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Bringing the artists to the airwaves

Art addict John Feitelsohn is bringing art and artists to the airwaves with his new radio program on Eastside FM.

John Feitelson grew up with art. Originally from Cape Town, Feitelson is an avid collector and has been supporting artists, filmmakers, and theatre for years. He’s also one half of Art Investor, a marketplace for artists and galleries to display artworks for purchase.

Recently, he started hosting Art Addict on Eastside FM radio. Described as a magazine-style arts and culture program, Art Addict explores the creative potential of art through conversations with artists and industry specialists.

“My friend does a jazz show on Eastside, so I thought my magazines Artist Profile or Art Almanac could sponsor a show,” Feitelson explained. “And then with COVID, I thought I would do it myself.”

Despite never having done any radio before, he is loving the experience.

Each episode features a different guest discussing ideas and relationships with contemporary art and art practices. There are also commentators who unpack the conversation and a curation of music selected by the guests themselves.

The show kicked off with sculptor, curator and director of Defiance Gallery, Campbell Robertson-Swann, and will feature photographic artist Judith Nangala Crispin, artistic director Jeff Khan and illustrator Caroline Zelinsky among others.

Feitelson finds his guests by drawing on his experiences in the art world. While he is getting a lot out of the show himself, he says he just wants to teach others about art and how everyone has potential within them.

“I hope listeners learn something from my love of art.”

How did the name come about? Simply because Feitelson himself is addicted to art and wants to share this passion with everyone around him.

Listen to Art Addict on Eastside FM 89.7 on Sunday afternoons at 3pm.

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