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  • Tree Flowers And Shadows: Bruce McLean’s upcoming exhibition at artrepublic

    Discover the abstract work of one of British Conceptualism’s leading figures at artrepublic Brighton. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a bit of a soft spot for rebellious artists at artrepublic, which is why we decided that it’s time for those of you who aren’t already familiar....
    Discover the abstract work of one of British Conceptualism’s leading figures at artrepublic Brighton. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a bit of a soft spot for rebellious artists at artrepublic, which is why we decided that it’s time for those of you who aren’t already familiar with the work of Bruce McLean to be properly introduced.… with an exhibition of his work at our Brighton gallery this October. Don’t know much about the Glasgow-born artist? Here are the Cliffs Notes. Since upending the status quo of sculpture as a young artist in the Sixties, by using his own body to consider the value and purpose of the plinth and creating sculptural forms from rubbish and impermanent materials, Scottish sculptor Bruce McLean has continued to produce work that challenges some of the art world’s most commonly held beliefs. For instance, the idea that an artist only works in one realm, choosing his tools and mediums from the same checklist created (and used) by those who have gone before. Refusing to buy in to the art world’s long-accepted concept of the Seven Arts, McLean considers everything he produces – film-, photography- or paint-based – to be a form of sculpture. By working across disciplines, travelling back and forth between mediums that include (but are not restricted to) performance art, printmaking, painting, film installations and ceramics, he’s produced a vast body of forward-thinking work that is always evolving and changing. Approaching everything with inquiry, the result is a series of artworks that are packed with energy; organic lines bounce off block colours or solid structures within a given space, like an endless conversation between two figures with different points of view. But maybe we should pause for a moment, before we get as abstract as some of McLean’s creations (which you may have seen in the collections at the Tate, the V&A, or even in our own Brighton gallery – we’re in good company aren’t we?) and return to the point. Our forthcoming Bruce McLean exhibition. Running from 18 October – 12 November, Tree Flowers And Shadows features 40 new and archival pieces by the artist, and covers everything from limited edition prints and ceramics to a film installation. Many of the artist’s new works are influenced by his garden in Spain called Son Caragol which means Snail. ‘The latest prints are directly related to paintings I made 10 years ago,’ says McLean. ‘I’m interested in the dark shadows and how points of light appear as the sun moves around and flickers, I’m attempting to create beautiful, lush, vibrant works as a direct response to this lush, flickering environment.’ Experience McLean’s take on this environment for yourself, and hear more about the artist and his work at the Tree Flowers And Shadows Private View on 18 October, when he’ll be giving a 30-minute talk as well as unveiling the show. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP.     Keep an eye out on the artrepublic Brighton gallery page for our interview with Bruce McLean, as well as details of other upcoming events at artrepublic Brighton. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Come one, come all: Our annual Art Yard Sale is back, Sun 3rd June, 2018

    Step inside our Brighton Fringe Festival street market, and buy art direct from the artists who create it The Fringe Festival event we’ve been waiting for the entire month of May is almost here – it’s so close we can almost touch it! Yes, we’re talking about the annual artrepublic Art ....
    Step inside our Brighton Fringe Festival street market, and buy art direct from the artists who create it The Fringe Festival event we’ve been waiting for the entire month of May is almost here – it’s so close we can almost touch it! Yes, we’re talking about the annual artrepublic Art Yard Sale and yes, maybe we’re a little biased. But we’re excited because we genuinely love sharing this event with you. This coming Sunday (3rd June 2018) we’ll be setting up shop/ stalls in Jubilee Square in Brighton where, between 11am and 5pm, a great selection of artrepublic’s family of artists will be turning into market hawkers for the day, selling their artworks to you direct. Here's a taste of last year's event If you’ve never been to the Art Yard Sale before and that’s all a little too vague for you, this is what you need to know: The artrepublic Art Yard Sale has been running for the past three years and, despite the crazy weather in its first year, the event has become bigger and more popular each year. The lineup of artists changes each year, so you never experience the same sale twice. This year you’ll find a range of talent from Art + Believe to Joe Webb, via RYCA, COY! Communications, Maria Rivans and Benjamin Thomas Taylor, to name just a few. COY! Communications Benjamin Thomas Taylor Joe Webb The joy of the sale is that the artists themselves sell their work to you directly, whether it’s limited edition prints, one-off originals or special-price works. The pieces cross a whole range of styles, techniques and finishes, so there really is something for everyone. artrepublic ‘funny’ money is the only money accepted by the artists on site, for various reasons including general security. It’s not quite the same thing as Monopoly money, but it works like this: on the day of the sale, you can change regular cash (pound sterling, that is) for artrepublic money in our nearby gallery on Brighton’s Bond Street, between 9 and 11am. You can also change money at the sale itself, but we would recommend doing it early so you don’t miss out on the art you have your eye on. (See more about our ‘funny’ money T&Cs at the Art Yard Sale website) As well as art, there’s live music and performances throughout the day from the best of Brighton’s very own buskers – show them a little love if you’re enjoying their work, too. We think that’s enough reasons for you to come join in the fun in the North Laines this Sunday, 3rd June, 11am-5pm. Help us see the Brighton Fringe Festival out in style. If you need any further information about the Art Yard Sale, visit artyardsale.co.uk or drop into the gallery to ask one of our art advisors. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • Opening act: step into artrepublic’s brand-new gallery space

