Lockdown

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 […]

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