Sound of Silence is an online exhibition of silence collected by UK based artist Steve Chapman over the period of two and half years. The project started life as a podcast in which Chapman broadcast a weekly episode of silence recorded face to face with a special guest. A total of 100 episodes were recorded with guests including artists, comedians, broadcasters, authors, dancers, singers, humanitarians, entrepreneurs, Buddhists monks, a dog and many more.

Steve specialises in conceptual art projects that look to challenge the norms of society by doing the opposite of normal.

He is currently working on the creation of a touring, immersive exhibition of silence that he hopes to bring to galleries around the UK and beyond. He is also writing a book about the many adventures he had whilst recording.

You can find more of Steve’s work including artwork, blogs, articles and talks at

For further information about the project, to request interviews or any other media inquiries, you can contact Steve via or find him on Instagram or Twitter.

A full list of guests who took part in the project can be found below.

1Sam ConniffSocial entrepreneur and author of Be More PirateThe British Museum, London
2Charlotte SillsWorld-renowned psychotherapist and authorThe Metanoia Institute, London
3Fred DeakinProfessor of digital arts and one half of Brit nominated band Lemon JellyFinsbury Square, London
4Rosie and Faris YakobNomadic authors, speakers and consultantsShoreditch, London
5Robert PoyntonAuthor, improviser, speaker and associate fellow at Said business schoolBermondsey Street, London
6Michelle MorganEntrepreneur, speaker, co-founder of Livity and founder of PJoysThe House of Saint Barnabas, London
7Simon CavicchiaAuthor and gestalt psychotherapistSouth Bank, London
8Elizabeth PickMovement artist, singer and film makerRoyal Festival Hall, London
9Neil MullarkeyTV, stage and film actor, writer and comedianRegent's Park, London
10Lucy BellwoodAdventure Cartoonist, sailor and teacherGillespie Park, London
11Lord Victor AdebowaleSocial entrepreneur, cross-bench peer and saxophonist Aldgate, London
12Maria KoripasOpera singer, movement director and choreographerWoburn Walk, London
13Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves)Comedian, actor, artist and TV presenterAshford, Kent
14Heather Urquart and Joe SamuelImprovisers, authors, directors and teachersLondon Bridge, London
15Mark ShaylerAuthor, speaker and founding member of Do LecturesThe House of St Barnabas, London
16Kay ScorahDancer, stand-up comedian, improviser and community activistGreen Park, London
17Ade AdenijiInter-faith minister and founder of Walk With MeThe Royal Society of Arts, London
18Simone LiaArtist, writer and creator of a weekly comic strip in the ObserverBrockley, London
19Mr BingoIllustrator, artist and speakerThe Tea Building, Shoreditch, London
20Claire GenkaiAuthor and zen ministerBromley, London
21Nick ParkerAuthor, artist, writer and former radio joke writerBermondsey Street, London
22Keith JohnstoneInternationally renowned director, playwright and teacherRaynes Park, London
23Ola OdumosuStoryteller and activistThe House of Saint Barnabus, London
24Dave BirssInfluential speaker and writerTate Modern, London
25Lena PetersCeramic artist and storytellerThe British Museum, London
26Lee SimpsonImproviser, a Comedy Store Player & founder of ImprobableThe Comedy Store, London
27Pip StewartAdventurer, journalist and presenterBracklesham Bay, West Sussex
28Khurshed DenhugaraAuthor, therapist and Brentford FC fanThe Royal Academy, London
29Stella DuffyWriter, director, performer and novelistDeptford, London
30Hilary GalloAuthor, speaker and yacht sinking sailorBloomsbury, London
31Wendy O’MahoneyArtist, illustrator, storyteller and teacheTandridge, Surrey
32JP FlintoffAuthor, journalist and artistBlackfriars, London
33Timandra HarknessPresenter, writer and comedianWoolwich, London
34Brian KaplanMedial doctor, comedy aficionado and host of hit "Are you feeling funny?" podcast.Harley Street, London
35Anoushé HussainParaclimber, speaker and charity ambassadorSt James’s Park, London
36Blaine HarrisonLead singer of Mystery JetsVictoria Tower Gardens, London
37Adah ParrisFuturist, feminist and activistThe House of St. Barnabus, London
38Julian McKerrowWorld Powerlifting Champion and record holderCovent Garden, London
39Andrea Hadley-JohnsonCreative producerNational Museum of Justice, Nottingham
40Terry WaiteHumanitarian, author and speakerSuffolk
41Chris F ClarkMulti-disciplined artistDON'T WALK WALK gallery, Deal, Kent
42Richard VranchImproviser, voice-over artist, actor and writerThe House of St Barnabus, London
43Nonnie PeiferRetired actress and modelEsher, Surrey