    It’s our 25th anniversary, and we’re doing something big to celebrate. Join us as we host a double launch party with a very special artist... artrepublic is celebrating 25 years on Brighton’s Bond Street and, to mark this anniversary, we’re expanding... next door! We’d love you to jo....
    It’s our 25th anniversary, and we’re doing something big to celebrate. Join us as we host a double launch party with a very special artist... artrepublic is celebrating 25 years on Brighton’s Bond Street and, to mark this anniversary, we’re expanding... next door! We’d love you to join us for our opening party, 5-8pm on Friday 4th May, as we kick things off with a Magnus Gjoen exclusive – the launch of the artist’s brand-new sculpture. If you want a sneak peak of the former fashion designer’s latest thought-provoking artwork, and to meet the man himself, this event at the top end of the May bank holiday weekend is your chance. If you can’t make it down to Brighton’s Bond Street on the night of the launch, you’re always welcome to drop by and check out our extended gallery area, which will be dedicated to showcasing original and limited edition artworks by leading and emerging artists. This additional gallery area is especially exciting to the artrepublic team as it means we can continue to do what we love best – spotting young creative talent and building relationships with established artists – in order to bring you even more of the art that speaks to you. After 25 years in our Bond Street location, we realise this is more than just an exhibition space though. Our aim has always been to open the door to art in a way that's accessible to everyone, so we will be hosting a series of special events in the new gallery throughout the year – keep an eye out for information about these on the blog or in your email inbox. If you’re not already getting our emails, why not sign up to our newsletter and join our republic of art? We share regular updates about the latest art in the gallery, as well as interviews with our artists and information about upcoming events and launches. We’re looking forward to seeing you in our new space very soon. If you plan to come to the gallery opening, please RSVP to events@artrepublic.com. $test =
  • Michael Craig-Martin: Elevating the everyday in art, architecture and design

