The 2014 Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival kicks off next weekend (Saturday 29th). Over the next three weekends artists all over the city will be opening up their homes and studios, showing a really diverse selection of artworks from paintings, photography and ceramics to fashion and jewellery.
Some of this years highlights include:
- FortyTwo, 42 Hampstead Road, Brighton, BN1 5NG
For her first Artists Open House jewellery designer Vivienne Ridley has gathered together an enticing selection of artists and designers including Sarah Arnett (Modern Love), Swedish interiors label One Must Dash and jeweller Alexa de Castilho (as featured in Harpers Bazaar and Vogue). Also expect author readings and live music.
- Brighton Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton, BN1 4JU
The newly refurbished Brighton Open Market opened in June 2014 and is now home to a wide range of artists and makers including the much lauded illustrator Zara Wood, aka Woody – whose Star Gaze collection for Topshop became their most successful artist range ever launched.
- 2 Knoyle, 2 Knoyle Road, Brighton, BN1 6RB
2 Knoyle will be filling their spacious rooms with over 12 talented local artists including Kate Osborne (below). A must is a visit to ceramicist Angela Evans’ artist studio, hidden away at the end of the garden.
For more information visit www.aoh.org.uk