AOH 2019 Xmas Launch @My Brighton Hotel

The 2019 Artists Open Houses Christmas festival got off to a glamorous start at the super cool My Hotel Brighton’s Merkaba! Massive thanks to our wonderful Sponsors at My Brighton Hotel for hosting such a great event! Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Mark Tulley: Gemini Print, Martin and Monica Lawrence: Lawrence’s Print Supplies, William […]

Artists Seeking Houses

Be a Guest Artist in the Artists Open Houses Festival Do you live outside the (01273 telephone code) area but want to participate in AOH? Or would you like to exhibit and sell your work but are not able to open your own house? You can join the AOH directory of Artists Seeking Houses and […]

Donate your unused art materials to the AOH Art Materials Bank

Do you have drawers full of old art materials? Lots of people do! Artists Open Houses offer you the perfect way to clear out your cupboards and help artists in need. Many Open Houses include artists who have experienced periods of homelessness or are vulnerably housed, as well as those in recovery from drug and […]

Jan Burgess meets portrait artist Jane Palmer

Jan Burgess, SOL Design Collective’s founder met with portrait artist Jane Palmer to talk about her love of portrait painting, commissions, opening her house to exhibit and future plans since winning AOH Artist of the Year… I first met Jane Palmer when she came along to our popular pricing workshop. Jane is a figurative artist […]

AOH 2019 Awards Night: Winners Announced!

The AOH Awards Night on Monday was a fantastic event. A big thank you to MyBrighton for hosting the evening and to all our wonderful sponsors for selecting such great winners and presenting generous Awards. Congratulations to all the brilliant artists nominated for this year’s Awards. Latest Best Open House Award  The nominees were: 11 […]

Final weekend roundup! Here are some of the Open Houses we visited:

20 Fabulous Years Fiveways Trail Adelaide Artists Brunswick Town Trail Art In Bloom Hove Trail Brighton Etch Corner House Beyond The Level Trail Brunswick Basement Brunswick Town Trail Jehane’s Open House Fiveways Trail Milton House Beyond The Level Trail Rex Matthews Fiveways Trail The Jewellery Workshop Brunswick Town Trail The Secret Garden  Hove Trail The Secret Garden – At 142 Fiveways Trail Travelling Tales Brunswick Town […]

Justlife Creative Open House – supporting artists who’ve experienced homelessness.

Could you tell us a bit about Justlife Creative? Justlife is a charity providing support to people who are close to the streets across Brighton and Hove. Our team helps them to progress towards safe, healthy and stable lifestyles, through developing positive relationships, re-building trust in services and ultimately believing in them as individuals. Last […]

We talk to Gil Doron about: Limbo at BMECP and catch up on Sarah Watson’s portraits

Hi Gil. Your exhibition at BMECP is called Limbo. Could you tell us about the ideas behind this theme? Limbo characterizes our present times, where Limbo conditions are, unfortunately, engulfing the lives of many of us.  Since the Brexit referendum Britain has been in a state of Limbo, with British people, industries, universities and art […]

We talk to Creative Future – making art more diverse

Could you tell us a bit about Creative Future? Creative Future was established in 2007 with the aim of making the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in. A national charity based in Brighton, we specialise in working with under-represented artists. We provide skills training, mentoring, exhibiting, promoting and publishing opportunities […]

Last weekend to visit YMCA Open House, Brighton’s largest housing provider

This is the last weekend that you can visit Brighton YMCA’s Open House on the Artists’ Open House trail. The exhibition features outstanding work by artists residing at Brighton YMCA, Brighton and Hove’s largest housing provider. Here is what Alex, one of the clients who was involved in putting together the exhibition, said: ‘Over sixty artworks will […]

New Grounds:Fake/Make – we talk to curator Idil Bozkurt

Hi Idil Can you tell us about your New Grounds exhibition Fake/Make – where does the name comes from? The name comes from the phrase ‘fake it until you make it’ as many of us must have heard it at some point in our life. The phrase has a reasonably long history.  Its early uses […]

Brochure cover artwork by Hannah Forward – and AOH Marketing

We are loving seeing the May 2019 AOH brochure cover illustration by Hannah Forward on posters, lamppost sleeves and dispensers all around the city  – as well as on the digital MAXX screen at the top of North Road. We think her brochure cover illustration is really clever and works brilliantly well on all the […]

We talk to Lucy Delano at Studio55

Hi Lucy – it’s great to have you back in the AOH festival. Thank you – lovely to be back! Whereabouts is your Open House? studio55 is at 55 Woodruff Avenue Hove, BN3 6PH. It’s within a couple of minutes’ walk of Hove Park, about ten minutes on foot from Hove Station and on bus […]

Commemorating Victor Stuart Graham

Photo: Victor Stuart Graham, centre left, wearing shorts We are really sad to hear of the death of Victor Stuart Graham earlier this week. Victor exhibited his driftwood boats and assemblages at very many Artists Open Houses over many years and was greatly loved by so many people. We will all miss him. In Victor’s […]

Encounters: the 2018 Best Open House – and picture gallery from weekend 2

Encounters  Winners of Best Artists Open House 2018 We visited the amazing Encounters, in the West Hove trial. Encounters were winners of the 2018 Best Open House Award. And here is a round-up of other really great Open Houses we went to last weekend: Ruth Mulvie @ 1 Courtyard Lane Ruth Mulvie is exhibiting her […]

Influences and Inspiration at South Heighton Pottery

We visited South Heighton pottery, near Newhaven, in the Coastal trail where, alongside Chris Lewis’s beautiful ceramics, there is a special exhibition of textiles and earthenware pots. These pots and textiles, which are from Africa, Asia, Oceania and Americas, have been collected by Chris over many years and have provided inspiration for his work. A […]

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