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Floppy Toast tell us how they got their name…

  Hi Tracy! This is the first time Floppy Toast has taken part in AOH – can you tell us how you came by your intriguing name? Hello! You aren’t the first to wonder about the name, it generates a lot of conversation which is great.  When first starting out we wanted a name that […]

AOH’s top Fringe picks!

This year, Brighton Fringe 2022 runs from 6 May – 5 June. We’ve showcased our highlights of their exhibitions programme. Take a look, you won’t want to miss these!   Pattern Up Gallery – Presuming Eds, 8 May Winners of Pebble Trust Bursary, Pattern Up is a revolutionary youth lead movement, raising awareness around child exploitation […]

The March of 101 Refugees Project

  James Foley at Potters Bar Open House in Kemptown tells us about their project The March of 101 Refugees, raising funds to help those made homeless abroad: “We had an exceptionally successful Brighton Artists Open House at home in Kemptown over three weekends in November and December 2021. When Fiona and the AOH team contacted […]

AOH Winter 2021 – a few festival highlights

Clara Wilkinson Open House. Photo – Syl Ojalla    Northern Lights Open House. Photo – Syl Ojalla    Northern Lights Open House. Photo – Syl Ojalla   One Nine Six Open House. Photo – Syl Ojalla   Northern Lights Open House. Photo – Syl Ojalla   One Nine Six Open House. Photo – Syl Ojalla   […]

Mother and daughter, Joy Fox and Georgia Flowers, co-curate their Open House!

  Hi Georgia. You and Joy, your mother, have both taken part as Open Houses in previous festivals. What’s it like curating an Open House as mother and daughter? It has been a great experience curating the open house together. We are both so passionate about the art we like and displaying it to its best […]

Introducing AOH’s new sponsor: Katherine Richards Art Gallery

Katherine Richards Art Gallery – Collection One display   Artists Open Houses is delighted that Katherine Richards Art Gallery will be sponsoring AOH in 2022. We talk to Katherine Richards: Hi Katherine, would you like to tell us about Katherine Richards Art Gallery and how it came into being? I have been running my interior design […]

Art on the Line – AOH artist Kate Strachan looks back and forwards

  Kate  Strachan, behind the desk at my Artists Open House (in my happy place!) This will be my 9th year opening at Christmas. Previously I’ve curated the show with fellow artist, and neighbour, Shyama Ruffell who lives over the railway line….  hence the name Art Across the Line. This year I’m flying solo so […]

AOH artists tell us what they’re up to!

Sandrine Jarnet at Shaftesbury Collective   One-Six-Nine Open House Here (below) is Hiroko Lewis, of Open House One-Six-Nine, at her recent success with the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, along with the Chair, Tony Humpreys. Although both the pictures behind her sold there, you can see more in the same […]

Rhoda K Baker tells us about her work and Open Studio at Atelier 51

Rhoda K Baker in her studio Would you like to tell us a bit about the new work you will be showing? I make all sorts of work in different media, but most recently I have been exploring collage,  postcard size images created in series with a specific theme. The latest collection is called ‘The […]

We talk to Raffaella Carillo about her new exhibition, Troublemakers

Naledi Modupi, Bamako   Hello Raffaella Your exhibition Troublemakers sounds very interesting – you describe it as a dialogue between cultures and includes local and African emerging artists, amongst others. Can you tell us a bit more about the artists and how they were selected? As a curator it is important for me to support emerging […]

Preparing for your Open House

  Preparing for your Open House – we answer some artists’ questions I’m planning on sharing costs of taking part in the AOH festival with my artists. What do the costs include? If it’s the first time you’ve held an open house, you may feel slightly tentative about charging your guest artists. But, quite apart […]

Artists Open Houses Awards Night!

Faye Bridgewater and Ben Nazarko The AOH Summer Festival 2021 ended in grand style with our Awards Night, generously hosted by The Old Ship hotel. Our wonderful AOH sponsors presented Awards to shortlisted artists in a real celebration of what has been a fantastic Festival month! Mark Tulley and Suzanne Heaven present the Gemini Print Awards […]

Visitors tell us what they liked best about their favourite Open House!

Ceramic House – Photo: Syl Ojalla We asked visitors to tell us which Open Houses they liked the best and why. This is what they told us: ‘The artwork was displayed in a stunning manner. After going to open houses for years this was the first time I have bought art work. Best house I’ve ever […]

Art on the Line – AOH artist Kate Strachan looks back and forwards

Kate  Strachan, behind the desk at my Artists Open House (in my happy place!) This will be my 9th year opening at Christmas. Previously I’ve curated the show with fellow artist, and neighbour, Shyama Ruffell who lives over the railway line….  hence the name Art Across the Line. This year I’m flying solo so have […]

A look back at AOH Summer 2021

358 Ditchling Road Open House – Photo: Syl Ojalla Visitors to AOH Summer 2021 tell us what they liked best about visiting the Open Houses in this very unusual year. And we take look at some of the wonderful artwork on offer in the 90+ Open Houses who took part in this summer’s very special festival.   […]

Amy Dury tells us about her Open House – open this weekend only!

  You have recently produced a series of paintings of Woman Artists. How did that come about and where can we see them? I had painted a series of portraits of my female friends over winter on our lockdown walks which was seen on instagram by the people at the Tate, and they thought I […]

Kay Aplin of the Ceramic House tells us about Interbeing

Kay Aplin in front of her Ceramic Wallpaper Peonies installation. Photo: Sophie Sheinwald Hi Kay, This is the Ceramic House’s 10th anniversary of taking part in AOH – and your new exhibition Emptiness is Form sounds really exciting. Can you tell us a bit about the origins of the theme and what the concept of […]

We talk to Anna Harvey at her amazing new Open House – Box House

  Hi Anna – we are delighted that the Box House is part of the AOH festival this year. Can you tell us how you decided to take part? The Box House is run principally by myself and John Goodison, both artists. Although we have been in Brighton thirty years, and often considered the Open Houses, […]

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