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 […]

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 […]

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