The AOH launch got the festival off on a great note at The Old Market!

Entertainment was provided by the amazing Ed Briggs, artist-musician-scientist, Renaissance Man… who, via his specially created decks, turned paintings into sound! Many thanks to the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Brighton Fringe’s Julian Caddy and Val Birchall, BHCC Arts and Culture Programme Director, for their great input. Thanks also to The Old Market for hosting […]

BMECP CENTRE – The Other House

In The Other House you will encounter a haunted home – haunted by social and economic exclusion, wars, gender discrimination and environmental disasters. SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon) and Counterpoints Arts offer an exhibition with dark tones and social consciousness. Twenty five local and international artists exhibit work in photography, painting, installation, performance and talks, including […]

Two solo shows: Ryan Dawson Laight and Mackenzie Bell

See two fascinating solo exhibitions from two very different Open Houses artists… Theatre Designer Ryan Dawson Laight at Studio 17A says: This is the first time I have displayed work in the AOH festival. I’m hoping my house will add a new and exciting flavour to the rich blend of eclectic work already on offer. […]

AOH talks to new Open House, Lenin.Guru

AOH:  Hello Lenin.Guru! Welcome to the Artists Open Houses. Is this the first time you have taken part in the AOH festival? LG: Yes, it is our first time when we take part in AOH. Before we were only visiting places open by others viewing their exhibitions and houses, but this year decided to take […]

AOH talks to artist Idil Bozkurt about her project: New Grounds

AOH: Hello Idil, we’d love to hear about your new project with a group of emerging artists, called New Grounds. Can you tell us about the artists who will be taking part, what kinds of media they work in and how you selected them? Featured image: New Grounds Logo. Photo: Joshua Redfearn   IB: There […]

Artists Open Houses talks to artist and designer, Jehane Boden Spiers

AOH: Hi Jehane – welcome back to Artists Open Houses – we’ve missed you! JBS: Thank you – it’s exciting to be back! I’m opening as a new member of the Fiveways Artist group this year. Our address is 89 Waldegrave Road, Fiveways, BN1 6GJ AOH: When did you first start taking part in the […]

For the first time open house – Toby Mason (Colour Laine)

Preparation – the more you put in, the more you get out! Plan the space that you are going to use to exhibit – wall space, floor space, garden, etc. Think about “gallery” but also the space as your home – important to get the balance right. Cordon off areas that you don’t want visitors […]

Grace Eyre Christmas Open House

Our Christmas exhibition is a festive and inspiring collection of works made by people with learning disabilities. We talked to some of our artists about what they do and why they like to take part in Artists Open Houses. Why do you participate? ‘What we do is sell things and put pictures in the open […]

Guest Blog by Bing Hitchcock Gallery

The Bing Hitchcock Gallery has only been around since May this year, so I’m excited to be part of the Christmas Artists Open Houses. I’d like to thank Grayson Perry (2016 Turner Prize winner) for his wise words. I was lucky to hear Grayson delivered his BBC radio 4 Reith Lecture entitled ‘Playing to the […]

Guest Blog by Emma Stanton – Surf And Turf

SURF AND TURF, 38 Braemore Road, Hove BN3 4HB So I just cleared the last remnants of fireworks from the garden and swiftly reached for the boxes of Christmas decorations …Because it ’s Open House Season !! I have been doing Open House at Christmas for 6-7 years and rather like having a baby, […]

Guest Blog by Lisa Wolfe – Stanley Road Store

Earlier this year I was at the National Portrait Gallery looking at Claude Cahun’s tiny photographs of herself impersonating things, and the gigantic photographs of Gillian Wearing disguised as other people, when a bell rang in my head. For the past 31 years, Peter Chrisp and I have dressed up, posed against a home-made set, […]

Guest Blog by Dan Mackey – 11 Rugby Road

11 Rugby Road’s first Open House was back in 2011 and since then we have enjoyed putting our own spin on making a fun house to visit and explore. Before moving to Brighton, the Open Houses here had always been a draw to visit Fiveways as the birthplace of the concept. It still remains the […]

Guest Blog by Sam Toft – Little Mustard Shop & Dog and Bone Gallery

I’ve been participating in Brighton Artists Open Houses since my old dog was a pup… so that’s almost 16 years ! AOH are one of the things that make Brighton such a special place to live. These and the Brighton May Festival, Gay Pride, the the Naked Bike Ride -to name big a few- help […]

Guest Blog by Grace Eyre

As always our many artists at Grace Eyre have been busy working on individual and group projects over the last couple of months. Our print group has been making final adjustments to the work for the new exhibition in our art space at Unit 2 in the Open Market on London Road. Statement from the […]

Guest Blog by George Mind, HOUSE Beinnial

HOUSE Biennial invites audiences to reflect on “the age of Excess” This year holds exciting new ventures for HOUSE, as it moves to an October slot and adopts a biennial format. For those that don’t know it, HOUSE is Brighton and Hove’s curated contemporary art event, running since 2008 and previously taking place in the […]

Guest Blog by Jon Tutton (Tutton and Young)

Image: As Intended BPF17 This year we’re not running the Brighton Art Fair as the Corn Exchange is unavailable due to an extensive restoration but we’ve taken the opportunity to play and organise a show that we’ve been thinking about for some time. Sarah and I have a strong history as printer and printmaker, right from […]

Guest Blog by Phoenix Brighton

Photo Credit: Rock Band by Hannah Forward, one of the Brighton Print Fair exhibitors Peer behind any door at Phoenix Brighton and you’re sure to find something creative happening. Whether it’s work being made by one of our 100+ studio artists in their workshops, an exhibition on display in our ground floor gallery, or a […]

Guest blog by Kay Aplin

Made in Korea Residency While the Made in Korea exhibition was on at The Ceramic House, part of Artists Open Houses, during May and into June, we had two charming and talented Korean artists in residence at The Ceramic House for seven weeks. This is the second residency we have run here and it went […]

Guest Blog by Latest Brighton

I was happy to present the Best Open House Award on behalf of The Latest last week, although it was genuinely a very tough decision. Artists’ ‘open houses’ vary so dramatically, and the longlist decided by the public was strong across the board. How can one compare a house with finely crafted jewellery with another […]

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