Artists' Open Houses and House Festival
Across Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area, more than 250 houses open their doors to display the work of over 1000 artists during Brighton Festival weekends in May, and over 60 houses open in the Christmas season. They offer a wide range of high quality, affordable artworks, which can be purchased direct from the artists and makers.
It is a chance for visitors to socialise with Brighton & Hove's creative community, or study the artworks more privately - everybody receives a warm welcome.
Press Coverage 2010-2013
National Print Press
4 May 2013
Full page article about Artists' Open Houses with one image.
15 May 2010
Double page spread interview with Ann Firth on her Open House, with 4 images
4 May 2013
News item about the painter Annelies Clarke's exhibition, with one image, in the 'Daily Register' Section.
The Evening Standard
21 May 2013
Included in travel feature about the May Festivals in Brighton.
29 May 2011
Artists' Open Houses included in a double page spread about open house projects throughout the country (with two images)
Artists' Open Houses included in 'Ten top sping festivals' feature
29th April 2011
Piece by Jill MacNair
included in an 'Enjoy England' supplement, with an image
18 February 2011
Feature about Artists' Open Houses with an image, included in the supplement Enjoy Britain
Two photographs of ceramic artists included in Kay Aplin's house, with a news item flagging up The Ceramic House as one of a number of Brighton Artists' Open Houses to visit.
Article about Unravelling the Manor House (part of House) with 2 images
Interview with Kay Aplin for ‘My Working Day’ feature.
Feature about Richard Nott's paintings with one image.
An article about Lee Miller archives with two images.
7 May 2010
A 3 page article about Artists' Open Houses, with 3 images
Feature about Alison Hermon's plastic bag dress installations, by Jo Hall
Artists & Illustrators
'In my studio' feature about Ned Hoskins, by Steve Pill
Included in feature about Artists' Open Houses events throughout the country
Preview by Rebecca Wanstall, with images
One and a half page feature about metalwork artists involved in Artists' Open Houses 2011
Metropolitan Magazine (Eurostar Magazine)
Included in feature about Brighton's May festivals
Featured with image in 'The Lady loves...'
Jehane Boden Spiers and her 'Yellow House' included in a large cover article about women running businessesusing their houses.
3 May 2013
Large news item about the painter Annelies Clarke's exhibition with four images.
Tate Patrons Newsletter
Feature on AOH, with an image of 9a Hove Place.
BBC Homes & Antiques
Artists' Open House included in an article on unusual ways to do your Christmas Shopping.
10 May 2012
Listed in 'Things To Do'
16 November 2011
Christmas Artists Open Houses included with image
Artists' Open Houses mentioned an article about Richard Nott.
Review of the two 'House' project 'Still Life' and 'Hangover Square' by Michael Coveney
News item by Jane Stroud with an image
A 3 page article about Helen Holland’s work in Artists' Open Houses, with 7 images
Article by Martin Thomas about 'House' project 'Riders Spoke' by Blast Theory
Included in 'What's on' section
Smart Living Magazine
Artists' Open Houses included in diary-style page
Your Home Magazine
Article about Ben Allen's Open House, with mention of Artists' Open Houses and an image.
7 May 2013
An internet article about Richard Nott's Open House at St. Michael's Church with five images.
24 May 2011
Feature on Artists' Open Houses by Ben Miller
article with images
6 May 2010
Large feature about Artists' Open Houses, with 5 images
25 November 2009
Feature about Artists' Open Houses, with 3 images
Included in feature about three of the best alternative Christmas shopping experiences
Craft Council Website
Feature about Unravelling the Manor House, with an image
Feature about Louise Bristow,Artists' Open Houses artist of the year, with 23 images
Guardian Theatre Blog
16 February 2011
Feature about Sue MacLaine and Jake Spicer's projects for Artists' Open Houses, with an image
feature by Grant Gibson, Editor
This is your Kingdom
Christmas Open Houses included in newsletter
National Broadcast Media
BBC Radio for Woman's Hour
4-5 May 2011
4 minute piece about 'Still Life; An Audience with Henrietta Moraes' ('House' project), with Sue MacLaine and Maggi Hambling in the studio
Regional Print Media
Two page article about the artist J Kay Aplin, architectural ceramics specialist, with two images, as well as a listing for Artist's Open Houses.
Feature with image of J. Kay Aplin, as well as a long listing with large image in the'diary' section.