    Be inspired by the work of Michael Craig-Martin, the conceptual artist who influenced a whole generation of young British artists – we’re not kidding, he has links to three decades-worth of famous Goldsmiths art graduates! However, it’s Craig-Martin’s own catalogue of contemporary art work....
    Be inspired by the work of Michael Craig-Martin, the conceptual artist who influenced a whole generation of young British artists – we’re not kidding, he has links to three decades-worth of famous Goldsmiths art graduates! However, it’s Craig-Martin’s own catalogue of contemporary art work that we’re focused on. We’re excited to be able to share three small editions of Craig-Martin’s work with you. They do, however come with a warning: the Royal Academician’s pieces always get snapped up quickly so, if you want to enjoy this artwork at your leisure, you’ll have to move quickly. Born in Ireland, Craig-Martin studied Fine Art in the States at Yale’s School of Art and Architecture in the Sixties before moving to London, where he developed his now-famous pared-back depictions of everyday objects. His elegant linework drew on everything from items of clothing to the built environment. A recent example of this can be seen in his limited edition “Design and Architecture” silkscreen prints. Across a four-piece set, Craig-Martin depicts the work of four renowned Twentieth century architects, placing one of their buildings side-by-side with an interior design classic that they also created. Modernists Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe come under highly saturated scrutiny, alongside Gerrit Rietveld of the De Stijl movement. The joy? That Craig-Martin highlights the linear similarities between each designer’s large and small-scale structures, and messes with our minds a little by making us consider them together rather than in isolation. Speaking of sets of objects, we also have 15 limited edition sets of Craig-Martin’s “Quotidian 2017”; eight laser-etched acrylic panels that each focuses on a single quotidian (or everyday object). The high-contrast white-on-black images move from the mundane – a stiletto, a pair of glasses, a steering wheel – to quite literally throw a little heat into the work, via a hand grenade. What is Craig-Martin saying about everyday life in 2017? Take a closer look at the set in our Brighton gallery and make up your own mind. Finally, if you’re focused on finding an artwork that’s a little more playful, “The Planets” limited edition silkscreen print is definitely worth checking out. At first glance, it’s a Pop-style depiction of a solar system, but look again: the planets are, in fact, reimagined as sports balls. This is one piece that never fails to bring a smile to our faces. What do you think? If you want to find out more, have a chat with one of our art advisors - they’re always on hand in the gallery or online to share their knowledge and advice with you. Discover our latest Michael Craig-Martin prints to buy online or visit our Brighton gallery, call 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • Coming Soon: Dave White Print Launch

    Meet the artist in our Brighton Gallery on Thursday 2nd November from 6pm. We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 2nd November from 6 pm Dave White will be present in our Brighton Gallery for the launch of his hotly anticipated new Doe and Stag limited edition prints. There will be very ....
    Meet the artist in our Brighton Gallery on Thursday 2nd November from 6pm. We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 2nd November from 6 pm Dave White will be present in our Brighton Gallery for the launch of his hotly anticipated new Doe and Stag limited edition prints. There will be very super special giveaways for those who attend on the evening. The first 25 people who purchase will be getting an extra special package, so get down early to avoid missing out! The evening will also present a rare chance to view Dave White’s other hugely sought after editions while enjoying a glass of bubbly on us, in our Brighton Gallery. Dave will be present signing and dedicating some of the editions on the evening, giving you the opportunity to meet one of our most popular artists! If you’d like to attend our Dave White print launch it’s important that your RSVP to events@artrepublic.com or call our gallery on 01273 724829 with your name, plus the names of any guests to be added to the list. Get down early as the first 25 to purchase will receive a special gift from Dave! Dave White Print Launch Thursday 2nd November 6 pm – 8 pm In our artrepublic Brighton Gallery RSVP - events@artrepublic.com or call 01273 724829 $test =
  • Peter Blake raffle at our artrepublic Brighton Gallery raises £2,290 for Middle Street School

    The money will go towards a brand new Arts Centre. Our raffle to win a box set of limited edition Sir Peter Blake prints has raised £2,290 for Brighton’s Middle Street School. Hosted in our Brighton gallery, more than 450 raffle tickets were sold with all proceeds donated to the school. ....
    The money will go towards a brand new Arts Centre. Our raffle to win a box set of limited edition Sir Peter Blake prints has raised £2,290 for Brighton’s Middle Street School. Hosted in our Brighton gallery, more than 450 raffle tickets were sold with all proceeds donated to the school. The money will go towards transforming Middle Street Nursery, which recently closed due to budget constraints, into a brand new Arts Centre. With a reinforced dancefloor, big screen and blackout blinds, the space will not only be put to good use by Middle Street pupils, it will be available to hire to external groups and classes. Head teacher Julie Aldous commented: “With impending cuts we have to think about how we can make the school more self-reliant while ensuring our pupils continue getting the best education. While we’re very sad the nursery was forced to close, it’s presented us with an opportunity. “Reserved for school-use during school hours, the new Arts Centre will be available to hire in the evenings, weekends and during school holidays. We hope the space will become a great new venue for classes, children’s parties and possibly even events and screenings during the Brighton Festival.” artrepublic founder Lawrence Alkin pictured with Middle Street head teacher Julie Aldous The revenue generated from hiring the space will feed back into the school budget, contributing to maintenance, new equipment and staffing costs. Lawrence Alkin, founder of artrepublic and parent to Miri Alkin who is in Year 2, presented the cheque to Middle Street School. He said: “It’s heartening that Peter Blake fans and the local community came together to raise a significant amount for the school. We’re all delighted the money will be put to such good use. I’m also genuinely impressed with the foresight and resilience of the school in using the money to make money at a time when school budgets are so uncertain.”   The prize - Sir Peter Blake's iconic Brighton Box Set The raffle winner is Annette from Hove who bought a ticket for her son after he purchased the Peter Blake box set during the original print release and later that evening accidentally left it in a local car park. When he returned it was gone. The box set includes five Brighton-inspired prints and is worth £1250. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • Coming Soon Our Peter Blake Raffle Draw – 28/09/17

