Studio Audience – Series Three Episode Thirteen

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Studio Audience – Series Three Episode Thirteen with art, design and Beyonce

This week there was almost a DISASTER when some inconsiderate drilling next to the studio almost stopped Studio Audience in its tracks. But we know how much art and design chat means to you so we beat on, boats against the current, and thanks to our pals at Chambers Judd managed to record almost as normal. Apologies for a couple of glitches but we hope you enjoy!

Download this week’s episode via iTunes here or stream live off the web here.

Section One


Andrea Gjestvang, Norway: One Day in History – Ylva Helen Schwenke, a survivor of the mass shooting on the island of Utøya on 22 July 2011

This week we kicked off talking about the furore over a Qatari museum’s decision to cover up some statues’ nether regions and the Greeks’ unimpressed response, looked at the Sony World Photography Award winners and welcomed the UK Government’s moves to make copying design illegal. Then we revelled in the brilliance of Steven Spielberg’s Obama spoof video and Liv told us why she cried at the much talked-about Beyonce gig.

Section Two


We started the second section discussing how two in-house agencies scoped two of Creative Review’s top annual awards – 4Creative as ad agency of the year for their Paralympics and More4 rebrand work and Bloomberg Businessweek for design studio – and asked whether this reflected a growing industry trend.


In the second section we looked at the Turner Prize shortlist, which differs from previous years with the inclusion of two majorly well-known shows, and I re-iterated why David Shrigley should win the gong, a tub I previously thumped here.