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.

 

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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