BA i360 is proud to be a venue on the Central Trail for the 40th Anniversary of the Brighton Artists Open Houses, supporting local artists and their crafts!
Visit us in our beachfront shop and event spaces from Saturday 7th May – Tuesday 31st May where we will be hosting a free exhibition of mixed media works from 15 of our favourite local artists and makers.
What is Brighton AOH?
Artists Open Houses (AOH) is an open-to-all, inclusive festival, welcoming artists of all ages at all stages of their careers, working in all media. The annual festival helps artists connect with audiences in self-curated, non-traditional art spaces.
BA i360 is part of the Brighton AOH Central Trail. Beginning at Brighton Train Station, our trail runs through the very centre of the city, stretching down its vibrant North Laine before winding through the narrow alleyways of the historic Lanes and finishing on our beloved seafront.
The trail features an eclectic mix of art in all mediums, from photography to paintings, sculptures to holistic art, screen prints and more! Find a unique keepsake for your home, pick up a handmade treasure for a loved one, or simply just enjoy a day out in the city browsing wonderful works of art.
Meet the Artists Behind the BA i360 Artists Open House…
Samantha Hall is a textiles designer behind the eco-friendly brand Samantha Hall Designs. Inspired by nature, the city of Brighton, South Downs and the sea, Sam creates British wildlife-inspired stationery, gifts and homewares all from 100% eco-friendly and sustainable materials.
Samantha Welstead-Wood is the illustrator and designer behind Childstar Samantha. Samantha creates a range of colourful and playful art prints, homewares, eco gifts and accessories inspired by her love of Brighton, cats, pop culture and music legends like David Bowie.
Brighton-based photographer, Shannon Cassidy, has a keen interest in fine art, low-light landscape imagery and the unique creativity and endless potential that photography is able to generate. Shannon has been a member of the Guest Experience team at BA i360 for the past three years and works with the BA i360 Marketing team as their in-house photographer.
Nick Murray Willis is an award-winning animator / illustrator from Brighton. During lockdown he started a series of digital paintings inspired by the local area on his ipad and tablet. Nick lives in Preston Park with his wife Becky, dog Taika and cat, Thor.
Sara (aka Sassy) and Holly (aka Lolla), are the creators behind Bespoke Sussex candles and reed diffuser range, Sassy & Lolla. Combining incredible fragrances with a love of all things Sussex and a passion to produce eco-friendly, plastic free, products is the driving force behind this duo’s handmade products.
Born in the UK, Hannah Thompson has been all over the world in pursuit of her artistic endeavors. Along with her paintings, or as she refers to, her ‘visual eavesdrops’, Hannah creates jigsaws and plants trees to create wreaths.
Gill Copeland is a professional photographer originally from Yorkshire. After qualifying as a professional photographer, she started a career in travel photography, later setting up a commercial studio in London. Now settled in Brighton, Gill hosts ‘Photo Walks’ where locals and tourists alike can experience the iconic beauty of the Sussex coastline whilst learning new photography skills in a relaxed group environment.
Rima Stankute is a sketch & linocut artist, specialising in Film & Animation. Originally from Lithuania, Rima began her passion for art while studying at school before becoming a resident of Sussex formally studying Illustration at the University of Brighton.
Lucy Delano is a 3D conceptual artist living and working in Brighton. Her work comprises a visual commentary on the frustrations and joys of daily life, injecting humour as she flags up the absurd, the distressing, the everyday and the obvious.
Jane Massey lives and works in Hove, on the South Coast of England. She studied Graphic Design at Kingston University and then worked for several design agencies in London and Hong Kong before concentrating on illustration. Children’s books include Random House, Puffin, Penguin, Lion Publishing, Little Tiger Press, Bloomsbury, Ladybird, and Caterpillar Books.
Jess Eyles is an artist, crafter, Rollerskater and entrepreneur originally from West Yorkshire. Initially a science graduate, Jess took the plunge in 2020 to pursue her creative endeavours, and now created vibrant prints inspired by the bright soul of Brighton.
Ant Fox is a Brighton-based artist who has made the city his home for nearly 30 years. Having spent his career working in fine art, sculpture, and design alongside clients such as John Lewis, Boots, Graham & Brown and the BBC, he moved away from the bright lights of London to concentrate on further developing his own distinct style. Now known for his incisive ability to marry several genres in one piece, Ant favours working with paradoxical and caricature humour.
Amy Sinclair is a West Sussex-based designer with a passion for nature. She graduated with a First Class degree in Textile Design at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and now creates intricate clothing pieces and prints.
Tboy studied at Worthing college of art and design, first in fine art and then continuing on to 3D design. Influenced by iconic people, music, gaming and moments in time Tboy’s work has sold all over the world. His work has been exhibited in London, Manchester, Brighton and New York.
Owned by George Wellicome, the Brighton Cacao Company was created from an accidental choice in the culinary arts. Skip forward to today, George produces delicious handmade chocolate, making waves across the city and quickly becoming a firm favourite treat amongst both locals and tourists alike.