Curious City Podcast - Discovering Degas (part one)

Episode 8 - Auction House, Bartender, Horse Racing, The Laundry
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In this episode of Curious City, as part of the Discovering Degas exhibition at the Burrell Collection we take a look at what Degas' subjects mean in a 21st Century context.

Host David Scott is joined by guest, exhibition curator Laura Bauld.

Featured, in this episode:

Photo of Glasgow Museums' curator Laura Bauld, and James Bruce, General Valuer at McTears Auction House, Glasgow

Auction House

We go behind the scenes at McTear’s, one of the largest independent auction houses in the UK, with a market leading position in the sale of fine art, whisky and jewellery.

McTears official website
Photograph of bartender Louisa from Eala Bhán in Glasgow


As depicted in Degas' painting L' Absinthe, curator Pippa Stevenson-Sit goes to Eala Bhán, a bar in Southside of Glasgow to meet bartender Louisa and asks what role does the pub play in communities today.

Eala Bahn's official website
Photograph showing horse trainers Linda and Robin

Horse Racing

Inspired by Degas pastel drawing called Jockeys in the Rain, Laura Bauld meets with Linda Perratt (Horse Trainer) and Robin McLean (Racing Manager) and discovers the work involved in racing.

Linda Perrat's website
Photograph of Susan and the girls from The Real Laundry Company, Hillington

The Laundry

Caroline Currie meets Susan and the girls from The Real Laundry Co in Hillington and asks how the poses, tasks and women in Edgar Degas' laundress paintings and drawings relate to working in the same environment today.

The Real Laundry Co. on Facebook
Image of a pastel drawing of two ballet dancers by Edgar Degas

Buy tickets to see Discovering Degas

All the details for how to book a ticket to see the Discovering Degas exhibition at The Burrell Collection.

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