Out There Atlanta: Bill Thelen of Lump Gallery, Raleigh

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Bill Thelen at the Berlin Biennale.

While traveling this summer we met a few people working with curatorial and exhibition spaces with unusual challenges. In this mini-Out There Atlanta series, we bring you interviews with curators and space organizers in Chicago, Detroit, and Raleigh.

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Bill Thelen founded Lump Gallery in Raleigh, NC in 1996. Thelen’s partner got a job in the area prompting Thelen to leave San Francisco and move to the area. While looking for studio space he found an inexpensive building at the edge of downtown Raleigh, and Team Lump was born. Over the years the mission of Lump has evolved but studio space has been a constant. Listen to the podcast to hear about the history of Lump.

Topics include: Evolving into a project space, the reach of an arts space, and Lump as an extension of a studio.


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Out There Atlanta is sponsored by localhost/burnawayan online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.





Exterior of Lump. Image courtesy of Bill Thelen.


Installation shot of Tyson Reeder exhibition. Image courtesy of Lump Gallery.
Installation shot of exhibition featuring Mark Jackson, Tony Lewis, and John Neff. Image courtesy of Lump Gallery.
Installation shot of collaboration by Elijah Burgher and Steve Reinke. Image courtesy of Lump Gallery.
connect up to me, by Bill Thelen. Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. Image courtesy of Bill Thelen.





BURNAWAY Radio sponsors Out There Atlanta, by Lilly LampeOut There Atlanta is a podcast and online platform for interviews with artists. The intention to create a archive of conversational interviews with artists in Atlanta, or with an Atlanta connection. These conversations are informal and conducted in the spirit of a coffee meet-up. Out There Atlanta fills the gap between formal studio visits and event-related coverage and exists as a place for a more relaxed and personal dialogue, allowing artists to get a little more “out there” with the online audience.

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Music for Out There Atlanta is provided by M.S.I.F.

BURNAWAY Radio is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.





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