Full page 'Opening shot' feature, with large photograph and interview with Ned Hoskins
Full page'Opening Shot'feature with photograph of Sue MacLaine as Henrietta Moraes (full page), for her ' House' project; 'Still Life'
Full page with images
Feature, with an image
SO Brighton & Hove Magazine
Article by Nancy Cremore
Listed, with image, in diary section
11 May 2013
Large feature about selected artists with ten images.
3 May 2013
Large feature about thirteen selected artists, with four images.
19 April 2013
News report about Artists' Open Houses Launch, with one image.
8 May 2012
Judy Stevens interviewed as the Brighton Festival representative in article about Bank Holiday activities.
5 May 2012
'Celebrating Sussex' interview with J. Kay Aplin with images
5 May 2012
Half page article with images in Brighton Festival guide.
13 April 2012
Louise Bristow, Artists' Open Houses artist of the year, featured in news section of The Guide.
25 November 2011
Feature on Christmas Artists' Open Houses with two images
28 May 2011
News item about children from Stanford Junior School and their Open House
14 May 2011
Article about Artists' Open Houses celebrating 30 years, including an inteview with Judy Stevens
13 May 2011
Artists' Open Houses app included in general feature about festival apps
29 April 2011
Full page in The Guide, with images.
5 December 2010
23 November 2010
Feature, with image
8-9 May 2010
Article about Cinecity's 'House' project, with 2 images.
The Argus Seven Days Weekend magazine
4 May 2013
One page article about four selected Artist's Open Houses, with 2 images.
19 May 2012
'Personality of the week' front cover and double page spread interview with Richard Nott plus seven images
Sussex Society magazine
Photographs from the Artists' Open Houses Brochure Launch
Personality of the month interview with J. Kay Aplin, architectual Ceramic artist.
feature about Artists' Open Houses Christmas opening with image
Nick Osborn featured in Snap Shots: Large photograph and interview.
5 June 2012
Images from Artists Open House Awards 2012
24 April 2012
Images from Artists' Open Houses Brochure Launch and Louise Bristow Private View.
6 December 2011
Large interview with Judy Stevens plus three images
23-29 November 2010
4 page article about 2010 Christmas Artists' Open Houses, with lots of images
8-14 June 2010
Photographs of Artists Open Houses Award on ‘Latest diary’ page
25-31 May 2010
Feature about Unravelling the Manor House and photographs of HOUSE 'House' project private view on ‘Latest diary’ page
Feature about Regency Town House and the 'House' projects being staged there.
4-10 May 2010
Photos of Artists' Open Houses Launch
27 April – 3 May 2010
Article and a special Artists' Open Houses issue, with 2 full pages of images, maps and schedules
20-26 April 2010
Article about Artists' Open Houses, with 2 images, and also photographs of Ann Firth on Snaps Shots page
Full page feature with 2 images.
Quarter page item with an image
Feature, with image
Sussex South Downs Guide
Information about Ditchling Open Houses included in article about May Festivals
Full page feature about Artists' Open Houses in the Seven Dials area, predominantly focusing on Richard Nott's exhibition at St Michael's Church.
North Laine Runner
Feature with an image
Regional Broadcast Media
7 May 2011
One and a half minute piece about Alison Hermon's Open House, in the context of Artists' Open Houses
BBC Radio Sussex
Several features by Melita Dennett on Artists' Open Houses artists, including interview with Louise Bristow, artist of the year.
7 May 2011
Melita Dennett's interviews with artists were included in bulletins troughout the day. She also conducted several inverviews for Festival Radio and Radio Reverb.
27 December 2010
5 minute interview with Sheila Marshall
Featured Artists' Open Houses with 'through the keyole' style slots (approximately 4: Ralph Levy; Victor's House; Ned Hoskins; Alison Hermon)
A number of features by Jo Youle and Tom Sloane
13 May 2011
Melita Dennett interviewed Ned Hoskins about 30 years of Artists' Open Houses
Coastway Hospital Radio
Janet Lawrence interviewed Judy Stevens
Local and Regional Websites
Two full pages about artists who cycle, plus Judy and Chris,co-director of Artists' Open Houses, with eight images
The Best of Brighton and Hove
Feature on Artists' Open Houses including individual trails with ten images
18 May 2012
Feature with five images
Brighton & Hove Freepress
Two features - one general Artists' Open Houses feature, one focussing on J. Kay Aplin, both with images.
BBC Sussex Website
27 November 2010
Included in ‘Things to do in November – December’ feature
7 May 2011
Three paragraphs about Artists' Open Houses, with logo, included in blog about May Festivals