Artists Open Houses Awards Night!

Faye Bridgewater and Ben Nazarko The AOH Summer Festival 2021 ended in grand style with our Awards Night, generously hosted by The Old Ship hotel. Our wonderful AOH sponsors presented Awards to shortlisted artists in a real celebration of what has been a fantastic Festival month! Mark Tulley and Suzanne Heaven present the Gemini Print Awards […]

Visitors tell us what they liked best about their favourite Open House!

Ceramic House – Photo: Syl Ojalla We asked visitors to tell us which Open Houses they liked the best and why. This is what they told us: ‘The artwork was displayed in a stunning manner. After going to open houses for years this was the first time I have bought art work. Best house I’ve ever […]

A look back at AOH Summer 2021

358 Ditchling Road Open House – Photo: Syl Ojalla Visitors to AOH Summer 2021 tell us what they liked best about visiting the Open Houses in this very unusual year. And we take look at some of the wonderful artwork on offer in the 90+ Open Houses who took part in this summer’s very special festival.   […]

Amy Dury tells us about her Open House – open this weekend only!

  You have recently produced a series of paintings of Woman Artists. How did that come about and where can we see them? I had painted a series of portraits of my female friends over winter on our lockdown walks which was seen on instagram by the people at the Tate, and they thought I […]

Kay Aplin of the Ceramic House tells us about Interbeing

Kay Aplin in front of her Ceramic Wallpaper Peonies installation. Photo: Sophie Sheinwald Hi Kay, This is the Ceramic House’s 10th anniversary of taking part in AOH – and your new exhibition Emptiness is Form sounds really exciting. Can you tell us a bit about the origins of the theme and what the concept of […]

We talk to Anna Harvey at her amazing new Open House – Box House

  Hi Anna – we are delighted that the Box House is part of the AOH festival this year. Can you tell us how you decided to take part? The Box House is run principally by myself and John Goodison, both artists. Although we have been in Brighton thirty years, and often considered the Open Houses, […]

AOH artists’ work on ITV crime drama!

Anna Deamer – Hangover Square Netta’s Flat (Brighton Festival  and HOUSE 2012) We asked artist and set designer, Anna Deamer, and AOH artists Kate Scott and Hannah Forward to tell us how their work appeared in the ITV crime drama ‘Grace’.    We talk to ‘Grace’ set decorator Anna Deamer: Hi Anna, can you tell us […]

ALTERED – AOH exhibition of work by emerging local artists

ALTERED Exhibition – Churchill Square Photo: Syl Ojalla   ALTERED is an exhibition showcasing local emerging visual artists in a pop-up in the Churchill Square shopping centre. The work reflects how the artists experimented, modified or adapted their practices during the lockdown restrictions. The 12 exhibiting artists talk here about their work:   Morag Caister […]

Ceramicist Cadi Froehlich tells us about Pottery Gagliano

Cadi Froehlich Hi Cadi, we’re really pleased that Pottery Gagliano will be taking part in the AOH Festival again this year. Can you tell us a bit about Robert Gagliano, who founded the pottery? Roberto Gagliano has a passion for ceramics and for teaching. He has always been very grateful for the generosity of potters in […]

Sarah Jones, winner of Latest Best Open House Award 2020, talks to us

  Hi Sarah, we’re really looking forward to seeing what Milton House will be doing this year! Have you any new artists exhibiting with you, or any major changes to your Open House this year? I always bring in new artists each year to keep the house interesting.  I change about a third of artists and try […]

Becky Blair, 2021 AOH brochure cover artist, is preparing her Open House…

Photo credit: Emma Lee  Hi Becky, congratulations on being this year’s brochure cover artist! What does it mean to you to be the AOH cover artist? I am so pleased and honoured to have my artwork on the cover of this year’s Artists Open Houses brochure and on publicity around Brighton. I love Brighton and it’s a […]

Yvette at Littlepapa Open House tells us about her Doll’s House project

  Hi Yvette We would love to hear about your Dolls’ House project. Can you tell us about the origins of the ‘derelict dolls’ house’ you were given? And how  the current lockdown circumstances influenced  this project? Hello AOH. Yes, my name is Yvette and I am an artist and a prop maker. Due to stress and […]

Online-Only Open House listings

  What is an Online-only Open House listing? Due to the current circumstances, this year in addition to regular Open House listings, we are also offering Online-only listings for artists who prefer to open their house ‘virtually’ this time.  Online-only listings will receive an eighth page brochure listing as well as full online presence. (After […]

AOH 2020 On the Trail

Milton House – Beyond The Level, New Grounds @ Gallery Lockin – Hove, University Of Brighton – Sculpture Students, Montefiore Artists – Seven Dials, Snug – Seven Dials, Jessica Christie-Miller, Ceramic House – Five Ways, Red Brick House – Kemp Town

Artists Open Houses Winter 2020 Festival Launch Video

Artist David Shrigley tells us about supporting AOH emerging artists via zoom seminars and his advice ‘to just get on with it’; also his student exhibition in his toilet, why artworks belong in the home, how making art makes you happy and he gives us handy tips on how to keep your lino soft in winter!

Brighton Heath and Wellbeing Centre tell us about their Open House: Deep Time

  Your project Deep Time sounds really interesting. Would you like to tell us a bit about it? Deep Time is a partnership with the South Downs National Park. In response to participant feedback, we wanted to expand our Arts and Health social prescribing programme and find new ways for patients to get creative with […]

AOH and University of Brighton student exhibition: We You Me

In an exciting new collaboration, Hanningtons Estate has teamed up with Artists Open Houses, University of Brighton Fine Art Sculpture students and internationally respected artist and local resident, David Shrigley, to showcase a student bursary exhibition  We, You, Me  as part of the AOH Winter Festival.   See more about this collaborative exhibition set in […]

Clare Maria Wood talks about the influence of place on her work…

  Hi Clare – Your work is influenced by nature and landscape. How are the influences of the landscape in which you grew up reflected in your work? I grew up in the North Yorkshire village of Goathland and went to school in Whitby. Surrounded by rugged moorland, my playground as a child, I developed […]

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