Art on the Line – AOH artist Kate Strachan looks back and forwards
Kate Strachan, behind the desk at my Artists Open House (in my happy place!)
This will be my 9th year opening at Christmas. Previously I’ve curated the show with fellow artist, and neighbour, Shyama Ruffell who lives over the railway line…. hence the name Art Across the Line. This year I’m flying solo so have adjusted the name to Art On the Line.
Kate Strachan, in my studio at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. Here I make screen prints and textiles, teach part time and am on the Board of Trustees. Phoenix takes part in Artists Open Houses in the May festival and it’s a wonderful opportunity to come and visit all the artists in their workspaces. Phoenix Open weekend 2022 -21/22 May.
Artists Open House Art Across the Line 2017
I always make a festive window display of some sort, often from unusual or recycled materials…..rubber gloves, old cutlery, paper mache pears and some old decorators ladders!
Festive window Art Across the Line 2018.
THIS YEAR’S WINDOW! (Note name change to Art On The Line)
Kate Strachan – paintings. I’m also represented by Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery in Hove, who have a Winter Group Show as part of AOH.
Curating artwork to match the sofa! Prints by Peeky Free and Oilstick paintings and collage by Sez Carlisle
Cards are a best seller at Christmas. These cards by Peeky Free, watercolours by Emily Jolly, ceramics by Juliet Walters and photo books by JJ Waller.
A bit of sparkle. Ceramics by Juliet Walters
Sculpture, ‘Resting Heads’ by Ingrid Boucher.
Winter 2021. The calm before the storm (literally), just before opening on the first day this year. Despite high winds and freezing temperatures, the sun came out and people started to arrive!
Kate Strachan – limited edition screen prints on vintage textiles and linen tea towels.
And finally- There’s always a few cats in Open Houses! Lola my cat guarding the stairs, not sure she’s happy about her assistant! A Black Cat textile by Maria Tilyard (2017)