How to watch the Coronation on a cardboard 1950s TV!

  Hi Amanda – It sounds like some interesting things are happening at Rottingdean’s Beacon Hill Windmill! Can you tell us a little bit about your Open House and how it acquired its name – More Tales from the Windmill? Thank you, yes, we are very pleased to be exhibiting inside the Windmill for the third year […]

The AOH Launch – what a great night!

(image credit:Ryan Bollard) A big thank you to all who came to the AOH launch on Thursday – what a great evening it was! Jane Bom-Bane and Eliza Skelton entertained us with songs about Einstein and relativity, whilst wearing a mechanical hat! (image credit:Rowena Easton) AOH brochure cover artist Daisy Jordan’s puppeteering performance was beautiful […]

We talk to AOH brochure cover artist, Daisy Jordan

Hi Daisy,  Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background as an artist? I’m a visual artist, maker and puppeteer, born and raised in Dartford, currently based in Brighton. I studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton from 2006-2009. How did you become a puppeteer? I discovered my love for puppets […]

Preparing for Artists Open Houses! Take an inside look at Jomo Hove

  Have you ever wondered what it’s like getting ready to transform your home into an Open House? Take a look at Jo Moore and Laurence Wallace’s (speeded up) film The Big Hang and get a glimpse into the inside story!   And here is Jomo Hove Open House in action last May! You can visit […]

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and the Preston Park Twins

International artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has preserved one of the iconic Preston Park Twins as a new sculptural celebration of these ancient elms. She exhibits her prints, drawings and small gilded objects in four Open Houses this May (see below for details) in support of  Preston Park Twins project. We talked to Elpida: Can you tell […]

Brighton Fringe: Our top pick of Artists Open Houses this May!

We asked our partners at the Brighton Fringe team for their top picks on a selection of Open Houses they can’t wait to visit during May: A ROOM OF OUR OWN Hanningtons Lane, Brighton, BN1 1GS We can’t wait to visit this open studio based in Hannington’s Lane. The team from Figment arts will be encouraging […]

AOH Awards – shortlists announced!

AOH Best Open House Award – Sponsored by Latest TV: Vida Active – Hove trail The Red Door – Fiveways trail Art in the Purple House – Hanover trail The Studio Gallery -West Hove trail AOH Artist of the Year Award – Sponsored by Gemini Print Sarah Arnett Seana Mercedes Mallen AOH Photographer  of the […]

Open this and next weekend only

  Open Houses open this weekend only (ie 21 & 21): Woofing Fabulous  Coastal trail, 19th-21st May Turner Dumbrell Ditchling trail, 20th & 22nd May Varndean School  Fiveways trail, 20th May Jo Hathaway and Friends  Fiveways trail, 20th & 21st May Phoenix Art Space Hanover trail, 20th & 21st May Faye Bridgewater at the Ballroom  Hanover trail 19th-21st May Clara Wilkinson Hove […]

Vote for: The Gemini Print and AOH Artist of the Year Award!

The 2022 Artist of the Year Award winner- Sarah Jones   As Print Partner to Artists Open Houses, the Gemini Print Group sponsor the Gemini Print AOH Artist of the Year Award. Gemini Print will be selecting one winner and one highly commended artist from AOH May 2023, who will each receive a certificate and […]


Why on earth would anyone open up their house to hundreds of random people over the summery month of May? Surely there are better things to do over peak season in glorious Brighton than locking yourself inside for consecutive weekends. Well, after much debating – we decided to do just that…and as part of Brighton’s Artists […]

Tips for photographing your artwork

Image: Leica, Steven Wilson Why is your brochure image so important?  Your brochure image is your major marketing tool. It is the main factor in attracting visitors to your Open House while browsing the website or the brochure. What should I consider when choosing an image? Your image needs to stand out, using a single […]

Benefits of inviting Guest Artists to exhibit in your Open House

Printwerks Studio, Photo: Syl Ojalla There are many reasons to invite other artists to take part in your Open House with you. These may include: Sharing costs Inviting other artists to exhibit in your Open House with you means you can split the costs, including AOH listing fees, between you. Other costs you will need […]

AOH Winter 2022- we look back at some wonderful highlights

Art on the Line Open House Temple Group Open House Temple Group Open House Art on the Line Open House Art on the Line Open House Debbie Lawrence Open House Debbie Lawrence Open House Debbie Lawrence Open House Faye Bridgwater Open House Faye Bridgwater Open House Faye Bridgwater Open House Faye Bridgwater Open House Northern […]

Four Open Houses opening this weekend only – don’t miss them!

Sewing Collective at 92 Montpelier Road 1.  NickGardner&Co at Gallery40 – is a new Open House for Winter 2022 runs for the last four days of the Festival – 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th December. As a veteran of four open houses, I am delighted to be joined by amazing ceramicist Thea Thompson who’s works were […]

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