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Review: Brighton and Hove Artists – New England House 2012

Sam Chivers Brighton Artists Open HousesThursday December 13th

Caught the New England House [46] show today – a trail all by itself, over six floors in an extraordinarily hideous building rejuventated by a colony of artists, craftspeople and small businesses producing out of the units on each floor. A sometimes slightly eerie atmosphere, as Christmas music echoes down the concrete corridors, and quite a lot of mulled wine going on.

On Level 2 I spotted John Dilnot’s insect and bird -inspired prints, especially Startled, his print of glowing green starlings in a tree. Sadly Create photographic studio and gallery opposite were missed off the exhibitor list, so be sure to take a look.

Lots to see on Level 3 [plus cafe] then to Level four. Especially liked Sue Haseltine’s Pink Peony painting here.

Belen Gomez - Jugs - New England House ArtistsLevel 5 featured Sam Williams’ retro prints with a 50s Sci Fi film poster feel, and Jake Spicer’s Draw studio – life drawing classes in an inviting theatrical costume and props atmosphere.

Level 5 Unit 3 is something special – a ceramic studio home to six ceramicists, each so different in style and method, all harmonising together. Rowena Gilbert’s elegant grass-patterned bowls and vases, Linda Calvert’s tall slender white lamps formed from casting the patterns left by the sea on sand and Simon Mathews’ hand thrown ceramics in misty greens and soft blues stood out.

Level 6 – lots more here, especially Dupenny’s naughty 40s’ pin up and burlesque girl drawings covering everything from knickers to a standard lamp, My Little Robot’s cute ceramic robots and some fabulous views over Brighton at sunset. PH

RelatedReview: Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses Christmas 2012 [part 2]

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