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Gill Bustamante on TV



In July 2020, Gill will be appearing in an episode of the BBC One series ‘Home is Where the Art Is’, Series II. The series starts on July 6th 2020 and will run for three weeks. Gill’s episode is scheduled to transmit on BBC One on Tuesday 21st July at 15:45.


Each episode sees three UK based artists competing to win a commission from clients who would like a bespoke piece of art for their home. Each artist specialises in different mediums, such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, etc.


For Gill’s episode, she first went to a house near London where she met the other two artists in that episode. They spent the day being filmed as they studied the art and other objects in the house to try and get an idea of what their mystery clients would like when it came down to pitching a commission for them. They were aided by a brief that the clients had left for them telling them what they liked and what they did not like and this helped each artist to figure out a proposal that they could give to them when they met them.


Following the house visit, the artists were scheduled to meet at the film studio in Manchester where they brought sample artworks to present to the possible customers to give them an idea of the kind of commission they could create for them. Each artist was then interviewed by TV presenter Nick Knowles (who Gill managed to get a quick picture with to please her Mum).The idea of this stage of filming was that only two artists out of the three would be chosen to create a commission according to what the clients wanted and then only one being chosen as overall winner.


Part of the series involved a BBC film crew coming the studio of each artist to film them as they worked and to ask questions. Gill thoroughly enjoyed the novelty of being filmed and interviewed as painting is usually a solitary activity. To show more about her working methods, Gill and the crew also went up onto the Ashdown Forest as this is an area she regularly walks around and gets inspiration for her paintings from.


The whole experience was a lot of fun and some of the artwork Gill saw on the studio filming part of the show was stunning. She felt privileged to be among them. There are some great British artists and Gill totally recommends anyone who loves art to see this series.

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