Art Related Nonsense

‘Art Related Nonsense’ is our podcast collaboration with the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton. Featuring interviews with artists and influencers 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 2- MAGNUS GJOEN, ARTIST

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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