Artists Open Houses Winter Festival 2022

Blue Angel, Scoffin, Northern Lights, 29 Lancaster Rd, Brighton, BN1 5DG

November 26|27, December 3|4, December 10|11
Download the brochure from 1 November at

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Artists Open Houses Winter 2022 is a special edition. Fifty-three houses across the Brighton and Hove area will be opening their doors to the public. The focus of the winter festival is Christmas, with venues selling a range of artworks and handmade crafts as unique gifts. When buying from AOH for Christmas you are safe in the knowledge that your money is going straight to the maker, and that you are supporting artists’ careers in the process.

There is a fantastic choice of work to buy this Christmas, including ceramics, textiles, paintings, jewellery, original prints and many other artworks by both emerging and established artists. At AOH you have the opportunity to see artwork in a domestic setting and meet the artist or maker too.

Many of the houses also offer festive fayre too, creating a warm atmosphere to make the whole Christmas shopping experience interesting, pleasurable and unhurried.



Artists Open Houses
Artists Open Houses (AOH) helps artists connect with audiences in self-curated, non-traditional art spaces; which means usually (but not exclusively) artists’ own homes. To this end they co-ordinate and promote open house festivals, during May alongside the Brighton and Fringe Festivals, and a Winter festival in November/ December. Involvement in AOH festivals is open to anyone living within the 01273 landline telephone code area. The ethos is inclusive rather than selective, encouraging participation from artists and makers of all ages, at all stages of their careers and from all parts of the community, including school and college students and artists who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised from the art world mainstream.

AOH is also commemorating a long history of education partnerships, and students and emerging artists are especially welcome this year. Many of its founders were working in the region’s art colleges when the movement began in the 1980s; they recognised the enormous benefits that working on projects alongside professional artists brings to art students. AOH is pleased to continue to provide this platform to support students and graduates following the disruption of the pandemic.

Artists Open Houses Winter 2022 Festival runs for three weekends:
November 26|27, December 3|4, December 10|11
(Houses may open for a selection of these dates)
Instagram: @artistsopenhouses
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AOH is proud to partner with ROSA Magazine, Hamptons International, Lawrence Art Supplies and Gemini Print Group.

Press Contacts:
Jessica Wood and Holly Finch [email protected] and [email protected]
Tel: 07939 226988

Examples of one-off handmade Christmas Gifts for sale at AOH Winter 2022 Festival
There are hundreds of original, one-off, handmade and beautiful items for sale at the AOH Winter Festival 2022. Download the full brochure to see what’s on offer and to plan a trail. Here is a handful of examples that could be just right for Christmas gifts:

Ceramics by Nicola Gillis | Faye Bridgwater, venue 48
10 Dawson Terrace, Brighton BN2 OEL

Nicola Gillis’ pottery features calligraphic details and is inspired by Japanese tableware. Each piece is unique and made from stoneware clay.

Stoneware Clay Mugs, £28-£35

Stone clay mug £28 – £35

A one-off textile by Bob & Eve | Number 57, venue 50
57 Queen’s Park Rise, Brighton BN2 9ZF

Bob & Eve’s hand-tufted typography-inspired designs are being bought up by celebrities and will brighten up your home too.


Small Nick Cave, £450.
A screen-print from Steven Wilson Studio | Number 57, venue 50
57 Queen’s Park Rise, Brighton BN2 9ZF

Screenprints by Steven Wilson Studio (Steven Wilson and Pedro Cardoso), whose works form part of the permanent collection at the V&A. Their design studio collaborations include Karl Lagerfeld, Hermes and Calvin Klein.

Leica, screen print. 100 x 100cm, £400 (UF) £600 (F)
A Print by Hannah Forward | The Studio Gallery, venue 7
3 Westbourne Grove, Hove BN3 5PJ

Hannah Forward’s prints have twice been selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and were recently featured in The Guardian.

Walkers, Linocut, £50
A photograph by Matt Henry | Matt Henry Photography, venue 17
Flat 2, 37 Brunswick Place, Hove BN3 1ND

Matt Henry (b. 1978) makes fictional narratives using a sequence of photographs. His works have been described as ‘stills from an imaginary film’ and are exhibited internationally, held in both private collections and museums.

The Trip #9 (2015), 152cm x 109cm. Archival Inkjet Print. Edition 6 of 6. £3500 (small version £2000)
Ethical Knitwear by Jo Cranston | The Studio Gallery, venue 7
3 Westbourne Grove, Hove BN3 5PJ

This is where to get your winter hats, gloves and scarves. All ethically sourced and made from lambswool.

A selection of Jacquard Scarves, £89 each, Acid Drop hat at £55 and gloves at £48.

A painting by Debbie Lawrence | Debbie Lawrence, venue 49
204 Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9YD

Debbie Lawrence won joint third at last year’s Best Open House Award. Her paintings often depict sea swimmers and evoke feelings of immersion within solitary landscapes.


Download the AOH Winter 2022 Festival Brochure

(available online from 1 November 2022)