Video Chats: Ep. 02 – with Vitamin Sea

In the second of the series, AOH photographer, educator and creative Emily Paxton tells us about Vitamin Sea, a  miniature beach hut installation, co-curated with textile artist Pam Glew. Thirty five European artists have created and painted individual miniature beach huts, reinventing ideas of what a beach hut could be…

Video Chats: Ep. 01 – with Simon Fell

In the first of the series, AOH ceramic artist Simon Fell gives us an insight into how he became vlogger.
He explores the practical processes, structuring and ideas that go into making a good video blog – and how it is surprisingly easy (even for a self-described introvert, as he is!) to talk about the things that really interest you.

Sophie Wake tells us how lockdown has impacted on her creative life

Hi Sophie – We’ve been in lockdown for over two months now. How has the experience affected you and impacted on your creative life? Initially I found the silence of lockdown extremely moving and through the imposed stillness found myself going further into meditative practices. I’ve experienced what feels like a deeper grounding in my […]

Lucy Delano tells us about her lockdown lifeline:  ‘Art and Only Art’

  Hi Lucy  – We’ve been in lockdown for nearly nine weeks. Hopefully we’re slowly coming out of it now, but we’d love to hear about what you have been doing during this period. Can you tell us how your project Art and Only Art came about? My sister and five of her friends set […]

Jan Irvine tells us about her lockdown Portraits For NHS Heroes project

  Hi Jan – We’ve been in lockdown for eight weeks now, would you like to tell us about how your feelings and emotions have changed over this period? It feels like a very long time ago since the lockdown began, and life has taken on a distinctly surreal quality…waking each day to find that, […]

Rose Hill Rebel artist, Lanie, tells us of lockdown life in Senior Housing

Hi Lanie  – It’s May and the Rose Hill Rebels should be exhibiting their work to visitors as part of the Artists Open Houses festival now. Instead we are all two months into lockdown and for many of us, especially older people, a period of lonely isolation.   Can you tell us about the Rose […]

Arts Council England COVID-19 Emergency Funding

  Arts Council England have announced a series of emergency funding packages to support individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector. Arts Council England say: “We are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and we have also changed the funding requirements […]

Statement from The Artists Open Houses Festival

Issued: March 18, 2020 Following careful consideration in response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, we will be postponing Brighton and Hove’s Artists Open Houses Festival, which was due to take place throughout the city and beyond over the month of May 2020. We currently  aim to  reschedule the AOH Festival  for October 2020 . Judy […]

Round-up of first two weekends’ Open House visits (part 2)

… And here are a few more extraordinary Open Houses we visited: Surf and Turf Villa Lucia’s Emporium Red Brick House The Photographer’s Greenhouse Roberto Ponte 11 Rugby Road One-Six-Nine Make sure to catch them all this last weekend of the Artists Open Houses festival All Photos by: I C IMAGE (

Round-up of first two weekends’ Open House visits (part 1)

Here are some of the brilliant Open Houses we visited last weekend: Milton House Amber Elise Northern Lights Art Across the Line Abigail Bowen Adelaide Artists Dion Salvador Lloyd Progressive Synagogue Look at This: Phoenix Gallery This weekend is your last chance to visit all 60 amazing Artists Open Houses – don’t miss out! All […]

Some great Open House PV’s…!

One of the coolest places to be in Brighton last Friday evening must have been at the private view of JJ Waller in Brunswick Street West!   It was a great night too at the Red Brick House private view!   And the wine flowed at The Photographer’s Greenhouse! Have a great Christmas – from […]

AOH talks to Abigail Bowen about ‘Lost Things’

Hi Abigail It’s great to have you taking part in the Christmas Open Houses this year – previously you have taken part in the AOH May Festival. 1. Would you like to tell us a bit about your paintings and your practice in general? I often say that I paint ‘the edge of the rainbow’ […]

Goldie, Pure Evil and Maxim from the Prodigy at: Urban Miniatures Open House!

Hi Emily, we’re delighted you are taking part in the Christmas Artists Open Houses this year. Urban Miniatures sounds really fascinating! Can you tell us a bit about the theme of the exhibition? Urban Miniatures is a unique pop-up exhibition bringing together huge names from the urban contemporary art scene on a tiny scale. Curated […]

Brighton photographer JJ Waller tells us about his work

AOH: Hi JJ, we’re really delighted you are taking part in the Christmas Artists Open Houses this year. This is the first time you’ve taken part in the AOH festival as a solo artist. Can you tell us a bit about the work you will be showing? JJ: I don’t exhibit very often, so selecting […]

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We send occasional information to subscribers of this list about the May and Xmas open houses along with details of how to take part.

We never share your emails with third parties. You can read our Privacy Policy here. By subscribing, you confirm that you agree to the terms and can unsubscribe at any time using the links in our communications.