Verity
Babbs

Curator

Writer
Aspiring Broadcaster

 

About Verity

I am a 2019 History of Art graduate from the University of Oxford, artist consultant, writer, podcast host, and vlogger. My written work focuses on London's contemporary art scene.

I aim to talk about the arts in an accessible, funny, no-nonsense tone, and hope to engage new audiences to fine art, demystify the gallery, and entertain. 

I'm a former stand-up ("Dizzyingly Entertaining" Cherwell), sketch ("Wild and hilarious" Oxford Opening Night), and improvised comedian. During my time at the University of Oxford, I was co-president of the Oxford Revue and performed regularly with the Oxford Imps ("Mention must go to Verity Babbs... a few of the best gags of the day" Broadway Baby).

 

Art Laughs

In my series 'Art Laughs' I interview the UK's rising comedic stars about an artwork of their choice.

Previous Guests include:

  • Rosie Jones (Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown)​

  • Fatiha El Ghorri (Comedy Central UK)

  • Pierre Novellie (Spitting Image, The Mash Report)

  • Bella Hull (BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy, Russell Howard Tour Support, Yellow Comedy’s Young Comedian of the Year)

To appear on the show please contact me via email.

Art Laughs

Art Laughs

Art Laughs
Art Laughs with Charlie Partridge

Art Laughs with Charlie Partridge

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Art Laughs with Thanyia Moore

Art Laughs with Thanyia Moore

19:02
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Art Laughs with Matt Hobs

Art Laughs with Matt Hobs

15:24
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Art Laughs with Shirley Halse

Art Laughs with Shirley Halse

17:52
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Writing

I write for a number of publications and my work focuses largely on contemporary painters.

To read past work go to 'Writing'

Podcasts

I hosted the first series of the Art Plugged podcast, interviewing international contemporary artists. 

I have appeared as a guest and co-host on several other podcasts including Curating Conversation, New Earth Art School, and Jo's Art History Podcast.

I also host Rise Art's 'Morning Rise' series, interviewing represented artists.

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Contact

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