Posts in Ink_d
Never Mind The Baubles at Ink_d Gallery

Every Christmas we find ourselves striving to find that little “bargain buy” or that “gift for that perfect person” in large retail shops. The constant buying and bulk-buying of unnecessary items made all over the world is undoubtedly negatively effecting the environment, the human lives of those making it and the lives of those consuming.

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Lady Aiko at Ink_d Gallery

The past week in Brighton has had a distinctly oriental flavour to the town, the Costume Games organised by Moshi Moshi, the Japanese beating South Africa with a last gasp try and Lady Aiko’s residency at Ink_d Gallery.

The last one is (obviously) the most topical for this blog, but one that has had a significant impact in the city as a whole, from the exhibition itself to her mural in The Lanes.

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Ryan Callanan: Life’s a Gamble

Often we are told that something has to have some great big deep meaning with 177 different techniques, and a concept that will contend with the meaning of life and transport your mind to a brand new level simply by being in its presence. Warhol changed all this with the advent of “pop-art”, literally meaning popular art. It became OK to create work that is simple to understand and appeals to people for its simple message.

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Matt Smith: A Trouble With History @ Ink_d Gallery

Matt Smith uses Brighton, its gay community and his own experiences as a major influence in his work. He has managed to capture the essence of this community: the fun, humour, sassiness and finally the sexuality of this wonderful city and community by creating piece after piece that subtly reference these emotions but without sacrificing aesthetic or alienating anyone.

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Ink_d and Sarah Shaw: Shift

When making this blog one has to consider all kinds of thoughts: What will the blog feature? What will the tone be? What is the purpose of the blog? This last thought was the most significant, it is to celebrate the wonderful and unique artistic expression that this special city holds. And, act as a signpost for the visitor looking for suggestions from someone who spends too much of his weekends in galleries and pop-ups around town.

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