We talk to Karl Allen at Haus of Kaka

  Hi Karl, would you like to tell us a bit about yourself and your own work? My work dives into the tangled emotions around sexuality, the heavy shadows of shame, and the liberating truth of queer life. The work allows for a tactile exploration of identity and memory, layering the old with the new, […]

AOH artist Catherine Grimaldi – Behind the Door

  I’m Catherine Grimaldi, an artist working in painting and textiles. This winter I am excited to be sharing a new body of work called ‘Caves of the Imagination‘ abstracted paintings drawing on inspiration from travels to the cenotes (swimming sink holes) in Mexico as well as the famous Dordoyne Valley of caves in France. […]

Behind the Pink Door

  Walking into a stranger’s house can be scary, especially if you feel like you might not belong. Maybe you feel like you aren’t qualified to enjoy good art, or that you don’t run in the same social circles as the creative home owners. Whatever the reason, our Open House is designed to make you feel […]


Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for an exciting new public art opportunity located at St Aubyns Community Field, Rottingdean. Rottingdean Parish Council are seeking an artist(s) to propose a creative scheme which will integrate with and enhance this new public open space. The commission aims to Provide a welcome and inspiration, […]

Outside In’s ‘Humanity’ is part of Artists Open Houses this winter

Christopher Catto – The Beach Award-winning charity Outside In’s national open exhibition, which features 80 artworks on the theme of ‘humanity’, opens at Hove Museum of Creativity on 25th November 2023 and runs until 21st January 2024, as part of Artists Open Houses this winter.  This represents the final leg of a national tour for […]

Meet The Artist – Clara Wilkinson

Over the next couple of weeks we will be introducing some of the artists and houses who are taking part in the AOH Winter Festival! Make sure you check out our website for full listings and to plan your route.  Clara is opening her seaside Regency home and studio for a third year this Christmas, […]

AOH 2023 Award Winners announced!

All photos: Syl Ojalla The winners of the AOH 2023  Awards were announced on Thursday night at the AOH Awards Night. The event was generously hosted by the Old Ship Hotel AOH Best Open House Award – Sponsored by Latest TV: The nominations were: Vida Active Artists – Hove trail The Red Door – Fiveways trail Art […]

Visitors tell us about their favourite Open House

All photos: Syl Ojalla You tell us what you liked best about your favourite Open House: Vida Active Artists Open House: ‘Great variety of colourful, lively work, friendly welcoming artists, surprising garden with refreshments and live music. Loved it! ‘ ‘Really friendly mix of multi cultural and international artists from as far afield as Mongolia!’ […]

What you loved best about visiting Artists Open Houses!

Ceramic  House (photo: Syl Ojalla) We asked you to tell us what you loved best about visiting Artists Open houses – and here is the really wonderful feedback: ‘I love to see Brighton from different viewpoints and to see the amazing work of artists and artisans that we have locally.’ ‘All of it! Definitely coming […]

Wondering what to do this Bank Holiday Monday – visit Open Houses!

No 35 Meryl Stringell – Still Life with Silver Pot – Ditchling trail  Why not have a day out in the historic Downland village of Ditchling? Located at the foot of Ditchling Beacon and nestled within the South Downs National Park, Ditchling village plays host to a selection of contemporary artists, craftspeople, and designers/ makers, showcasing […]

Take a look at the Sussex Nightstop and AOH artists’ auction!

Lucianna Whittle – Great White AOH talks to Liz Wakefield of Sussex Nightstop: Hi Liz, can you tell us a bit about Sussex Nightstop? Nightstop was a community response, started in Leeds to address homelessness by opening up volunteer homes to young people in need. It started small, but has now become a national movement, […]

And the five Treasure Hunt winners are…!

Last Sunday’s AOH and Brighton Fringe Treasure Hunt was a race tracking clues leading to six Open Houses. The five winners made it round the trail in super quick time – the winner running much of the way between all six houses! And the first prize winner is: Emma from Brighton! Second prize went to: Eleanor […]

Brighton Fringe and AOH Treasure Hunt – Sunday 14th May!

Figment Arts – A Room of Our Own For one day – Sunday 14th May – you can take part in our special Treasure Hunt Day. Our partners at Brighton Fringe are offering five great prizes to the first five successful Treasure Hunters (see below). Follow our Treasure Hunt clues around a trail of six Open Houses […]

Lucianna Whittle tells us about the RAPTURE exhibition at the Regency Town House

The Regency Town House The Rapture exhibitions and programme of talks sound fascinating. Can you tell us about the name and how artists were selected? The name Rapture felt like a really good fit for what we are creating, because it relates to a present-moment experience that is somewhat indefinable yet expansive and exciting. We […]

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 […]

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