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Find out about Enter Gallery
(formerly artrepublic)

Say hello to, Enter Gallery (the new name for artrepublic gallery, Brighton). Despite the uncertainty surrounding our lives right now with COVID-19, we’re excited and hopeful.

The era of art elitism is over and we’re celebrating. It's time to prioritise inclusivity, warmth and a sincere appreciation for art. This is an inevitable stage of our transformation from artrepublic, a thoughtful culmination of everything that we’ve learnt over the years. A new name for a new decade.

Founder of Enter Gallery, Lawrence Alkin explains our evolution 

With 28 years of experience behind us, we’d like to think we know a thing or two by now. We have gone through multiple evolutions, from Ink-d gallery in Brighton, artrepublic Soho and Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London.

We’ve never been afraid to experiment with new spaces and different points of view. However at our core, we’ve always remained the same. Placing freedom of expression at the centre of what we do, we’ve gotten into trouble now and again for controversy. In 2003, we exhibited the Stamps of Mass Destruction by James Cauty and the Royal Mail attempted to ban the prints. Our censorship battle ended up on the front page of The Times, CNN and ABC.

Keeping our art fresh and exciting requires courage and conviction in our curation, and we’re definitely up to the task.

Looking forward, we want passion to be at the heart of everything we do. Enter Gallery showcases everything that we love from supporting artists, concise curation, world-class quality framing and handling, to inspiring creativity with our community events.

In an industry that can be opaque and intimidating, we want to continue to create a sense of artistic community and openness. We’re thrilled to finally have a dedicated online space that exemplifies our intentions.

It’s time for us to embrace the new, to enter a new chapter and we’d like you to join us. As David Bowie said, “I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.”

We hope to inspire you, to allow your imagination run away with itself. Expression over convention. We’re for the tastemakers, the rule breakers, the artists, the appreciators, and absolutely anyone. Because we believe that art is for everyone. Enter Gallery