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Review: BBC Reith Lectures 2013 – Grayson Perry

The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde. The long-running and incredibly worthy annual lecture series on the … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013: Fourth weekend (Re-post)

Originally posted at Artists Open Houses Saturday May 25th : Fiveways Over the final weekend I visited as much of the Fiveways trail as time and tired feet allowed. This area saw the birth of the Artists’ Open Houses movement over thirty years ago, and since then Fiveways has become the most famous of all … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013 Third Weekend

Third weekend Saturday Originally posted over at Artists’ Open Houses Kemptown Artists Continuing my goal to see as many and to travel as far as possible within the city, I caught a bus from Hove Station out to Sussex Square this morning, to tackle Kemptown Artists. I decided to keep to those around the seafront … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013 Second Weekend

Originally posted over at Artists’ Open Houses Second weekendSaturday 11th May We began today with the remaining three Dyke Road Arts houses on our way into town. Nine by Nine [3] This house is all about the beauty of print, letters and words. Particularly struck by John Christopher’s [flowersandfleurons.com] vintage letterpress Shipping Forecast prints and … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013 First Weekend

Friday 3rd May As ever, our festival began with a visit to previews at two well-established Hove Arts Open Houses, beginning with a champagne reception at Dion Salvador Lloyd [4]. Lloyd, a self-taught artist, surrounds himself with his inspirations, the natural ephemera of skulls, antlers, shells and flints, their muted colours reflected in his home … Continue reading

Review: Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses Christmas 2012 [part 4]

Sunday December 16th (Map and artist profiles at the AOH listings  site). Today dawned beautifully bright and sunny, so I decided to do the long Fiveways circle of houses. Theresa Winchester and Friends [38] houses a great variety of work. Winchester’s accomplished linoprints inspired by myths, legends and wildlife are joined by Polly Finch’s dainty … Continue reading

I Wish I Was A Spaceman (for Gerry Anderson)

Re-post from I Wish I Was A Spaceman (for Gerry Anderson) by Thomas Everchild Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds and UFO were Gerry Anderson’s most significant and important work as a producer. His contribution to television and film remains one of the least appreciated and underrated by the industry in his own country. He gave creative technicians … Continue reading

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

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