Ned Hoskins believed in encouraging young artists. He was an inspirational tutor and took the work of young artists very seriously, inviting students and fellow artists’ children to exhibit in his Open House. Nurturing the next generation of artists was crucial.
Reflecting Ned’s concern, this exhibition invited artists just setting out on their creative practices to submit work connecting to the theme Towards the Light. A title taken from one of Ned Hoskins’ paintings.
In recognition of the difficulties that the last two years has brought to exhibition making, especially for those in the early stages of their careers, this exhibition seeks to showcase new or recent works by emerging artists in the Brighton and Hove area, reflecting ways in which they have continued to create and push boundaries despite recent challenges.
All the artists exhibiting in this exhibition are within the first three years of developing their practice.
Louise Ward Morris
Exhibition curated by:
Claire Wearn Independent Creative Producer & Curator
This exhibition is supported by HOUSE Biennial
Ned taught me how to hang paintings, cut mounts and build frames. The whole thing inspired me to go into the Arts as well and years later, when I’d been to art school, I exhibited at his open house which was a huge honour as I knew he wouldn’t have offered me a space if my work wasn’t good enough!
Cass Hoskins – Ned Hoskins’ daughter
Watching Ned selling his paintings is probably what launched my career in marketing. I remember the time as a little girl I once told a hesitant buyer to “put your money where your mouth is”, a phrase I’d learned from Ned. That was my first ever sale and Ned was so delighted he gave me commission.
Jess Holloway Dyker- Ned’s stepdaughter and occasional sales assistant