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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 […]

AOH Video Chats Ep.16- In conversation with Beth Troakes

Beth Troakes and Idil Bozkurt discuss how their New Grounds young artists’ exhibition at Gallery Lock In explores the theme of Body/Nobody in a dialogue between virtual and physical spaces. It asks the question does digital bring the world closer together or push us further apart – and considers the ultimate importance of physical connectedness.

AOH Video Chats Ep.13 – In conversation with Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson from Figment Arts tells us about their exhibition Home; what home means to them and being stuck in during lockdown. Artists show wallpaper, a model of a home made of paper, performance poetry and comic book art – all in Shoreham’s SOLD Charity Shop, staffed by learning disabled volunteers. All sales go to support Figment Arts and their learning disabled artists’ group.

AOH Video Chats Ep.14 – In conversation with David Shrigley

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!

AOH Video Chats Ep.12 – in conversation with UoB students

University of Brighton sculpture students, Ainoa Burgos Gonzalez and Liberty Cheverall, talk about how both the lockdown experience and David Shrigley workshops have impacted upon the work they are making for their AOH exhibition We, you, me – and how they remain optimistic for the future.

AOH Video Chats Ep.11 – in conversation with Kay Aplin

AOH ceramic artist and curator Kay Aplin tells us about JOY, her new exhibition for the AOH Autumn / Winter festival, named for respected Danish ceramic artist Sten Lykke Madsen. Kay explains how the exhibition reflects the spontaneity, improvisation and intuitiveness integral to Sten’s life and work, through his own and other European ceramic artist’s work; and how improvised sound art from Aural Detritus adds a cross disciplinary aspect to the show. Plus Kay gives you a sneak preview tour of the amazing Ceramic House exhibition.

AOH Video Chats Ep.10 – in conversation with Sophie Wake

AOH 2020 brochure cover artist Sophie Wake welcomes us to her world and tells us how the last few months have been one of the most exciting times of her life; how lockdown unleashed a new heart-based freedom and raw spontaneity in her work; about Statues in the Heavenly Garden her new paintings exploring the human condition of stuck-ness and flow; about her hope for change in the future and painting on the kitchen table with her mum.

Video Chats: Ep. 09 – with Amanda Rosenstein Davidson

Amanda Rosenstein Davidson tells us about the happiness and sadness of lockdown, reconnecting with nature and the loss of close friends. How the act of painting became a place of solace, stillness and quietness, of seeing and being – with time to explore the life of her father – a ship’s florist aboard a 1920’s luxury cruise liner – in a series of new paintings.

Video Chats: Ep. 08 – with Faye Bridgwater

AOH artist Faye Bridgwater tells us about the alternating creative crush and whoosh of lockdown, including winning two prestigious art prizes; the joys of escaping the daily news though painting and exploring the inspirational Sussex countryside around her home; making new movable ceramic landscapes for her AOH Autumn/Winter solo Open House show – and finally getting the kids back to school!

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