44Mr GeePoet, comedian, musician and presenterRich Mix, Shoreditch, London
45Nic ShaylerMaker and storytellerDonisthorpe, Leicestershire
46The Do Pause CollectiveRecorded at the "Do Pause" book launchBermondsey Street, London
47Hazel GaleFormer world kickboxing champion and authorHoxton, London
48Ben Wilson (aka chewinggumman)Street artist and sculptorThe Millennium Bridge, London
49Satyavani RobynWriter, psychotherapist and Buddhist PriestAmida Mandala temple, Malvern
50Poppy Chapman3 year old cockapooEsher Common, Surrey
51Darryl EdwardsAuthor, speaker and founder of Primal PlayRavenscourt Park, London
52Sophia ThakurInternationally acclaimed poet and speakerThe House of St Barnabus, London
53Pete SpurrierAuthor, publisher and adventurerGreen Park, London
54Pippa EvansOlivier award winning improviser and comedianThe House of St Barnabus, London
55Ben BidwellWriter, speaker, mental wellness advocate and co-host of The Naked Professors podcastClapham, London
56Lucie SheridanIllustrator and screen-printerCentrespace Studio, Bristol
57Ahir ShahStand-up comedianThe House of St Barnabus, London.
58Vicki AmedumeCircus performer and aerial directorHouse of St Barnabus, London
59Adam WilderComedian, fool and founder of the Togetherness movementThe House of Togetherness, London
60Jo HunterChange maker and co-founder of 64 Million ArtistsOld Street, London
61Dan KiranAuthor, travel writer and co-founder of UnboundIslington, London
62Miranda WestFounder of The Do Book CompanyThe Harwarden Estate, Wales
63David ShrigleyInternationally renowned artistBrighton, East Sussex
64Charlotte EdmondsChoreographer and dancerRoyal Opera House, London
65Brian BeatonPlaywright, coach and a mentorThe House of St Barnabus, London.
66Hayley WelshStreet artist and illustratorChelsea Sorting Office, London
67Neil BakerAward winning writerCentury, Shaftsbury Avenue, London
68Chloë ClarkePerformer and theatre directorThe Graeae Theatre, Hoxton, London
69 Nigel “Zebrahead” SmithArtist and co-founder of Hope and ManiaHouse of St Barnabus, London
70Katie ElliottIllustrator, musician, podcaster and authorGreen Park, London
71Charlie GladstoneFounder of Pedlars, Glen Dye cottages and The Good Life Experience FestivalPedlars, Notting Hill, London
72Marella CampagnaFashion designer, storyteller, writer and activistHouse of St Barnabus, London
73Laurence ShorterAuthor, comedian and creator of "Lazy Guru"The Betsy Trotwood, Shoreditch
74Caroline CaseyTrouble-maker, dangerous dreamer and adventurerHouse of St Barnabus, London
75Adam Shakinovsky & Kristian BrodieAward winning writers, storytellers and film producersHouse of St Barnabus, London
76Maria OshodiWriter, theatre director and disability arts consultantBrixton, London
77Remi RoughInternationally renowned street and gallery artistPeckham, London
78Lesley GraneySocial entrepreneur and founder of Random Acts of NonsenseShoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
79Mark RadcliffeSony Award winning broadcaster, musician and writerKnutsford. Cheshire, UK
80Vinca PetersenPhotographer, installation, multimedia and performance artistHouse of St Barnabus, Soho, London
81Sabú CapsCreative polymath and capoiera teacherNorbury, London
82Nicky HirstInternationally renowned artistPeckham, London
83Ian BonarFilm, TV and stage actor and playwrightThe Piccadilly Theatre, London
84Enni-Kukka TuomalaEmpathy designer and artistHouse of St Barnabus, London
85Inua EllamsPoet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designerStratford Circus Theatre, London
86Joan IyiolaActress, producer and entrepreneurHomerton, London
87Matt BallantineSociologist, blogger, podcaster, musician and technology aficionadoLaunch Pod, Teddington, London
88Patricia NivenAward winning food and portrait photographerThe Garden Museum, Lambeth, London
89Theo (aka Super Theo)3.5 year old interested in everythingErnie's Beach, River Thames, London
90Liela MossSolo artist and lead singer of The Duke SpiritHouse of St Barnabus, London
91Charlie DarkMusician, DJ, poet, yogi, speaker, writer & community builderHouse of St Barnabus, London
92Kathryn ChapmanPhotographer, speaker and mental health advocateEsher, Surrey
93Carl RichardsFinancial planner and creator of NY Times "Sketch Guy"Hampstead Heath, London
94Rebecca HumphriesTV and film actressHackney Downs, London
95Stephen WrightArtist and founder of House of DreamsHouse of Dreams, Dulwich, London
96Olia HurculesTV chef and food writerForest Gate, London
97Robert TwiggerPolymath and authorJurassic Coast path, Dorset
98Jayde AdamsAward winning comedian and TV presenterLeigh-on-Sea, Essex
99Eddie IzzardAward winning comedian, film, TV and stage actorDe La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, Kent
100Episode 100The final episodeCharmouth, Dorset