Friday, 17 April 2009

Brighton Art & Design Guide - Ink_d

Brighton Art and Design Map

Gallery Director Jenny Ogilvie and Studio Director Dan Hipkin opened Ink_d in April 2007, in what was a disused Tattoo Studio - hence the inspiration for the name Ink_d (an American term for getting a tattoo and because they have a print studio downstairs) This small gallery is next door to Bill's cafe in the North Laine - down the hill from 'infinity foods'.


Jenny and Dan both worked for the print store artrepublic for a while before wanting to specialise in more original work and produce limited editions for the artists they worked with.

Req 1 - Girl

The gallery has become best known for urban and street art "although we are much more open minded than that! We just have to love what we show in the gallery. We also support a lot of local artists"

Obscure - Estate of the Living Dead

Jenny and Dan "wanted to create a relaxed space to show great contemporary art. The inside of the gallery is not the usual stark white walls. We even hang work in the kitchen and toilet areas!"
Maria Rivans

Gallery artists include Stanley Donwood, Modern Toss, Peter Blake, Miss Bugs, Eine, IMBUE, Pinky, Joseph Loughborough, Maria Rivans, Lester Magoogan, Graham Carter, Chris Kettle, James Cauty, REQ and Obscure and many more besides.

Joseph Loughborough

Exhibitions Lined up this year include

Modern Toss,
Lidia de Pedro,
Zachary Walshe,
Miss Bugs &

James Caulty

Ink_d Gallery/Studio
96 North Road
01273 645 299
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday)

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