Guest Blog by Bing Hitchcock Gallery

The Bing Hitchcock Gallery has only been around since May this year, so I’m excited to be part of the Christmas Artists Open Houses. I’d like to thank Grayson Perry (2016 Turner Prize winner) for his wise words. I was lucky to hear Grayson delivered his BBC radio 4 Reith Lecture entitled ‘Playing to the […]

Guest Blog by Emma Stanton – Surf And Turf

SURF AND TURF, 38 Braemore Road, Hove BN3 4HB instagram.com/emmastantonjewellery So I just cleared the last remnants of fireworks from the garden and swiftly reached for the boxes of Christmas decorations …Because it ’s Open House Season !! I have been doing Open House at Christmas for 6-7 years and rather like having a baby, […]

Guest Blog by Lisa Wolfe – Stanley Road Store

Earlier this year I was at the National Portrait Gallery looking at Claude Cahun’s tiny photographs of herself impersonating things, and the gigantic photographs of Gillian Wearing disguised as other people, when a bell rang in my head. For the past 31 years, Peter Chrisp and I have dressed up, posed against a home-made set, […]

Guest Blog by Dan Mackey – 11 Rugby Road

11 Rugby Road’s first Open House was back in 2011 and since then we have enjoyed putting our own spin on making a fun house to visit and explore. Before moving to Brighton, the Open Houses here had always been a draw to visit Fiveways as the birthplace of the concept. It still remains the […]

Guest Blog by Sam Toft – Little Mustard Shop & Dog and Bone Gallery

I’ve been participating in Brighton Artists Open Houses since my old dog was a pup… so that’s almost 16 years ! AOH are one of the things that make Brighton such a special place to live. These and the Brighton May Festival, Gay Pride, the the Naked Bike Ride -to name big a few- help […]

Guest Blog by Grace Eyre

As always our many artists at Grace Eyre have been busy working on individual and group projects over the last couple of months. Our print group has been making final adjustments to the work for the new exhibition in our art space at Unit 2 in the Open Market on London Road. Statement from the […]

Guest Blog by George Mind, HOUSE Beinnial

HOUSE Biennial invites audiences to reflect on “the age of Excess” This year holds exciting new ventures for HOUSE, as it moves to an October slot and adopts a biennial format. For those that don’t know it, HOUSE is Brighton and Hove’s curated contemporary art event, running since 2008 and previously taking place in the […]

Guest Blog by Jon Tutton (Tutton and Young)

Image: As Intended BPF17 This year we’re not running the Brighton Art Fair as the Corn Exchange is unavailable due to an extensive restoration but we’ve taken the opportunity to play and organise a show that we’ve been thinking about for some time. Sarah and I have a strong history as printer and printmaker, right from […]

Guest Blog by Phoenix Brighton

Photo Credit: Rock Band by Hannah Forward, one of the Brighton Print Fair exhibitors Peer behind any door at Phoenix Brighton and you’re sure to find something creative happening. Whether it’s work being made by one of our 100+ studio artists in their workshops, an exhibition on display in our ground floor gallery, or a […]

Guest blog by Kay Aplin

Made in Korea Residency While the Made in Korea exhibition was on at The Ceramic House, part of Artists Open Houses, during May and into June, we had two charming and talented Korean artists in residence at The Ceramic House for seven weeks. This is the second residency we have run here and it went […]

Guest Blog by Latest Brighton

I was happy to present the Best Open House Award on behalf of The Latest last week, although it was genuinely a very tough decision. Artists’ ‘open houses’ vary so dramatically, and the longlist decided by the public was strong across the board. How can one compare a house with finely crafted jewellery with another […]

Guest Blog by Grace Eyre

Grace Eyre is a local charity that works with adults with learning disabilities. Our building on Montefiore Road in Hove has been opening its doors to the public by participating in the Artists Open Houses for about 10 years now. During this time we’ve exhibited many of our artists’ work in a wide range of […]

AOH Awards short lists Blog

Best Newcomer Award, sponsored by Handmade at Amazon: The winner is: Sophie Wake – Red Brick House Congratulations to runners up: Anniek Verholt Bright Moon Studio – Imogen di Sapia Fleurs Cottage – Christa Hook   The Best Artists Open House Award, sponsored by The Latest/Latest TV: The winner is: Montefiore Open House     No.9: Seven Dials trail Congratulations […]

The Final Weekend of AOH 2017 Blog

As we head into the final weekend of the 2017 AOH festival, don’t miss out on some fantastic Open Houses! The Ceramic House: Made in Korea, showing the work of 15 South Korean ceramicists, is open for one final weekend at The Ceramic House in the Fiveways trail. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t […]

Holiday Houses Blog!

It’s not over yet! This may be the last weekend of May 2017 AOH but … it’s a three day weekend .. And over 50 fantastic Open Houses are also open on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May. Read more… In the Brunswick Town Trail Venue 5: Sue Penrose Mosaics and Guests is open on Bank Holiday Monday […]

AOH Schools day-Saturday 20th Blog

Melanie Thomas from Varndean School:                ‘We are exhibiting GCSE Art and Technology final pieces as well as sketch books and portfolios. There will be a range of paintings, ceramics, drawings, screen printing, textiles, resistant materials, graphics and much more. As well as work from Year 11 students there will […]

Phoenix Brighton Blog

  Phoenix Brighton, Artists Open Houses 2017 Phoenix Brighton opened its studio doors to the public on Friday 12th May. From the basement to forth floor, it offers a curious and unique glance into the creative work-spaces of painters, visual artists, ceramicists, print makers and many more. Also don’t forget to see two exhibitions North Gallery: Present Tense […]

YMCA Open House Blog

The Artists Open is Houses Festival started with many different opening nights around the city and beyond, all with a great turnout. YMCA DownsLink Group are a part of Hove trail and are now in their second year of being an Open House. YMCA’s private view took place in their headquarters (Hove) on Thursday night. […]

AfricArt Blog

Artists Open Houses talks to AfricArt’s Renate Braimah: AfricArt: 18 Redhill Dr. Brighton BN1 5FH 1-Your Open House is called AfricArt. Can you tell us about your open house artists and the media they use? Our artists are a bit different from those in other houses as most of them come from Africa. Some of […]

Rebel Yarns Blog

Brighton art activist Dani Ahrens, Rebel Yarns answered our questions. See below.   1.Is this the first time you’ve taken part AOH and why did you decide to do it? Yes, this is my first open house. I always enjoy going round the open houses local to me in Hanover. Last year, I noticed knitted and […]