Blog #14: 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 […]

Blog #13: 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 […]

Blog #12: 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 […]

Blog #11: 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 […]

Blog #10: 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 […]

Blog #9: 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 […]

Blog #8: AOH Awards short lists

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 […]

Blog #7: The Final Weekend of AOH 2017

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!

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 […]

Blog #6: AOH Schools day-Saturday 20th

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 […]

Blog #5: Phoenix Brighton

  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 […]

Blog #4: YMCA Open House

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. […]

Blog #3: AfricArt

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 […]

Blog #2: Rebel Yarns

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 […]

New blog: The Flamingo House

1-Your Open House is called The Flamingo House. Can you tell us about this name and the artist group you’re hosting?  Ha, well my real name is actually Fleming so my family have always been known as the Flamingos, hence why we decided to call our home the Flamingo House. Contraire to popular belief, the […]

Artists Open Houses Launch Party 2017

This year’s Artists Open Houses (AOH) launch party took place at The Old Market, Hove last night with a great turnout from AOH’s exhibiting artists and city VIP’s. The night was also the preview of Penelope Kenny’s fantastic exhibition in The Old Market’s Waterloo Room. Australian born, but long-time Brighton resident, artist Kenny is AOH […]

Handmade at Amazon – AOH 2017 Headline Sponsor

Artists Open Houses is delighted to welcome Handmade at Amazon as our new Headline Sponsor in 2017. “Handmade at Amazon is proud to be supporting local Artists and Artisans through our sponsorship of Artist Open Houses, which is a fantastic showcase of British crafts and entrepreneurship.” Mike Miller, Worldwide Director of Handmade at Amazon. Handmade […]

The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS)

The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) Reimagine The Union Jack for Brighton’s Artists Open Houses Festival in celebration of minority communities that contributed to UK’s legacy The New Union Flag project, by Brighton based artist Gil Mualem-Doron, aims to re-imagine the Union Jack, acknowledging and celebrating the communities that contributed to the UK’s cultural legacy. […]

Venue 41 – Chevalier House

Chevalier House are very proud to be opening for the seventh time in a row, with an eclectic display of fine art and design, including digital art, painting, embroidery, decoupage, and illustration from a group of international artists. You can see Agnes Chevalier’s lifelike embroidered dog portraits (you can even commission one of your own) […]

Venue 31 – New England House

New England House is a centre for some of the most exciting talent in Brighton. It is a diverse community of over 50 creative and entrepreneurial people working under one roof. Now in its 17th year, the December Open Studios Show is the only time in the year when the artists and makers open their […]