     A family afternoon with tea, cake and colouring in our Brighton Gallery. If you’ve recently visited our Brighton Gallery you may have seen that we’ve been selling raffle tickets to win a fabulous prize of one of Sir Peter Blake’s Brighton box sets of prints. The prize draw, taking pl....
     A family afternoon with tea, cake and colouring in our Brighton Gallery. If you’ve recently visited our Brighton Gallery you may have seen that we’ve been selling raffle tickets to win a fabulous prize of one of Sir Peter Blake’s Brighton box sets of prints. The prize draw, taking place on Thursday 28th September, is to raise much-needed funds for Middle Street primary school in Brighton, who require backing after much of their budget was slashed during finance cuts. The money raised will go towards building maintenance and will also fund technology equipment such as computers and their art department. Ticket will still be available for £20 a strip up until the draw. Between 4pm - 6pm there will be colouring activities for the children with afternoon tea and cake. The prize draw will take place during this time and as a further act of goodwill, we’ll be donating 20% of all sales from the day to Middle Street School. For further information on the prize draw or gallery afternoon please our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. The prize - a box set of 6 signed limited edition prints by Peter Blake Peter Blake, who is widely known as the Godfather of Pop Art, kindly donated the portfolio of prints and has previously visited the school.  We're inviting friends of the gallery, collectors, Middle Street pupils, teachers and parents, as well as anyone else who is keen to come along for the afternoon. Peter Blake signing his Brighton box in our gallery last year Peter Blake Raffle Draw for Middle Street School Thursday 28th September 4pm - 6pm in our Brighton Gallery Raffle tickets are £20 a strip and will be on sale up to the draw. We look forward to seeing you there! For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • New Harland Miller Brings Happiness To Our Gallery

    One of the largest prints we’ve ever had is currently available. We are thrilled to currently have in our Brighton Gallery the monumental print ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ by one of the most sought after artists of the moment, Harland Miller. 'Happiness: The Case Against' was released ....
    One of the largest prints we’ve ever had is currently available. We are thrilled to currently have in our Brighton Gallery the monumental print ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ by one of the most sought after artists of the moment, Harland Miller. 'Happiness: The Case Against' was released earlier this year with the entire edition immediately selling out. It is part of a body of work by the artist exhibited at his 2016 solo show ‘Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)’, which took place in Berlin to much critical acclaimed. This is one of the largest editions we’ve ever had in the gallery and demands to be seen in the flesh to be truly appreciated. We only have one of these rare prints available, please call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com “One of my favourite artists is Rothko. If you look at a lot of Rothko, when he got into the maroon phase he was dealing with a lot of oranges and this redness of orange. There is a Rothko which is essentially a Penguin book . . . the same format – the orange-white-orange – just without the graphic furniture.” Harland Miller explaining the influence of Rothko in his work. Harland Miller has carved out a hugely popular niche in the art world by creating jovial and humorous reinterpretations of Penguin book covers. By experimenting with scale and often enlarging book covers to enormous proportions Miller challenges the viewer to reinterpret the familiar media, incorporating his own imagined titles and adding geometric elements as seen in ‘Happiness'. This print takes inspiration from popular psychology books of the 60’s and 70’s, a subject Miller has further explored in his recent show at London’s White Cube gallery, ‘One Bar Electric Memoir’. “There are lots of aspects to the Penguin classic that inspire me visually. I love it as a colour field.” – Harland Miller ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ is a triumph of printmaking and has been produced using a variety of print techniques with polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing all being applied to build up a painterly, and layered surface texture. We only have one of these rare prints available. To purchase or for further information please call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • PURE EVIL’S BOX SET LAUNCH AT ARTREPUBLIC BRIGHTON

