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  • Buy affordable art at the eagerly anticipated 2019 Art Yard Sale

    Sunday 2nd June, don't miss the 2019 Art Yard Sale in Brighton.   Our eagerly anticipated Art Yard Sale will return again on 2nd June 2019 in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines - Jubilee Square. Now in its fourth year, this spectacular event draws huge crowds, keen to meet their favou....
    Sunday 2nd June, don't miss the 2019 Art Yard Sale in Brighton.   Our eagerly anticipated Art Yard Sale will return again on 2nd June 2019 in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines - Jubilee Square. Now in its fourth year, this spectacular event draws huge crowds, keen to meet their favourite artist from the artrepublic gallery. A fantastic opportunity to buy affordable, exclusive artworks from leading, contemporary artists - this event is one for your diary. Expect an array of artworks for sale from both emerging and established artists alike. Discover brand new print releases whilst taking part in impromptu workshops with artists at their stalls. The day is full of inspiring opportunities. We are pleased to welcome the following artists for Art Yard Sale 2019: Anders Coolnnice, Aroe, Art & Believe, Bonnie and Clyde, Chloe Rox, CJP, Clive Sefton, Cosmo Sarson, Dan Hillier, Dave Buonaguidi, Dirty Hans, Eddy Bennett, Eelus, Euan Roberts, Jayson Lilley, Joe Webb, Louise Mcnaught, Lucy Bryant, Magnus Gjoen, Maria Rivans, Mike Edwards, Pure Evil, Rebecca Strickson, Richard Berner, Ryan Callanan, Sara Pope, Sarah Arnett, Sinna1, Soozy Lipsey On the day artists will only accept artrepublic Money, you can exchange your cash at the artrepublic stall that will be at the entrance of Jubilee Square. To avoid the queues, the artrepublic gallery on Bond Street will be open 2 hours earlier so you cans swap your cash for artrepublic money between 9am and 11am only. Created with the objective of bringing together our gallery's artists with their fan base in one spectacular art-filled place; our event runs alongside Brighton's creative festival season - the Brighton Fringe. artrepublic has been the official sponsor of the Visual Arts Programme at the Brighton Fringe for many years now – and our Art Yard Sale fits perfectly with the local and creative ethos of the festival. Founder and curator Lindsay Alkin shares: “It’s a really fun day, where everyone can meet their favorite artists, learn about their creative process and watch them hand finish exclusive works. It’s best to get down early as a lot of the releases sell out as they are at special prices for the day and no one likes to miss out. We have a really wide selection this year from photography to ceramics from exciting new artists.” Find out more at the Art Yard Sale website. $test =
  • The Beginners Guide to Collecting Photography

