Five ways Artists Open Houses 2017


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“Would definitely recommend you without any question. Thank you for making a stressful time as easy as possible.” (client comment late 2016) Conveyancing Family & Child Care Wills, Probate & Tax Employment Landlord & Tenant Commercial Property Business Selling & Buying Employment Contract & Agreements Commercial Litigation 1 Fiveways Artists


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Letter from the chair Welcome to Fiveways 2017! Welcome to our 36th year of opening! This is a year of change, with several houses taking a “rest” (including ourselves – we are having building work done), but three venues new to Fiveway are opening. Raspberry Surprise on Balfour Road featuring Martin and Gillian Brown, plus guest artists; the wondrous world of The Big Forest with fantastic felt creations; and Hummingbird Studio, which has been a feature of Fiveways for many years. They’re showing Bebe Bird’s ceramics, Bar Spurr’s painting and prints and more. Last year I took a walk up to the two schools that are part of Fiveways, Varndean and Dorothy Stringer. They’re open on just one day, 20th May, but it’s well worth getting along. The variety and strength of the students’ work has to be seen (venues 17 and 18). And, as you walk around the trail, you can see a selection of Fiveways Artists’ work at the Open House pub (and enjoy a drink and lunch!) on Springfield Road near London Road station (Venue 19). Do find time to visit all the other brilliant houses in Fiveways, as well as the independent houses that open in our area. Thanks should go to our sponsors for ensuring that our magazine continues its success. Your help both financially and in terms of publicity is much appreciated. This year, Dan Mackey and Adam Johnson of 11 Rugby Road have taken over the production of the magazine. Thanks should also go to Nick Orsborn who ably produced the magazine last year. Spring is coming and we hope to see you in May around our open houses! Mark Findlay Chair of Fiveways Artists Group 2


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contents Fiveways Artists Cover artwork by Fiveways Artist Philippa Stanton aka 5ftinf on her hugely popular Instagram account @5ftinf Most artist portraits have been taken by Fiveways Artist Sarah Ketelaars. Brochure designed and edited by Dan Mackey & Adam Johnson from 11 Rugby Road. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form, stored in a retrieval system or integrated into any other publication, database or commercial program without the express permission of the publishers in writing. Under no circumstances should this publication and its contents be sold, loaned out or used by way of trade, or stored or transmitted as an electronic file without the publishers prior written approval. Disclaimer While every care has been taken to make sure the quality of the information is correct at the time of going to print, the group reserves the right not to be held legally responsible for any mistakes or inaccuracies found within the text of this publication. 3 Fiveways Artists 2. Letter from The Chair 5. About The Group 7. Gardens Open 9. Extra Events 11. House 1 2 Knoyle 13. House 2 Art at 23 15. House 3 Eva Wibberley 17. House 4 Teresa Winchester & Friends 19. House 5 Artists At 3 21. House 6 Raspberry Surprise 23. House 7 358 Ditchling Road 25. House 8 The Ceramic House 27. House 9 The Cicada House 29. House 10 202 Ditchling Road 31. House 11 Upfunt House 33. House 12 The BigForest Emporium 35. House 13 Hummingbird Studio 37. House 14 Plants and Dance 39. House 15 11 Rugby Road 41. House 16 Delicious Delights 43. House 17 Dorothy Stringer School 45. House 18 Varndean School 46. House 19 The Open House Pub 47. House 20 Brian Mander 51. Trail Map


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About the Fiveways group “Open House Pioneers” The Fiveways Artists Group was set up in 1981 by artist Ned Hoskins, who, along with others, pioneered the concept of Open Houses - a free festival where people open their homes as galleries to the public. Starting with a handful of Open Houses (“Five at Fiveways”) in the 1980s, the Open House festival blossomed over the following thirty years, spreading beyond Fiveways to the rest of Brighton, Hove and beyond. It’s amazing that Ned’s idea sparked this well-loved Brighton phenomenon, and a concept that has spread far and wide supporting independent artists and makers. The Fiveways area is unique in its number of resident artists living and working so closely together, and the sheer volume of contemporary art, crafts and photography available to the public during May is amazing. With such a strong sense of community and support for new and emerging artists, it’s hard not to feel proud of this massively creative area of Brighton. With the publication of our magazine alongside the full AOH listings, we’ve been able to offer our sponsors a much better opportunity to feel more integrated within the whole Open House experience and visitors a more comprehensive trail listing for Open Houses in this area. It also gives residents an opportunity to connect with the local businesses who support us. Last May, the Fiveways Artists Group celebrated having no less than three houses shortlisted for the Best Open House award, more than any other trail; Emily Boo and friends (this year showing in house 16), Brian Mander, and 11 Rugby Road where all chosen by the public. Brian went on to win the grand prize! We’re thrilled that Fiveways continues to be a hub of great Open Houses. If you are an artist and would like to join the group and have your own Open House, please look at our website for more information or contact our Secretary Eva Wibberley on 5 Fiveways Artists


