The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove
Works by last year’s Artist Open Houses Artist Of The Year Vanessa Conyer, in partnership with Rosie Emerson, are on display in The Old Market’s foyer and Waterloo Room daily during the festival from 11am to 6pm.
Conyer also designed this year’s Artists Open Houses front cover and is one of the ceramists on display at the Ceramic House, in Stanmer Villas, Hove.
Her work with Rosie Emerson uses the mythological figurine of The Three Graces as “a doorway to exploring our own personal goddess archetypes”.
Studio 323 Photography, 32 Palmeira Square, Hove
Alongside an exhibition of his own work, Davis is inviting visitors to have their portraits taken. They will be posted online, and available to purchase as fine art prints.
- To book a session call 01273 771406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
21A Brunswick Square, Hove
The Guide has featured Alex Bamford’s stunning moonlight photography before – taken using a tripod and extremely long shutter speeds.
He is one of nine contemporary artists on display at 21A Brunswick Square.
Friend’s Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton
A rare chance to get a Lee Miller vintage print, in a sale organised by her granddaughter Ami Bouhassane.
Miller, who lived at Farley Farm, Chiddingly towards the last years of her life, was both a Surrealist model for the likes of Man Ray and an acclaimed photojournalist during the Second World War. Images from the Lee Miller Archives will also be on display.
Studio 106, 106 Coleridge Street, Hove
Brazilian-born fine art photographer Andre Lichtenberg has been exhibited in London’s Photographers Gallery, the Barbican Centre and Brazil’s Centro Cultural Sao Paulo.
His work has also been commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine and France’s Le Monde.
72 Ashford Road, Brighton
Sculptor Jo Sweeting’s work can currently be seen by thousands in the west stand reception area of the Amex Community Stadium.
The half-ton Portland stone sculpture Tilt combines 11 seagulls with lines from Ted Hughes’ poem Gulls Aloft. It was commissioned as a gift to Tony Bloom from American Express.
Sweeting will be showing large lettercut bowls, botanical carvings and figurative work, alongside five other artists ranging from wood turners to printmakers.
St Michael’s Church, Victoria Road, Brighton
Dresses recreated in oils from the co-founder of cult fashion label Workers For Freedom. Nott has been inspired by Parisian couture, Japanese kimonos and St Michael’s own vestments.
THE ILLUSTRATED RECIPE
Cameron Contemporary Art, Gallery 40, 40 Gloucester Road, Brighton
Recipes from the Royal Pavilion kitchens by George IV’s own chef Antonin Carême – ranging from mock turtle soup to jugged hare – have provided the inspiration for this group exhibition.
Among those contributing are illustrator and designer Sarah Arnett, Ian Berry who works with discarded jeans to create detailed portraits and urban landscapes, knitter Kate Jenkins famous for her crocheted food, designer and printmaker Ed Kluz and oil painter Kirsty Wither.
- The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm
THE SUNDIAL HOUSE
51 Upper Lewes Road, Brighton
Silver, wood, mosaic, card and even a beer glass have all been used to create a selection of modern sundials by artists Jackie Jones, Rob Stephenson and Marian Gerrett.
LISA’S OPEN HOUSE
18 Belgrave Street, Brighton
Opening for the first year, Lisa Holdcroft is most famous in the city for her Cheeky Guide illustrations. This open house also features a Where’s Wally-style quiz for younger visitors.
122 Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton
Perdita Sinclair has invited artists from the UK, France and Kenya whose work has been seen at the Royal Academy and John Moore Painting Prize to fill her two-bedroom flat with art.
Alongside Sinclair are selections from Nick Carrack, Enzo Marra, Andrew McNaughton and Maguy Seyer.
MASON AND MURPHY
19 Queens Gardens, Brighton
Old school cameras are used to capture the world around us in Brighton-based real film photographer Toby Mason and Margate printed furniture and textile designer Zoe Murphy’s joint exhibition, making its debut at the open houses.
168 King’s Road Arches, Brighton
Perhaps the most condensed Artists Open Houses venue is the Open Studios, which features 16 different artists in one seafront arch, ranging from Guardian award-winning photographer Paul Read to political belly dancer Edina Husanovic.
- Artists Open Houses is at various locations, Brighton and Hove, weekends and bank holiday from Saturday, May 4, to Monday, May 27
- For more information, visit www.aoh.org.uk
- Look out for the Hove Trotter Passport for youngsters and quizzes for older children along the Hove Arts Trail – which covers 14 houses and venues