Natalie Martin painter

Focusing primarily on depictions of urban architecture, Natalie Martin works with great attention to detail and light. She selects scenes of slipped glamour, shadowy doorways, and paint peeled window frames. The pallet she uses has a slightly washed out pallet lending dignity to slow decay.

As part of her exhibition in AT, Natalie has selected three angles to paint from 42 Hendon Street during the time when we were stripping the artex and woodchip late last year. We are looking forward to seeing the final results.

Beatty Hallas - elephants, badges and bits

Beatty and I used to share a studio space when we were young and green, and studying sculpture at Brighton University.

Her practise has always been varied and surprising, observant and quietly optimistic. She has touched on many materials, locations and disciplines featuring bird boxes, deck chairs, story telling, printed umbrellas, cabbage drawing, scrabble and she is making us elephants!

In addition, I'm sure we can expect some of Beatty's badges.

Performance Sunday - May 22nd

We aren't satisfied with just showing the wealth of talent of visual artists and makers. There are many other disciplines and methods of expressing oneself. 

On 22nd May we are planning a selection of performances of poetry, spoken work and installation. So far, it's loking like a great line up! There will be a more specific time table, but until then, please plan to be in the (small) garden of 42 Hendon Street on the afternoon of the 22nd. There will be tea and cake from out vintage tea shop as well as all the delights of our open house.

Watch this space for new of those taking part!

Mark made this

We have known Mark for quite some time, back from when he was a student in Brighton. He now works as a freelance web designer in the big smoke, popping down to Brighton every now and again for some fresh air.

When Mark isn't making websites, he is letter pressing and screen printing and will be here the first weekend of the festival if you want to meet him and ask any questions. He knows lots about traditional letter press print practises and I'm sure would be happy to tell you all about it. - We love his new geometric screen prints, the colours are great!

Amanda Fatherazi - brooches and dolls

So, we have lots of items to adorn your walls, but how about our persons!

Amanda Fatherazi trained in theatre design indulging in three-dimensional design and costume. Both of these skill sets are evident in her work today. With a background in fashion, Amanda began creating her fashion boudoir dolls in 2006 and has since gained worldwide recognition for her distinctive figurative costume jewellery and craftsmanship.

Amanda’s personal style has played a large part in her playful designs. She is often seen in Brighton dressed much like a 1930s land girl, with access to modern makeup!  Embracing the aesthetics and glamour of the early to mid twentieth century, her intricate creations have a level of detail and authenticity that is amazing.

Delicious Industries

Judith from Delicious has a great eye for gorgeous graphics and vintage design. She blogs about her favourite things here at where she is celebrating her 3rd anniversary. I'm not sure if there is a card out there for that?

Alongside her Brighton based business of brand design, typography and art direction, Judith and fellow creative, Vic, are contributing their HOW dos printed business cards to AT, and have been teasing us with the possibility of new projects and vintage circus posters which will be for sale in At's paper products shop. Watch this space for more, as we hear it!

Alice Pattullo showing at AT open house

We love Alice's illustrative screen prints, quirky packaging design, and off beat sense of humour. We're not sure of what she plans to bring to AT just yet, but it promises to be a great selection.

You may have spotted Miss Pattullo's street drawings when Whistle's opened on Duke Street in Brighton or in The Guardian's Christmas gift guide in 2010.  Let's just invite you to take the opportunity to visit her here in May. We can't wait!!


Mr. Wingate’s printed home accessories

We met Mr. Wingate a number of years ago at the Sunday upmarket in Bricklane, and convinced him to take part in Variety Store at Castor and Pollux.

Since then, he has been very busy building his  range of tea towels and pinnys to include wallpaper and lots of juicy commissions for people like DKNY.

He will be here for AT Open House with new treats, and some work inspired from the eagerly anticipated Royal Wedding.

Snorkus at Art Junky

Snorkus, AKA Michelle Butler, is showing some of her beautiful prints and softies at Art Junky @ the Phoenix Gallery this weekend. £1 entry for a root around some lovely art and vintage finds. Sat & Sun 5 & 6 Mar 2011, 11am - 5pm.

Pictures from Pinky

We're feeling very lucky that Pinky's going to be showing some of his fantastic paintings and papercuts at the open house! We'll be adding an artist profile page soon, but couldn't wait to share these - click through the slideshow above...

@atopenhouse tweets:

Good luck to all the @artistshouses opening today. We will be coming to see you! And @atopenhouse will be back next year!!
@iamacrylic @artistshouses @mrwingatelondon @designosaur Lovely post! Will miss running an open house this year but will be back!
@ibikebrighton Hello Mark. I wanted to get in touch with you about an exhibition. Can you email me at [email protected] ? Thank you.
@babalynne lovely to see you! Our web shop's still open for bandstands :) mwahaha!