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The May 2022 AOH Festival Awards!

The May 2022 AOH Festival Awards event was a great evening generously hosted by The Old Market, Hove   Best Open House Award – sponsored by the Latest The Dog Show Becky Blair and Friends The Ceramic House Debbie Lawrence The winner is: Becky Blair and Friends Nominees for Best Open House: Kay Aplin, Becky Blair, […]

You tell us what you love about Artists Open Houses!

The Dog Show Open House We asked AOH visitors to tell us what they liked best about visiting Artists Open Houses: “I get inspired by the breadth of creativity on display. We have a massive pool of talented artists in our city and surrounding areas. I believe the AOH is the perfect vehicle for promoting […]

Ellie Hipkin tells us about the influences of nature on her life and art

  Your Open House is called the ‘The Nature House’. Would you like to tell us about the reason for this name? My landscapes and seascapes aim to express the profound sense of calm that nature gives me. It’s the atmosphere, the drama, of the natural world that moves me; how it makes you feel. […]

Lucianna Whittle tells us of the fight to save Studio 106

  Hi Lucianna, Studio 106 has taken part in AOH for many years.  Can you tell us a little about the studio and how important it is to its group of resident artists? Studio 106 is a thriving workspace tucked away deep in Poet’s Corner in Hove. The 300sq metre converted factory is home to […]

Artists Open Houses 40th Anniversary launch party!

What a great evening  that was! A big thank you to the Old Ship Hotel for hosting AOH’s first launch party in three years. AOH Brochure Cover artist Gary Goodman gave a great poetry reading! The Ceramic House’s Kay Aplin Fiona McTernan, AOH Festival Manager, with artists Sally and Derek Henry AOH Festival Director, Judy […]

Open Houses open only one or two weekends

Find out which  Open Houses are open for only one or two festival weekends. Make sure you don’t miss them! WEEKEND ONE: 7/8 May Hanover trail: Floppy Toast @ The Pink House Open two weekends only: 7/8 May and 14/15 May A design focused studio, Floppy Toast produces typography inspired art prints and stationery Hove […]

AOH 40th Anniversary exhibitions – artists announced!

For AOH’s May 2022 40th Anniversary, a series of special exhibitions connect through the theme Towards the Light, taken from a title of one of Ned’s paintings and reflecting his concerns with nature and the natural world.  Exhibitions include work of students, emerging artists, neuro-diverse and learning-disabled artists, established AOH artists and some of the […]

Dorota Biniecka invites visitors to combine browsing art with a Downland walk

  Can you tell us about where your Open House is situated and what special added interest it offers to visitors? My Open House is located at the edge of the Downs by Southwick Hill. It feels like a perfect opportunity to invite visitors to combine browsing art with a walk in nature. A large collection of […]

Floppy Toast tell us how they got their name…

  Hi Tracy! This is the first time Floppy Toast has taken part in AOH – can you tell us how you came by your intriguing name? Hello! You aren’t the first to wonder about the name, it generates a lot of conversation which is great.  When first starting out we wanted a name that […]

AOH’s top Fringe picks!

This year, Brighton Fringe 2022 runs from 6 May – 5 June. We’ve showcased our highlights of their exhibitions programme. Take a look, you won’t want to miss these!   Pattern Up Gallery – Presuming Eds, 8 May Winners of Pebble Trust Bursary, Pattern Up is a revolutionary youth lead movement, raising awareness around child exploitation […]

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