Rhoda K Baker tells us about her work and Open Studio at Atelier 51

Rhoda K Baker in her studio Would you like to tell us a bit about the new work you will be showing? I make all sorts of work in different media, but most recently I have been exploring collage,  postcard size images created in series with a specific theme. The latest collection is called ‘The […]

We talk to Raffaella Carillo about her new exhibition, Troublemakers

Naledi Modupi, Bamako   Hello Raffaella Your exhibition Troublemakers sounds very interesting – you describe it as a dialogue between cultures and includes local and African emerging artists, amongst others. Can you tell us a bit more about the artists and how they were selected? As a curator it is important for me to support emerging […]

Preparing for your Open House

  Preparing for your Open House – we answer some artists’ questions I’m planning on sharing costs of taking part in the AOH festival with my artists. What do the costs include? If it’s the first time you’ve held an open house, you may feel slightly tentative about charging your guest artists. But, quite apart […]

AOH artists tell us what they’re up to!

Sandrine Jarnet at Shaftesbury Collective   One-Six-Nine Open House Here (below) is Hiroko Lewis, of Open House One-Six-Nine, at her recent success with the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, along with the Chair, Tony Humpreys. Although both the pictures behind her sold there, you can see more in the same […]

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 […]

Virtual Open House listings

  What is a Virtual Open House listing? If you don’t feel like you want to open your actual house at present, you may like to take part in the AOH festival as a Virtual Open House, with your listing appearing on the AOH website during the  festival period (and subsequently accessibly archived). What do […]

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