    A fabulous evening spent in our gallery with the street art aristocrat; relive some of the magic. We’d like to say a big thank you from all of the team at the artrepublic Brighton gallery to everyone who attended our box set launch with street art heavyweight Pure Evil. The box sets are pr....
    A fabulous evening spent in our gallery with the street art aristocrat; relive some of the magic. We’d like to say a big thank you from all of the team at the artrepublic Brighton gallery to everyone who attended our box set launch with street art heavyweight Pure Evil. The box sets are priced at £666 and are selling out very quickly! To get your hands on one before they all go call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. As well as that thanks to Charlie Uzzell-Edwards aka Pure Evil for providing us with the fabulous new set of prints. It was an honour and a pleasure to have Pure Evil in our Brighton Gallery. The artist kindly signed dedications to his fans and followers on the box set cover sheets, adding his signature vampire bunny. The box set sees the artist revisit some of his most popular iconic females with Audrey Hepburn, The Queen, Jackie O, Sharon Tate, Liz Taylor and of course Marilyn Monroe all featuring in his bold and elegant aesthetic. We were also lucky enough to have Pure Evil paint our gallery wall with a quirky totem pole mural. The piece features the portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a new must-see piece of street art for Brighton that is sure to be hugely popular on Instagram. ‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil is a true collector's item presented as 6 signed limited edition silkscreen prints in vivid, pop colours with a bespoke archival box and certificate of authenticity. 'Box Set 1' Hand finished - Signed Limited Edition of 10 The box set has already proven to be hugely popular with customers and collectors quickly snapping them up. The stunning prints are also available as a special hand finished set. Pure Evil has drawn hidden messages on each print with a special UV pen that will only be revealed under UV light. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. ‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil is priced at £666 and are selling out very quickly! To get your hands on one before they all go call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com.  $test =
  • artrepublic Brighton Adds New Dave White Editions

    The celebrated painter’s latest offerings have a strong tropical theme. It’s always exciting when Dave White announces new work and fans of his art won’t be disappointed with the fresh editions from his recent ‘Tropical’ series. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email br....
    The celebrated painter’s latest offerings have a strong tropical theme. It’s always exciting when Dave White announces new work and fans of his art won’t be disappointed with the fresh editions from his recent ‘Tropical’ series. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to get your hands on these fantastic new exotic editions by one of our most popular artists! First up is a pair of eye-catching birds of paradise, ‘Sun Bird’ (below) and ‘Parrot II' (above), each of which demonstrates White’s technical brilliance as a painter and colourist. Bold, wide brushstrokes are contrasted with the artist’s signature expressive flicks, drips and splashes of paint to create a mesmerising composition that seemingly refuses to sit still. Sun Bird Closely cropped in on each of the bird’s heads, their beady eyes really draw the viewers into the picture, while the abstract marks add a real vibrancy and energy. Clown Fish Dave has depicted the distinct ‘Clown Fish’ in one of his new dynamic movement compositions. By using increasingly fainter applications of watercolour paint White creates a fabulous visual allusion of the tropical fish darting around, using the white negative space of the paper as water. Tree Frog Dave has played around with scale in his eye-popping new 'Tree Frog' edition, enlarging the typically miniscule creature, exentuating it's enormous amber coloured eyes and vibrant green colouring. A mesmerising diamond dust background further elevates this print, adding a distinct opulence and luxurious feel. Tarantula Finally the artist has presented a creature that can easily send a shiver down one's spine, the exotic Tarantula spider. Although even the most die-hard arachnophobics who view this print might just find themselves re-examining this animal due to Dave White's stunning representation! Dave White’s prints are always hugely popular in our Brighton Gallery, so be sure to contact us quickly to get your hands on one of these tropical editions before they’re all gone. Call our gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =

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