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 […]

Venue 56 – Rosie Wooldridge Photography

Rosie Wooldridge is passionate about photography, with a special interest in children’s portraiture in natural light and outdoor locations. She is taking part in AOH for the first time this year. Rosie is showing her exhibition “Images of Childhood” – a series of portraits with stories and drawings of childhood told from the voices of […]

Venue 44 – 99

99 has been taking part in Artists Open Houses for 11 years. Over the years they have built up a core of artists who get on with well and they also include new artists every time to keep things fresh. During the festival, they are looking forward to seeing lots of happy satisfied customers who […]

Venue 26 – William Collier House BYMCA

William Collier House BYMCA is opening its door for one day only, this Saturday the 10th of December. This is the first time they have taken part in Artists Open Houses. Hélène Begg tells us more about the exhibition and what they are most looking forward to on Saturday: “We will have a broad selection […]

Cat-tastic festival

Images credit: Heidi [email protected] Judging by the number of both living, breathing and usually sleeping cats and the artwork depicting cats, this Christmas’ Artists Open Houses is truly cat-tastic. Take a look: Venue 23, Oshun Oxtra at Blackwood Venue 33, Art Across The Line Venue 25,  Party Animals at Unlimited Venue 46,  The Stanley Road Store […]

Meet some of the makers

This year’s Artists Open House Christmas Festival includes 450 artists. When visiting the houses, make sure you take time to chat with the artists too to find out more about their work. You never know what you’ll find out. Here are some of the artists. Images credit: Heidi [email protected]     Venue 28 – Rhoda K […]

Venue 28 – Atelier 51

Atelier 51 has been part of AOH on and off in different venues for 20 years or more. This is their third exhibition in their current venue on Providence Place. The Atelier has four open studios, curated by four different people. When asked what they are most looking forward to during the festival, Jon Tutton […]

Geometric jewellery in venue 21

Christmas Boutique brings together a selection of work from local talent, ranging from prints and jewellery, to ceramics, and more. One of the artists exhibiting is a jeweller, Laila Smith. She designs and makes elegant geometric jewellery. Venue 21, Christmas Boutique http://aoh.org.uk/house/christmas-boutique-2/ Take a look below behind the scenes to find out how she creates:

Sunday in pictures – Weekend 1 of AOH Xmas 2016

Photo credit: Heidi [email protected] Venue 28,  ATELIER 51 http://aoh.org.uk/house/atelier-51-2/ Venue 46, The Stanley Road Store http://aoh.org.uk/house/the-stanley-road-store-2/ Venue 44, 99 Ditchling Rise http://aoh.org.uk/house/99-3/ Venue 45, Glass In Fusion http://aoh.org.uk/house/glass-in-fusion-3/ Venue 27,  MADE (Make-Art-Drink-Eat) http://aoh.org.uk/house/made-make-art-drink-eat/ Venue 25, Party Animals at Unlimited http://aoh.org.uk/house/party-animals-at-unlimited/ Venue 23, Oshun Oxtra at Blackwood http://aoh.org.uk/house/oshun-oxtra-at-blackwood/

AOH Venue 29 raises awareness of AIDS and HIV

When walking past the New Steine Gardens in Kemptown, you can see a cast bronze sculpture that depicts two intertwined figures, one male and one genderless, that soar up towards the sky. Many have seen it, but how many know the deeper meaning behind it? The sculpture is in fact an AIDS Memorial Sculpture by […]

No 40 – TheBigForest Emporium

From Brighton Blokes to Santa Bears, Michael from TheBigForest Emporium shares what visitors should be expecting in their house. “We call ourselves silly artist makers and we love making people smile and laugh when they see our work. We send our work all over the world. This year it has been featured in the Sunday Times Magazine […]

Oshun Oxtra – Christmas AOH2016

How many times have you exhibited at AOH? What advice would you give to others thinking about being part of AOH? We’ve done 5 AOH festivals and this Christmas will be our sixth. When we did our first open house, we did it with a view that we wouldn’t get many visitors and wouldn’t sell […]