping us address the skeletons in all of our closets.

Duration:00:22:51

6: State of the Arts: Art in Unexpected Places

3/20/2019
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Meet Skip Gallery, a pop-up art space with a difference. Their MO? Exhibiting works out of, you’ve guessed it, a skip. For the month of March, this moveable maverick has found itself a very special, if a little unexpected home. Tucked in between Gucci and Chloe on the ground floor of Selfridges, this yellow skip is swapping out rubbish for riches with works from some of the best emerging artists of today.

Duration:00:23:02

5: State of the Arts: Art in the Digital Age

3/6/2019
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Ah the internet. A world of swiping, scrolling and sliding at your fingertips. But when everyone's curating their own feed, how can artists carve a niche online? Following artists that exhibit online, in this episode we dive into a web of community and crypto-technologies to find out just how the internet has impacted art (and the artists making it). Featuring: Nicole Ruggiero, Ed Fornieles, and Kenny Schachter. This episode contains adult themes.

Duration:00:25:05

4: State of the Arts: The Art of Fashion

2/20/2019
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Where does fashion end and art begin? And what happens when these two worlds collide? In this episode, we get an exclusive peek at the work of renowned fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić in the run up to her show at the Old Selfridges Hotel during London Fashion Week. As a designer who walks a fine line between fashion and art, we discover the artistic inspirations behind her upcoming collection. Enter Troika: the artist collective collaborating with Roksanda to give her latest show a catwalk...

Duration:00:21:05

3: State of the Arts: Art in the Community

2/6/2019
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Everyone is an artist, or so said Joseph Beuys. And whether you’re an old hand or a hidden talent, the benefits of getting creative can be surprising. In this episode we explore Everything I Have Is Yours, a greater Manchester art commission with a difference. Following two groups - united by age and a flair for the arts - we discover the value of art for all. From the creative minds behind the project, to inspiring workshop leaders and lively participants, we hear what a lifetime of...

Duration:00:22:03

2: State of the Arts: The Power of Public Art

1/24/2019
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Everyone’s a critic when it comes to public art – whether we think it’s an eyesore or a sight for sore eyes, we all have an opinion. In this episode, we step out of the galleries and onto the streets, to find out exactly what it takes to make public artwork. We hear straight from the people bringing art to the public realm; from renowned artist, Simon Periton, to Yorkshire Sculpture Park curator, Helen Pheby. Travelling from open air parkland to the depths of London’s underground, we explore...

Duration:00:24:53

1: State of the Arts: The Art of Imitation

1/4/2019
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No one likes a copycat... especially when they cost you millions. In this series opener, we explore the captivating yet criminal world of art forgery through the eyes of ex-forger John Myatt. From his criminal beginnings to now ‘painting on the right side of the law’, we hear John’s staggering story of subterfuge and house paints. But when authenticity is inextricably linked to the value of an artwork, it’s not just the forgers who have a stake in the matter. Speaking to dealers and experts...

Duration:00:24:30

6: Fresh Eyes: Square Eyes

8/14/2018
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Finding love in the digital age doesn't always have to mean swiping right. Meet Lala and Sam, a couple caught in a world between fantasy and reality where their quest for love plays out in the most unusual of realms.

Duration:00:24:25

5: Fresh Eyes: Eye Catching

8/7/2018
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In the world of show business being eye catching is essential, but when it comes to the tribute act, it's not always easy to stand out. With over 300 acts on his books, Lee Arthur of A1 Star Tributes knows what it takes to make it as a tribute. In this episode Lee guides us through his strict selection criteria and introduces us to a couple of his top acts : Edward an unlikely Michael Jackson and Michaela the ambitious Britney. Whether you call it tribute, impersonator, or just mega fan,...

Duration:00:19:08

4: Fresh Eyes: Keep Your Eyes Peeled

7/31/2018
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Boe, 22 didn’t always plan to become a taxi driver but when life took an unexpected turn she found herself following in the family tradition. The Knowledge of London is the most challenging taxi examination in the world. With 320 routes and 20,000 landmarks to memorise, The Knowledge boys and girls are required to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the streets of London. As Boe approaches the last leg of her Knowledge journey we hear about the grit and determination it takes to become a true...

Duration:00:24:18

3: Fresh Eyes: Eye Candy

7/24/2018
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Can women be drag queens? In this episode we seek to answer this question by following female drag queen Georgie Bee on a night on the circuit. With help from pioneering club promoter Steven Braines, Georgie is defying drag stereotypes one gig at a time and having a ball whilst doing so.

Duration:00:21:19

2: Fresh Eyes: Eye of the Tiger

7/17/2018
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In this episode we look at what it is to be a champion through the world of Chess Boxing, also known as ‘nerd-fighting’. This unique hybrid sport, challenges athletes to be not only physically fit but mentally too. Introducing Matt “Crazy Arms” Read, one of the most famous Chess Boxers in history, on his last ever match. For Crazy Arms, who has only ever lost a handful of matches, a lot is at stake, as he aims to retire from Chess Boxing with his brains, brawns and reputation intact.

Duration:00:23:39

1: Fresh Eyes: Eye Popping

7/5/2018
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False eyes; chances are you don't often think about them, let alone the skill, artistry and sensitivity of those who craft them. Meet Kanti Fatania, an eye prosthesis specialist who has spent years creating some of the world’s most sought after eyes, behind the unassuming frontage of his Baker Street opticians. But in an industry as singular as this, working relationships can be just as intriguing. Hear from Kanti and his in-house iris painter, George, as together they explain the process,...

Duration:00:20:28