Rebel Yarns Blog

Brighton art activist Dani Ahrens, Rebel Yarns answered our questions. See below.   1.Is this the first time you’ve taken part AOH and why did you decide to do it? Yes, this is my first open house. I always enjoy going round the open houses local to me in Hanover. Last year, I noticed knitted and […]

The Flamingo House Blog

1-Your Open House is called The Flamingo House. Can you tell us about this name and the artist group you’re hosting?  Ha, well my real name is actually Fleming so my family have always been known as the Flamingos, hence why we decided to call our home the Flamingo House. Contraire to popular belief, the […]

Artists Open Houses Launch Party 2017

This year’s Artists Open Houses (AOH) launch party took place at The Old Market, Hove last night with a great turnout from AOH’s exhibiting artists and city VIP’s. The night was also the preview of Penelope Kenny’s fantastic exhibition in The Old Market’s Waterloo Room. Australian born, but long-time Brighton resident, artist Kenny is AOH […]

Handmade at Amazon – AOH 2017 Headline Sponsor

Artists Open Houses is delighted to welcome Handmade at Amazon as our new Headline Sponsor in 2017. “Handmade at Amazon is proud to be supporting local Artists and Artisans through our sponsorship of Artist Open Houses, which is a fantastic showcase of British crafts and entrepreneurship.” Mike Miller, Worldwide Director of Handmade at Amazon. Handmade […]

The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS)

The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) Reimagine The Union Jack for Brighton’s Artists Open Houses Festival in celebration of minority communities that contributed to UK’s legacy The New Union Flag project, by Brighton based artist Gil Mualem-Doron, aims to re-imagine the Union Jack, acknowledging and celebrating the communities that contributed to the UK’s cultural legacy. […]

Venue 41 – Chevalier House

Chevalier House are very proud to be opening for the seventh time in a row, with an eclectic display of fine art and design, including digital art, painting, embroidery, decoupage, and illustration from a group of international artists. You can see Agnes Chevalier’s lifelike embroidered dog portraits (you can even commission one of your own) […]

Venue 31 – New England House

New England House is a centre for some of the most exciting talent in Brighton. It is a diverse community of over 50 creative and entrepreneurial people working under one roof. Now in its 17th year, the December Open Studios Show is the only time in the year when the artists and makers open their […]

Venue 56 – Rosie Wooldridge Photography

Rosie Wooldridge is passionate about photography, with a special interest in children’s portraiture in natural light and outdoor locations. She is taking part in AOH for the first time this year. Rosie is showing her exhibition “Images of Childhood” – a series of portraits with stories and drawings of childhood told from the voices of […]

Venue 44 – 99

99 has been taking part in Artists Open Houses for 11 years. Over the years they have built up a core of artists who get on with well and they also include new artists every time to keep things fresh. During the festival, they are looking forward to seeing lots of happy satisfied customers who […]

Venue 26 – William Collier House BYMCA

William Collier House BYMCA is opening its door for one day only, this Saturday the 10th of December. This is the first time they have taken part in Artists Open Houses. Hélène Begg tells us more about the exhibition and what they are most looking forward to on Saturday: “We will have a broad selection […]

Cat-tastic festival

Images credit: Heidi Kuisma @HeidiKuisma Judging by the number of both living, breathing and usually sleeping cats and the artwork depicting cats, this Christmas’ Artists Open Houses is truly cat-tastic. Take a look: Venue 23, Oshun Oxtra at Blackwood Venue 33, Art Across The Line Venue 25,  Party Animals at Unlimited Venue 46,  The Stanley Road Store […]

Meet some of the makers

This year’s Artists Open House Christmas Festival includes 450 artists. When visiting the houses, make sure you take time to chat with the artists too to find out more about their work. You never know what you’ll find out. Here are some of the artists. Images credit: Heidi Kuisma @HeidiKuisma   Venue 28 – Rhoda K Baker […]

Venue 28 – Atelier 51

Atelier 51 has been part of AOH on and off in different venues for 20 years or more. This is their third exhibition in their current venue on Providence Place. The Atelier has four open studios, curated by four different people. When asked what they are most looking forward to during the festival, Jon Tutton […]

Geometric jewellery in venue 21

Christmas Boutique brings together a selection of work from local talent, ranging from prints and jewellery, to ceramics, and more. One of the artists exhibiting is a jeweller, Laila Smith. She designs and makes elegant geometric jewellery. Venue 21, Christmas Boutique Take a look below behind the scenes to find out how she creates:

Sunday in pictures – Weekend 1 of AOH Xmas 2016

Photo credit: Heidi Kuisma @HeidiKuisma Venue 28,  ATELIER 51 Venue 46, The Stanley Road Store Venue 44, 99 Ditchling Rise Venue 45, Glass In Fusion Venue 27,  MADE (Make-Art-Drink-Eat) Venue 25, Party Animals at Unlimited Venue 23, Oshun Oxtra at Blackwood

AOH Venue 29 raises awareness of AIDS and HIV

When walking past the New Steine Gardens in Kemptown, you can see a cast bronze sculpture that depicts two intertwined figures, one male and one genderless, that soar up towards the sky. Many have seen it, but how many know the deeper meaning behind it? The sculpture is in fact an AIDS Memorial Sculpture by […]

No 40 – TheBigForest Emporium

From Brighton Blokes to Santa Bears, Michael from TheBigForest Emporium shares what visitors should be expecting in their house. “We call ourselves silly artist makers and we love making people smile and laugh when they see our work. We send our work all over the world. This year it has been featured in the Sunday Times Magazine […]

Oshun Oxtra – Christmas AOH2016

How many times have you exhibited at AOH? What advice would you give to others thinking about being part of AOH? We’ve done 5 AOH festivals and this Christmas will be our sixth. When we did our first open house, we did it with a view that we wouldn’t get many visitors and wouldn’t sell […]

Photography as Social Practice

Exhibition of radical photography at SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon Part of Brighton Photo Fringe. Opening October 1st 16:00-18:00 (including a opening speech by the Mayor Of Brighton, Pete West) Talks and workshops October 15th 16:00-18:00 Opens throughout October every Monday, Friday, Saturday 12:00-18:00 Socially engaging photography exhibit juxtaposing identity with global conflicts and […]

SEAS – Participants of May 2016 Festival

What attracted you to taking part in the Artist Open Houses festival and what were the major benefits  produced by taking part? I wanted opportunities for exposure to my new home-gallery. I also benefitted from media PR, new audiences and connections with other artists, the exposure to new audiences and the possibility to give talks […]

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