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You don't need art in your home ...

You don’t need art in your home …

… you should WANT to see artworks in your home. Why? Having a piece of artwork at home is not something that you need to have if you don't want ...
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What to keep in mind when buying art?

What to keep in mind when buying art?

When buying art to home, there are quite a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, you need to decide if you want to have – a statement piece or ...
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Artworks as gifts vol.2

Artworks as gifts vol.2

Last year, at the same time I wrote about artworks as gifts. Well, it is this time of the year again… No matter how much you try to avoid it, ...
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What does it mean for an artist to have their artwork on your walls?

What does it mean for an artist to have their artwork on your walls?

So far we have spoken about what it means for you to have artwork on the walls at your home. Where to get them, where to install and what to ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 19.08.2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 19.08.2019

In August we celebrated our one year anniversary since we started running Unleash Your Inner Artist art classes. This August we went back to basics and all participants drew simple ...
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Buying art for your home directly from an artist

Buying art for your home directly from an artist

Buying art is an exciting process. There are various places to buy art: an online gallery, a physical gallery, a dealer or from an agent. Just to clarify, this is ...
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Your home as an artwork

Your home as an artwork

Artwork at home does not always mean that it has to be framed and hang on the wall. Sometimes the artwork can be an entire wall. Either it is a ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist with Bellespetite, 14th June

Unleash Your Inner Artist with Bellespetite, 14th June

In June we held a joint Unleash Your Inner Artist art class with one of the artists we work with, Bellespetite. It was an artist talk and art class combined ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 15.04.2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 15.04.2019

In our April art class, we focused on a variety of surfaces. Participants drew a kettle and an iron, which offered both, shiny and reflective surfaces as well as matte ...
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Artworks as gifts

Artworks as gifts

Looking for a gift that that special person? But what do you get to someone who already has everything? A unique and quirky artwork might be a good option. When ...
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Where to purchase art

Where to purchase art

Want to have some artwork in your home but don’t know where to start? Well, the first thing you need to establish is the budget. Do you want a splash ...
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Escape in art

Escape in art

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.’ This quote has been attributed to several people, including Pablo Picasso and John ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 18.03.2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 18.03.2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist takes place every third Monday of the month at the Lost & Found in Birmingham. The next class will take place on Monday, 15th April 2019 ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 18.02.2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 18.02.2019

This February we had another successful art class with great attendance. We had a similar composition as last month and were focusing on how to measure different elements of the ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 21.01.2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 21.01.2019

The first art class of this year took place on the 21st of January. The assignment was to draw a composition of various shapes and colour contrasts. The participants learned ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 17.12.2018

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 17.12.2018

Unleash Your Inner Artist is a monthly art class for adults with no or little previous experience in the arts. Each month we go through a different topic of drawing ...
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Why do we need art at home?

Why do we need art at home?

For some people, having an artwork in their home seems to be obvious, but not for everyone. Here are a couple of thoughts on why artwork at home is a ...
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Unleashing Inner Artists

Unleashing Inner Artists

In August 2018 we have introduced a new initiative - Unleash Your Inner Artist. These are art classes for adults with no or very little art experience. Our aim is ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 19.11.2018

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 19.11.2018

Unleash Your Inner Artist is a monthly art class for adults with no or little previous experience in the arts. Each month we go through a different topic of drawing. The ...
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Artwork at home – location and message

Artwork at home – location and message

Finding a perfect artwork for your home is all about taste and relation. You either like it or not, it either suits with the environment or not. Worst of all ...
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Artist Spotlight / September 2018 Susie Hall

Artist Spotlight / September 2018 Susie Hall

Susie is an extremely versatile artist who can produce a great range of different body of work. Back in September we met up with her and had an in-depth conversation about ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 15.10.2018

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 15.10.2018

Unleash your inner artist is an art class aimed for adults with little or no art background. The assignment consisted of two parts - pencil drawing and a collage of ...
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Unleash Your Inner Artist / 17.09.2018

Unleash Your Inner Artist / 17.09.2018

Unleash your inner artist is an art class aimed for adults with little or no art background. However, for our September class, we welcomed several artists as well. The assignment ...
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Artwork size and location

Artwork size and location

Having a right size artwork in a right place makes all the difference. It doesn’t matter what is depicted if it is the wrong size and in the wrong location ...
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Artist Spotlight / August 2018 Bellespetite

Artist Spotlight / August 2018 Bellespetite

On Monday, 13th August, we spoke with Claire Griffiths aka Bellespetite about her art. We love her tender and beautiful art. Here you can find her full portfolio ...
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Artist Spotlight / July 2018 Gareth Austin

Artist Spotlight / July 2018 Gareth Austin

On 19th July we spoke with Gareth Austin about his art at the group exhibition at the Ampersand Gallery. Gareth's medium is oil painting and he has mastered the photorealism very ...
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Unleash your inner artist / 20.08.2018

