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Review: Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses Christmas 2012 [part 3]

Saturday December 15th (Map and artist profiles at the AOH listings site) Today kicked off with a walk along the seafront between the piers. The old fisherman’s workshops in the arches under the road opening onto the beach have been sympathetically restored and colonised by cafés and artists, many open all year round. We visited … Continue reading

Review: Brighton and Hove Artists – New England House 2012

Thursday 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 … Continue reading

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

December brings a smaller Artists’ Open House Festival to Brighton and Hove, with fifty-four houses and venues opening across the city this year to showcase the best in art and craft for Christmas. Browse hand-made presents, cards and decorations in peaceful surroundings away from the high street and be sure to find something very different … Continue reading

Review: Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses 2012 [Part 1]

One of the biggest UK festivals of artists’ open houses takes place throughout May every year in Brighton, East Sussex. Other similar events happen in other areas of the UK, including Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Leicester, Manchester, Oxford, Stroud, Somerset and Worthing.The website Artists’ Open Houses aims to promote the Artists’ Open House movement and … Continue reading

Mister Night Sky

Mister Night Sky (for Sir Patrick Moore) December 2012 This began as a simple ‘Man in the Moon’ picture, then I added a satellite. A thought struck me that it would be nice if I included some Patrick Moore icons, so the realistic satellite was gradually replaced with one made from cricket stumps, a xylophone … Continue reading

Review: Kate Plumtree – Worn to Be Wild

Worn to be Wild at Mottisfont Abbey, 14 July – 16 September 2012 An installation by UK textile artist and costume designer Kate Plumtree. She’s created extraordinary couture dresses inspired by British wildlife, including a night-time urban fox and a stunning kingfisher. Kate Plumtree is a fashion designer and theatre Costume Maker for the ENO … Continue reading

Art: The Museum of Everything

“Hidden from view around our world, humble pockets of creativity bustle: dynamic studios where self-taught artists discover, form and make.” “The Museum of Everything presents Exhibition #4, the world’s largest survey of progressive studios for self-taught artists from across the planet, plus Exhibition #4.1, the exclusive Judith Scott retrospective, recently featured on BBC2’s The Culture … Continue reading

Movie Catch-Up: Exit Through the Gift Shop

There’s a 1966 Peter Sellars movie, After the Fox, in which Sellars’ master criminal Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), posing as a famous director, persuades the entire population of a  coastal village that they are the stars of his latest art-house movie, the cover story for smuggling the “gold of Cairo” abroad. Exit Through the … Continue reading

Art: Toni Goffe

Toni Goffe is a painter, freelance illustrator and jazz bassist. We found his work in the gallery space at Gilbert White’s House in the village of Selborne, Hampshire. For pure joy, vivid colour and a child-like view of the world, this is among the best art we’ve seen in some time. Toni’s animal figures are … Continue reading

Review: V&A Collections Website

V&A museum updates website Victoria and Albert museum’s new Collections website aims to be ‘intuitive and informative’ by including user-generated content, video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. I haven’t been to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum since before the long ten-year refurbishment program began. Even the name reeks of the Age of Empire and the thoroughly … Continue reading

Art: Ali Lindley

Ali Lindley is a creative artist specialising in watercolour and mixed media work. We particularly like Ali’s free-flowing abstract style and use of strong colour. An elected member of the Society of Women Artists and the Society of Floral Painters her artwork can be seen at various exhibitions in the south of England. Ali recently … Continue reading

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