About the Naked Eye Gallery
The Naked Eye Gallery are thrilled to bring you exceptional work from three well known local artists for one of the biggest Art Festivals in the UK, Artists Open Houses in May 2015. The artists involved offer to visually accompany you in their journey of explorations of architecture, water and land.
Ian is a well established artist in Brighton who has become well known for his haunting graphite work and is the winner of several renowned national art prizes. In this exhibition, Ian engages the viewer in the concepts of identity and place. He focusses on his local environment and in particular the architectural detail decorating the building and street furniture. His drawing process often leads to re-visiting objects, figures and spaces. This reworking of the familiar has allowed Ian’s drawing practice to develop with each new approach, shedding fresh light on his subject matter.
Patsy is a Scottish born artist who now resides in Brighton. Patsy has become well known for her underwater scenes and in this exhibition she will be continuing with this theme and brings us her new, outstanding drawings and paintings which are the result of her time spent in Australia at the beginning of 2015. During this time she worked with models in various locations around Sydney where she worked predominantly with clothed models. These new paintings reflect her interest in the effects of light and weightlessness on fabric which give form to the suspension of the figure. She has been focusing on colour in the latest work and chose diverse locations from startling green ocean shallows to deep inky blue pools to achieve a wide spectrum of sensations with the imagery.
Lesley’s atmospheric, semi-abstract landscapes are imbued with memories, concentrating on the spirit of the place and it’s resonating effect. For Lesley, it is the essence of the place and it’s significance that she endeavours to express through the medium of paint; even visual memories of watching the sky and the land changing on a long car journey can be rediscovered when she begins a new canvas some time later. She often uses photography to capture a particular kind of light, or inspirational land formations and colours. These all act as prompts for her to conjure up the images she creates when she is in her art studio in Lingfield. For this exhibition, her inspiration has come mainly from travelling through Wales and Scotland.
The exhibition will be running at The Naked Eye Gallery, 5 Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove, BN3 1GH between 1st-31st May 2015.
Naked Eye Gallery
5 Farm Mews, Hove, United Kingdom
Hove, East Sussex BN3 1GH
An exhibition of black and white ceramics featuring leading artists from 5 continents
An exhibition of black and white ceramics featuring leading artists from 5 continents.
The choice of a black and white theme will reveal the work on display in stark contrast to the abundance of colour cladding every surface in The Ceramic House.
11am-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd-24th May 2015
The Ceramic House, 75 Stanmer Villas, Brighton BN1 7HN
Priscilla Mouritzen, Sandy Lockwood, Keith Varney, Helle Hansen, Tanya Gomez, Kumiko Kimbara Asti, Kyung Won Baek, Lindy Martin, Lucas Ferreira
and J Kay Aplin
We have a beautiful DARK LIGHT exhibition brochure that will be on sale for only £1! Includes a RAFFLE ticket with fabulous prizes so don’t miss out! Available at The Ceramic House and Jigsaw.
As usual, The Tile Shop will be open with new tile designs and lots of bargains. If you need some ideas for tiling an area of your house or garden, come along and get some inspiration or have a chat with Kay about it. Have a look at examples of commissions on the website
The Ceramic House now offers fabulous unusual en suite accommodation all year round for short stays and visits. Every room has its own uniquely tiled bathroom. There are two rooms so far, with a brand new garden room conversion planned for the autumn. If you know anyone who needs visitor accommodation in Brighton, they will love staying here!
A warm welcome awaits you at The Ceramic House!
About David Williams’ 2015 AOH
Hi art lovers
I would like to invite you to my Artist’s Open House again this year from 11.00am to 5.00pm during the first four weekends of May.
We have a great selection of guest artists featuring jewellery, photography, illustration, upholstery, glass ware, ceramics, painted pebbles and sculpture.
We will be serving tea and homemade cakes on the lawn with my studio open for viewing.
I have lots of new work so please drop in if you can.
We are venue number 12 of the Fiveways Artists Trail
8 Southdown Avenue
Look out for the main AOH brochure or our fab Fiveways Trail Magazine.
I am currently showing at the Chalk Gallery in North Street, Lewes.
Hope to see you.
About Dion Salvador Lloyd’s 2015 Artist’s Open House
Open House Invitation May 2015
I am delighted to warmly invite you to my 15th Year of Open House as part of the Brighton Festival.
This year new large canvases and paperworks of contemporary landscape oil paintings will be shown alongside new limited edition prints.
My home and exhibition will be open every weekend in May (all five) and both Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am-6pm. If you would like to come at any other time please let me know. This is a wonderful opportunity to view new paintings, see how I present my work at my home/studio and to chat about what inspires me.
Shortlisted for Best Open House 2014 & 2013
Dion Salvador Lloyd
18 Goldstone Villas
Hove, East Sussex
About the Wolf At The Door
Finally the time is (almost) nigh. The Wolf opens his Door next Saturday 2nd May at 11am, and welcomes one and all to see (and maybe buy!) the art inside and talk to the artists. For more details of the artists see the virtual flyer above (if you live nearby you may receive a real two-sided version!), and the previous newsletter.
In a change of approach from previous shows, the keynote this year is simplicity and quality . The Wolf has such elegant spare looks and, anyway, he finds all the admin and shepherding (!) a bit arduous. So this year it’s five carefully chosen artists, lots of space, careful display, and of course a warm welcome.
We’ll be open for the first 4 weekends in May (and Bank Holiday Mondays) 11am-6pm. So the last day is Monday 25th May. Friends please note that Monsieur and Madame Lupino will not be there in person on the third weekend (16th/17th). Anyone wanting to stay-over? We can recommend Laura’s classy seaside B&B
Small but important update for those in need of a regular sugar-rush: high-class tea and cakes will be available, thanks to Siobhan from Table.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Four weekends in May
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Four weekends in May
200+ houses and studios …
1000+ artists and makers …
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We do apologise if we don’t make it to your Preview or Private View – we have so many invitations this year that we can’t come to them all! We look forward to meeting the artists over the four weekends. Bring it on …
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