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Gardens Open House 1 2 knoyle A large garden and vegetable plot with places to sit to enjoy tea and some cake of course. Explore Angela’s tile making workshop and the sculptures. All our demonstrations will take place in the garden under a gazebo. House 3 Eva Wibberley The garden will be open for refreshments and homemade cakes (always at least one gluten-free choice available) plus the chance to sit down and enjoy the outdoor sculptures. House 4 Teresa Winchester Freshly baked cakes, brownies, flapjacks and tea for you to enjoy in the sheltered walled garden where you can sit under the apple tree. House 7 358 ditchling road A secluded walled garden where you can expect to find the breath-taking sculptures of welsh based artist Ed Harrison. House 10 Polly Raynes The garden will be open for refreshments and delicious homemade cakes plus the opportunity to view outdoor glasswork and ceramics. House 8 Ceramic House Over three levels incorporating tiled patios, stunning ceramic wall reliefs and flowering plants, The Ceramic Garden is a Gaudiesque world of colour and wonder! This year new permanent additions reveal three new tiled floors and unveils a grand new entranceway that will not leave the visitor in any doubt as to which house on Stanmer Villas contains such secrets within! 7 Fiveways Artists


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House 11 Upfunt House Upfunt garden offers a peaceful sun dappled escape from a busy day of open house hopping with delicious tea and home made cakes. House 15 11 Rugby Road Front garden patch filled with pick-your-own ceramic mushrooms and roses and pop-up weekends with garden flowers by Jacki. House 16 Kate Lulham Serving deliciously awesome cakes, savouries and drinks in the garden, a well deserved treat after all that walking, especially up Florence Road! House 19 Open House pub One of the largest and most attractive beer gardens in Brighton. Food served daily ranges from light bites to lunches to evening meals and uses fresh, Sussex sourced ingredients. House 20 Brian Mander Conceptual sculpture filled garden at Florence Road. A much larger sculptural installation with poetry recitals will take place on the Banjo Groyne. 8


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Extra Events House 1 2 knoyle Jane Dwight and Kate Osborne will be demonstrating in tandem the eastern art of Chinese brush painting and the more western art of watercolours, on Saturday 27th May from 12am till 3pm. John Hayward will be demonstrating his painting techniques on Sunday 28th May. House 3 Eva Wibberley On sunny Sunday afternoons there will be live guitar music in the garden. House 8: The Ceramic House Artists in Residence Two invited Korean ceramists will undertake a residency at The Ceramic House during May and June, and the work will be exhibited at British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-onTrent, opening in September. The artists will be at The Ceramic House (some of the time) during the final two weekends of the festival and working in Kay Aplin’s studio at Phoenix Brighton during the week, so come along and say hello! Contact Kay for appointments. Accommodation at The Ceramic House If you have people visiting and not enough space to accommodate them, The Ceramic House offers unique accommodation and attracts visitors from across the world toexperience what it feels to live inan artwork! Contact Kay for information. 9 Fiveways Artists


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bright craft fair 11am - 5pm 15th july 2017 brigb rhitgohnt ounniutnairtiaarni a-n ncehwu rrcohad Presenting our summer fair in the heart of Brighton! Offering handmade art, design, craft and gifts. Free entry with over 30 stalls inside. 10


