Enter Gallery’s Canary Wharf Pop-Up Celebrates Yinka Ilori

As we speak, Enter Gallery is in the midst of popping up in Canary Wharf, bringing the unique curation of our beloved Brighton gallery to the people of the city.

Luckily for us, our jaunt to London coincides with the reopening of Yinka Ilori’s basketball court – a wonderful example of the public art found around the Canary Wharf Estate.

To celebrate the reopening, which is being hosted by the London Lions Basketball, we’re showcasing works by Yinka Ilori at the Canary Wharf Pop-Up, alongside other pieces that celebrate the game and the culture that surrounds it.

In today’s blog, we’re revealing more about Ilori’s mesmerising work of art, and revealing some of the pieces you can expect to see at the Pop-Up.



Public Positivity

YInka Ilori’s Be The Best You Can Be basketball court on Canary Wharf’s Bank Street Park was originally opened in 2021, and was designed as a place for people to come together and enjoy themselves after a particularly tricky couple of years.

Love Always Wins art print by Yinka Ilori | Enter Gallery

Featuring a 3D printed court and inspiring typography urging players to, as the title suggests, ‘be the best you can be’, the colourful installation aimed to inspire visitors by instilling a sense of optimism and hope.

While Canary Wharf is hardly an area that you’d associate with art (Fun fact: Enter Gallery’s Pop-Up is the first art gallery to open in the area!), Ilori’s court is actually part of a wonderful public art programme led by the Canary Wharf Estate that features over 75 permanent works by 50 world-renowned artists and craftspeople.


Photo by Sean Pollock.


Be the Best You Can Be at Enter Gallery  

To coincide with the relaunch of this joyful artwork, we have curated Be the Best You Can Be at Enter Gallery, a special collection of limited edition artworks that reflect the vibrant energy and culture of the basketball court, and the optimistic outlook of Yinka Ilori’s work.

Glitter Basketball Original Benjamin Thomas Taylor | Enter Gallery 

Alongside Yinka, the collection will feature works by contemporary artists such as, Benjamin Thomas Taylor, Rebecca Strickson, and Dave White.

This collection will be on display from September 26th to October 1st. Swing by the Pop-Up to experience it for yourself, or view the collection online here.

Bounce limited edition art print by Oli Fowler | Enter Gallery



Enter Gallery’s Canary Wharf Pop-Up

Our pop-up space is an excellent opportunity to check out Enter Gallery’s collection of rare original and limited edition pieces. You’ll find works from leading names like Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and OBEY, alongside exciting emerging artists such as Caroline Chinakwe, Bradley Theodore and Charlotte Rose.

Air Jordan 1 Chicago, 1985 art print by Jack Stocker | Enter Gallery

If you work or live around the area and have been thinking about building or starting your art collection, this is the perfect opportunity for you to pop in for a chat with our knowledgeable Art Advisors about what’s best for you.

The Pop-Up is in Canary Wharf until October 8th, located at Enter Gallery, Mall Level -1, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5NY.

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