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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 […]

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.

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