New program alert: Antiques Radio Show

Fri, 22 February 2019


The Antiques Radio Show is a monthly program about antiques and the decorative arts, presented by 2RPH presenter Jolyon Warwick James. It explores news, reviews, and events, in the world of things that are old, beautiful or both – whether valuable or not!

Danielle Hanrahan asked Jolyon a few questions about the new program.

What will the program be about?

The program is all about bringing you a monthly kaleidoscope of things old, beautiful or both – whether valuable or not. We delve into the decorative and fine arts and ask: What? When? Where? and (sometimes) what is it worth?

How did the idea for this program come about?

There’s a definite challenge in bringing something as visual, sensual and tangible as the decorative and fine arts to radio – in a meaningful way. When 2RPH opened the door to such a challenge, by calling for new programmes, I picked up the (medieval?) gauntlet.

What do you hope listeners take away from this program?

Wisdom and entertainment – or is it entertainment and wisdom? Anyway, lots of both.

What sources do you use for this program?

I use printed material for the program, both from overseas and Australia. The international publications where I get many articles are The Art Newspaper and Antiques Trade Gazette. Online sources for the program are various art and antiques newsletters, websites, press releases, auction houses and museum circulars.

What do you love about being part of 2RPH?             

It’s a fun thing to do with some splendid and very interesting people. It offers many opportunities to test and advance one’s own capabilities and skills. Personal growth!

Lastly, how long have you been volunteering with 2RPH and what other 2RPH programs can listeners hear you on?                

I’ve been volunteering approaching three years and have a regular reading spot on Friday morning for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph.

Image:  The Paston Treasure, unknown artist, Dutch School, c1663, oil on canvas, Norfolk Museums Service. Image copyright: John Hammond.