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 […]