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House number 1 —————— Angela Evans Jane Dwight Mary Evans Sally Evans —————— Guest Artists Florid Fox Kate Scott Rebecca Weddell Kate Osborne Made by Jarl Lizzie Hillier Terry Guile Jola Spytkowska Ronnie Millward Kris Botterill Si Uwins Pauline Findlay John Haywood Sarah Mitchener Linda Calvert Ken Eardley —————— Opening Times 11am - 5pm /AngelaEvans CeramicTiles @angela_evans _ceramic_tileS @AngelaLEvans —————— 2 knoyle 2 knoyle road, Brighton, BN1 6RB Angela Evans, Jane Dwight, Mary Evans & Sally Evans 2 We are 4 sisters opening for our 5th year. Bringing together a wide range of beautiful art and handmade crafts. In our spacious garden we will have sculptures and places to sit and enjoy some tea and cake. THE SISTERS Jane Dwight: Paints Chinese brush paintings and batiks Sally Evans: Creates intriguing box constructions and quirky ceramic creatures Mary Evans: Draws dreamy pen & ink scenes Angela Evans: Handmakes ceramic tiles in her shed at the end of the garden Guest Artists - In the House Kate Scott: Instinctive contemporary abstract paintings Rebecca Weddell: Venetian glass turned into unique, beautiful beads at the torch flame Kate Osborne: African watercolours Made by Jarl: Prints and homewares capturing functional beauty Lizzie Hillier: New prints and collages Terry Guile: Silver contemporary jewellery created using traditional techniques Jola Spytkowska: Whimsical ceramic creature constructions Ronnie Millward: Wood and mixed media, inspired by the sea Florid Fox: Hand decorated feathers & jewellery Ken Eardley: Hand crafted ceramic tableware individually designed Kristina Botterill: Uplifting aura sprays and handmade candles In the Garden Si Uwins: Carved wood and metal sculpture Pauline Findlay: Fused glass inspired by nature and the sea Popping up in the Shed Sarah Mitchener: Watercolours (2nd and 3rd weekends) Linda Calvert: Bone china lamps (6th/7th May) John Haywood: Watercolours (27th/28th May) See all our artists’ work and more details at: Events Jane Dwight and Kate Osborne will be demonstrating in tandem the eastern art of Chinese brush painting and the more western art of watercolours, on Saturday 27th May from 12am till 3pm. John Haywood will be demonstrating his painting techniques on Sunday 28th May. opening days Open for all four weekends Opposite Clockwise left to right: Angela Evans - Orange tile from the fruit and vegetable range, John Haywood - Boats in dry dock, La Cotiniere, France, Kate Osborne - Uganda, Rebecca Weddell - Blue glass beads, Si Uwins - Alliums, Ulrika Jarl - Pier Mug, Lizzie Hillier Abstract print, Jola Spytkowska - Owlett.


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House number 2 —————— MARIE-ANNE GANPATSINGH —————— Guest Artists Hiroko Lewis Aine Henson Nicole Koenig Fay Green Cherryl Willis Leah O’Faolain Anne French Linda Heathcote Martin Bentley David Williams Tony Freeman —————— Opening Times 11am - 6pm PHONE 01273 566110 Email mariamhannah /ARTAT TWENTYTHREE —————— ART AT 23 MARIE-ANNE GANPATSINGH 23 HARRINGTON ROAD BRIGHTON, BN1 6RF This year again “Art at 23” will bring you a cornucopia of talented artists, exhibiting a wide range of visual art, jewellery, crafts and textiles. We aim to create a joyful atmosphere for visitors to appreciate the variety of work on show. Nature is a ceaseless inspiration for my figurative paintings, the wonderful light we have at different times of the day and the mood created by seasonal changes. Guest Artists Hiroko Lewis creates semi-abstract paintings using oil, metal leaf, patination and other media inspired by local areas of nature around Fiveways. Aine Henson works in silver with semiprecious stones and freshwater pearls, she produces beautifully crafted individual pieces. Nicole Koenig comes back with her vibrant and enchanting oil paintings. Fay Green’s striking digital prints are finished with hand drawn details. Cherryl Willis is a talented landscape painter who is coming back to exhibit here again this year. Leah O’Faolain creates one-off striking contemporary jewellery pieces. Anne French is well known for her Faux Inlay work. Her decorated pieces show the delicacy of her work. Linda Heathcote is showing with us for the first time and her beautifully finished bags will attract your attention. Martin Bentley is exhibiting his luminous figurative oil paintings again this year. David Williams is a well known local artist, he brings us his evocative paintings inspired by his exotic travels. Tony Freeman’s colouful seascapes and landscapes are much inspired by the Sussex coast and the moody sea. opening days Open for all four weekends Above: Linda Heathcote, Textile Bag


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Above Clockwise left to right: Marie-Anne Ganpatsingh - Sgraffito flowers (acrylic), Leah O’Faolain, Red and Black (one-off jewellery piece), Anne French - Faux Inlay Box, Aine Henson -Silver Heart (Handcrafted jewellery), Nicole Koenig - Flowers on a ledge (Oil painting), HirokoLewis - Fiery Spring (Mixed media painting), Fay Green - Raw-Yellow, (Digital art), Tony Frweeman - Beach Huts, (acrylic), David Williams - Botany Bay (acrylic) 14



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