    Beginners Guide to Collecting Photography May is officially Photography month. Our friends at Crane Kalman Gallery have helped us put together a beginners guide to collecting photography.  Beauty And The Beast by Slim Aarons   Why collect photography? The best reason to buy anything is....
    Beginners Guide to Collecting Photography May is officially Photography month. Our friends at Crane Kalman Gallery have helped us put together a beginners guide to collecting photography.  Beauty And The Beast by Slim Aarons   Why collect photography? The best reason to buy anything is that you cannot imagine living without it. Photography is still a relative newcomer to the collecting scene, having only really come to the fore in the 1970s, due to serious collectors began to notice its value. Since the 1980s, the market for art photography has been steadily accelerating. With a sharply growing status in the art market, today it is recognised as an established artistic medium. In a fifteen-year period starting in 2000, photography’s price index grew by 48%. By the end of 2017, art-market analysis showed that art photography sales were up 54% overall. Photographs by emerging and even established photographers are incredibly reasonable in comparison with the astronomical and ever-rising costs of contemporary art, which means that it is possible to build an exceptional photography collection for the equivalent price of one good piece of contemporary art. Did you know that the average auction price for a photograph is $10,000, compared with $60,000 for a painting? This makes it an appealing and exciting medium to be collecting, not to mention infinitely more accessible. And if you look at collecting work by emerging and mid-career photographers, or those in the 19-35 age group, it is highly likely that you will be investing early in great artists of the future. Where to start? There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to something as subjective as taste and art. A personal touch is key. Think about what you like; maybe you have a penchant for vintage cars. You could start with a well-defined field, like landscape photography or portraiture, and explore the ways in which different photographers approach their subject matter. Some experts suggest creating a narrative through a selection of works by individual photographers. If you identify a noticeable theme driving your desires and interests, you can source works that respond to that theme. Grow your collection from there.  If you have a fondness for icons of our recent history, look at Richard Heeps’ work. In Indian Coca Cola, Heeps depicts the immediately recognisable, cursive, white Coca Cola script locked in a losing battle with fading red paint on wood boards. The once vivid colours recall the glowing Golden Age of Coca-Cola. This is when it was linked with relaxation and an American way of life. Now, the sign has deteriorated. That Golden Age is just a distant memory held in our collective cultural consciousness. Heeps creates a powerful and deeply nostalgic evocation of fifties American life to contrast the immediacy of our contemporary lives. Indian Coca-Cola by Richard Heeps If you have an interest in American style, look no further than Michael Schachtner’s elegant images of the iconic American sports shoe: Converse’s All Star. Schachtner's individual images of pairs of battered All Stars, one of the most iconic footwear silhouettes of all time, against a pure white background elevate the humble rubber-soled sports shoe to a museum object. The ingenuity behind this series is the way Schachtner depicts these shoes as portraits of their owners; every grain of dirt, every crease in the fabric, every hole in the sole represents a journey or adventure taken by the wearer, and vicariously by us. Converse, Stars and Stripes by Michael Schachtner What next? All Is Not Lost by Jeremy Gibbs AKA RomanyWG Consider your personality: do you prefer to plan or are you led purely by instinct? If you like to plan, think about creating a mood-board, bringing together your interests in an immediately visual way. From the simplest approach of collating images that you like, to a more in-depth method, like identifying the aesthetic of a decade, nothing is off limits to you. Why a mood-board? The process of physically pinpointing what you like or what interests you through a mood-board can stimulate fresh ideas. Make the most of technology; use Instagram to search hashtags that will inspire new ideas, and collect your interests digitally. The benefit of creating a mood-board, is that it will enable you to see how works will look together in one space. What suits you? Trips to art galleries and fairs are a good idea if you are guided by instinct. This is because you can look at work in the flesh. Visiting a gallery and being surrounded by images is a valuable way of gauging your reaction to an artwork the moment you see it. It will also enable you to visualise how pieces will look in your home. Consider size, space and style; you will know what suits you and your home best. You can then use artrepublic's website to find available works. Which photographers? Consider supporting early-career photographers as their work will be more affordable than the big names. You may discover a gem that speaks to you. Try following photographers on Instagram; this will bring you closer to seeing their creative process and what happens behind the scenes. It will also prompt you to research the photographer, their background, interests, or previous series. Summing up Let your instincts and tastes guide you. Know the background of the photographer, the series, the edition size and pricing ladder, and have conversations with the gallery; research is key. But ultimately buy what you like. Think with your head, but buy with your heart.   We hope you enjoyed reading this article about photography and all the opportunity it offers. Stay tuned throughout the month to see further instalments into the ever prosperous world of photography! $test =
  • Pure Evil and Ben Eine host a panel talk in Brighton

    artrepublic are excited to announce the launch of season 2 of our podcast ‘art related noise’ Hosted by Inspiring City, specialising in all things arty and interesting, focuses on bringing some of the most genuine and unique artist interviews from across the UK. To kick off the new season, ....
    artrepublic are excited to announce the launch of season 2 of our podcast ‘art related noise’ Hosted by Inspiring City, specialising in all things arty and interesting, focuses on bringing some of the most genuine and unique artist interviews from across the UK. To kick off the new season, artrepublic are celebrating the unveiling of new artworks from Ben Eine and Pure Evil (Charlie) on the walls of the Brighton’s Artists Residence Hotel in style. We’re hosting a four-course tasting menu at The Set restaurant, which will precede a panel talk with Ben and Pure Evil themselves. The panel discussion will be recorded live for episode one of the new season of podcasts from Inspiring City.  After the panel talk, guests will be invited to explore the rooms and the new artwork with the artists. Tickets are £75 per person, including a welcome drink. Book your place at our panel talk with Ben Eine and Pure Evil The aim is to bring the admirers of art and the artists closer together, to create the opportunity for open discussion of their works and influences. To be able to meet world-class contemporary artists in such an intimate setting and hear first-hand about their work is a rare opportunity, and artrepublic are very excited to make this happen! The panel talk will be kicking off with a discussion about street art vs fine art, the influences the two have had respectively on the work of Ben and Charlie and debating their places within our society at the moment. With 25 years in the game, Ben Eine is often regarded as a pioneer in the type space. Innovating the form with his own exploration of graffiti, he developed his unique typographic style that can be seen within our gallery and on the streets of Brighton and London respectively. Charlie was also heavily influenced by graffiti culture, his ‘most important artistic discovery’, one that is still prevalent within his best-known work. The iconic blotch of dripping paint underneath the eye of his muses lends itself to the influence of street art, a trademark that is now globally recognised as his. The conversations look to get under the skin of the art world and see what makes it tick. Season one featured huge names of beloved artists such as Sara Pope, Jason Lilley and most recently Mark Vessey. We’re excited to see what season two has in store. Tune in for equal parts arty banter, insightful discussion and fascinating facts from two of the leading contemporary artists in the UK! Download our 'Art Related Noise' podcast   For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =

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