Portrait Drawing Workshops

During the last Artist Open House festival in May, Derek Henry held a series of Encaustic Painting Workshops at the studio ‘One Sussex Mews’. They attracted many visitors who subsequently looked at and occasionally purchased artwork in the studio. On the BBC4 Today program, they recently announced that the government is encouraging drawing in schools […]

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Summer Exhibition

Members of the Kemptown Arts Association are getting ready for the Kemptown Arts Summer Exhibition at the lovely St.Georges Church in Kemptown. Monday 1st – Saturday 6th August. There will be painters, printmakers, ceramicists, jewellers and makers showing a variety of exciting work. Opening times are 10.30am – 4.00pm and it’s free. Pop in to […]

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The World Reimagined

The World Reimagined will see trails of large globe sculptures in cities across the UK in August-September 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans. Serena Sussex’s design for a globe was chosen by this unique UK national project. ¬†Serena says “I chose the […]

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Encaustic Workshops

Over 100 visitors took part in Derek Henry’s Encaustic Painting workshops at One Sussex Mews Art on the Kemptown Arts Trail, which ran during the Artists Open Houses festival in May. Many who joined in were children who loved the process. The encaustic diptych painting shown was made from beeswax, damar resin and pigment, on […]

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New Members

We’re happy to welcome Kirsteen Adams who creates cyanotypes on vintage flags and pop art reflecting current culture. She also takes care of our instagram page @kemptownartists where you can follow our artists’ work and plug in to the latest art news and opportunities around Brighton.

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New Members

We’re happy to welcome new member Jeff Lyons who creates a small but beautifully formed body of work using a fusion of acrylic, watercolour and gouache medium. Additionally incorporating a magical alchemy of surprising elements within each piece. Gloss, matt, satin, hi viz and metallic finishes combine with an original textured effect to create truly […]

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Modern Art is Rubbish

Loraine Hayes at Percival Mansions Art House and Kirsteen Adams from Keep Art At Home represented the AOH2022 Kemptown Arts Trail in an¬†audio blog ‘Modern Art is Rubbish’. Go to www.moderartisrubbish.com and click on the link with this image to listen in.    

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Kemptown Trail does it again!

Kemptown Arts Trail has seen many of our Open Houses pick up nominations and awards from the Artists Open Houses festival and this year has been no exception! Well done to J David Bennett for making the final shortlist for Best Artist AOH 2022 for his quirky and humorous work, and also to Troy Ohlson […]

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