Unleash your inner artist / 20.08.2018

Unleash your inner artist is aimed towards adults with no art background. The first event took place on Monday, 20th August at 5.30pm - 7.30pm at The Lost & Found in Birmingham. It ...
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Artist Spotlight / June 2018 Philip Singleton

Artist Spotlight / June 2018 Philip Singleton

Philip Singleton is one of the artists Okk Arts have had the pleasure of working with. On 14th June 2018, he opened a new exhibition 'Birmingham Dust' at Argentea Gallery ...
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Masters in Art: in conversation with Mark Howard / 2.08.2018

Masters in Art: in conversation with Mark Howard / 2.08.2018

Masters in Art. In conversation with... is a series of networking events which will include an artist talk and networking possibility with likeminded people. The first of the series is ...
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Birmingham  - Tallinn travel overview

Birmingham  – Tallinn travel overview

Overview I was born in Tallinn and lived there until 2011, when I moved to Birmingham. Since then I have been travelling back and forth and on average have stayed ...
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Goldfish with a Shark Fin

Goldfish with a Shark Fin

On 30th April, Director of Okk Arts held a presentation on 'Goldfish with a Shark Fin' as part of the Black Country Business Festival at the Old Bank Business Centre ...
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Why Birmingham?

Why Birmingham?

I have been in Birmingham now for close to 7 years. Safe to say that it has become my second home. I came here to study and by no means ...
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The perception of art: How to make it work for you

The perception of art: How to make it work for you

When I was a teenager, I had posters of my favourite movie actors on the walls in my room. My grandparents have my artworks on their walls. Currently, I have ...
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A Goldfish with Shark Fin

A Goldfish with Shark Fin

Does your business just blend in with the crowd? How would you like your business to be the first one people remember? You provide an excellent service at a highest ...
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Exhibition at Copthorne Birmingham

Exhibition at Copthorne Birmingham

Today we installed artworks at Copthorne Birmingham restaurant area. It is an Asian restaurant and we chose artworks which compliment the venue and the concept. Four artworks installed are all ...
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Eclectic visuals in Liverpool

Eclectic visuals in Liverpool

This Sunday I had a very delightful trip up north to Liverpool to visit Tate Liverpool and Bluecoat Gallery. It was quite unusual to see such a variety of shows ...
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Sourcing artworks

Sourcing artworks

Finding new artworks is a significant part of our business. A lot of people have been asking me how am I sourcing artworks. Where do I find artists and why ...
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Clerkenwell Design Week, 24th and 25th May 2017

Clerkenwell Design Week, 24th and 25th May 2017

Summer has finally arrived in the UK, and I found myself in London, exploring Clerkenwell Design Week during the two of the hottest days this year so far. Needless to ...
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Okk Gallery hosting Fish n Chip Fryday, 21st April 2017

Okk Gallery hosting Fish n Chip Fryday, 21st April 2017

Sutton Coldfield's most attended networking event - FNCF - at our new home "Ramada Penn’s Hall" We had our biggest attendance yet in March with 74 delegates. Sutton Business Network ...
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Okk Gallery at HSBC pop-up week

Exhibiting at the pop-up week at HSBC New Street

Recently we started collaborating with HSBC, and as a part of that, we got an opportunity to exhibit and sell during their small business pop-up week at their New Street ...
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Enjoyable aesthetics at the New Art Gallery Walsall

Enjoyable aesthetics at the New Art Gallery Walsall

This weekend I visited the New Art Gallery Walsall and had the pleasure to see two great exhibitions: 'Anti-Scrape' by Andrew Gillespie and 'A World Within' by Idris Khan. First one ...
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Peter Allen at Smith & Williamson offices in Birmingham

Peter Allen at Smith & Williamson offices in Birmingham

At the end of January, we finalised the installation of digital prints by Peter Allen at Smith & Williamson offices here in Birmingham. I met them in autumn at one ...
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Reflection on the Gallery's first year

Reflections on the first year of the gallery

For this holiday period, I flew back home to Estonia to see my family and friends. I celebrated Christmas, New Year and did some reflection on the first year and ...
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Pop-up venue: Grosvenor House

Pop-up venue: Grosvenor House

On 3rd November, Okk Gallery moved its artwork to the new pop-up location at Grosvenor House at St. Paul's Square. It is an amazing office space in the heart of ...
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Pop-up venue: Ice7Media

Pop-up venue: Ice7Media

Okk Gallery showcases three of its four artists in an office environment at Ice7Media meeting room. This exhibition a small preview of how Okk Gallery works with office spaces, installing ...
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Significance of mentors

Significance of mentors

Why Mentors? Sometimes I just want to scream HELP! Not out loud, but in my head. Asking help is something which I see as a weakness. No, my heart sees ...
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Q&A with cultural producer Jaanika Okk

Q&A with cultural producer Jaanika Okk

Jaanika Okk is a Cultural Producer originally from Tallinn, Estonia and now based in Birmingham, West Midlands. How did you start working with the visual arts in Estonia? I started ...
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