Art Related Nonsense

SEASON ONE

‘Art Related Nonsense’ is our podcast collaboration with the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton. Featuring interviews with artists and influencer’s from across the art scene, it’s about getting under the skin of the art world and seeing what makes it tick.

We’ll be releasing an episode every two weeks so keep an eye out for them. They are a lot of fun and you can download them by clicking on the links below.


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EPISODE 1 – LAWRENCE ALKIN, CEO ART REPUBLIC

The founder of the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton, Alkin can lay claim to having helped launch the career of many an artist. He spotted the likes of Banksy early on and supported the careers of people like Jamie Reed and Jimmy Cauty. He talks to us about his career, his passion and what art means to him.

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Lawrence Alkin, the CEO of Art Republic is our first interview on Art Related Nonsense


EPISODE TWO – MAGNUS GJOEN

Fashion designer turned artist Magnus Gjoen has been blazing a trail since unintentionally sidestepping onto the art scene more than seven years ago. He tells us about the themes from his work and how these are often an interplay between life and death.

Magnus Gjoen at his studio in London


Magnus Gjoen at his studio in London. We interview him for the second episode of Art Related Nonsense


EPISODE 3 – THE ART YARD SALE

The Art Yard Sale is one of the biggest events on the art buying calendar. A staple on the Brighton scene it attracts art buyers and fans from all around. This years exhibitors included the likes of Magnus Gjoen, Louise McNaught, Cosmo Sarson, Eelus, Gemma Compton, Sara Pope and Art+Believe.

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The Art Yard Sale is one of the biggest events on the art buying calendar


EPISODE 4 – LOUISE McNAUGHT

Known for her realistic and often fantastical images of animals, insects and birds. Louise McNaught is an artist whose work can capture the imagination. What’s more shes just about to launch her first book called ‘Survival’. She talks to us about that, her art and how her daughter is the main inspiration behind her art.

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Louise McNaught is our guest on the fourth episode of Art Related Nonsense


EPISODE 5 – JAYSON LILLEY

Known for his expansive London skylines, finished with gold-leaf skies, artist Jayson Lilley talks to Art-related Nonsense about his creative approach, how each piece can incorporate hundreds of photos and the role his dyslexia has played in becoming the artist he is today.

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We visited Jayson Lilley at his home in Sevenoaks


EPISODE 6 – BENJAMIN THOMAS TAYLOR

Inspired by the hills of his native Snowdonia, Bristol-based artist Benjamin Thomas Taylor produces work that is bright and cheery, but that often has a deeper meaning. He talks to Art-related Nonsense about his career – including his formative years living in a shared workspace in Hackney Wick – and why he loves words and painting-by-numbers kits.

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EPISODE SEVEN – REQ

A pioneer of the graffiti scene in Brighton, REQ has tranformed his style since starting out on the street in the early 80’s. Now mixing more traditional painting techniques with street art, REQ’s work can be seen all over the city. Working with a muse, who he calls ‘Smudge’, much of his work will be inspired and based around her image. He talks to Art Related Nonsense about his work, the street art scene in Brighton and the tours he is running with Art Republic.

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REQ standing by his wall of dead musicians on the side of the Prince Albert pub in Brighton


EPISODE EIGHT – ALEXANDRA GALLAGHER

Known for her digital collages and her intricate paintings. Alexandra Gallagher has been experimenting with the street art scene in her native Blackburn. There, she has become a regular feature of the town’s Open Walls festival and her art can now be seen dotted around Blackburn’s streets. She talks to Art Related Nonsense whilst showing us around the town and telling us about her art.

Alexandra Gallagher by her mural at Blackburn Open Walls


Alexandra Gallagher by her latest street art piece. Created as part of the 2018 Blackburn Open Walls festival


EPISODE NINE – SARA POPE

Known for her sensuous lips the work of Sara Pope is instantly recognisable! Focusing on the very human emotions that the lips allow us to convey. Sara’s work seeks to explore the different ways in which we communicate using the mouth. Initially starting out as a mathematician, she talks to Art Related Nonsense about her move from maths to shoe design, the world of fashion and eventually art.

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Sara Pope pictured in her studio in Brighton

EPISODE TEN – MARK VESSEY

A photographer with a penchant for collections, Vessey is an artist inspired by nostalgia and pop culture. Producing large scale images, they tend to tell a story through the lens of the person who’s collection is being showcased. Most recently his focus has been on the work of Norman Cook aka FatBoySlim and Art Related Nonsense caught up with him to find out more about that latest project.

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Mark Vessey speaking to Inspiring City at home in Brighton