Dv8 Sussex, 12 Queen Square,
Brighton, BN1 3FD


Every Saturday, Sunday and
Bank Holiday in May, 10am - 4pm


This May over 200 artists’ homes and studios are opening their doors to exhibit work from over 1,000 artists and makers in Brighton and Hove, reaching from Portslade to Kemptown, out to Rottingdean, Newhaven and the South Downs village of Ditchling.

For the first time, Dv8 Sussex is opening our doors  for the AOH Festival as an opportunity to display the work of our staff and students!

There is a varied array of disciplines, including painting, print, photography and more. Stop by and have a look!

Unfortunately due to the age and layout of our building, we only have disabled access to the ground floor. Please contact us to find out further information.

when can you visit?

Our building is open to the public every weekend and bank holiday during May between 10am – 4pm, and will have refreshments for visitors.

Directions: We are located 5 mins walk from Brighton Train Station, around the corner from The Clocktower. We are at the top of the road (next to the building site), which is opposite Churchill Square, between Home sense and Costa.


Hannah O Hara

My work concentrates on the transient nature of life and the relationships we share with others through observations of how space and objects evoke nostalgia.  I am, at the heart of my photography, interested in the silences of human nature and the moments that sit in-between and appear insignificant.

This exhibition is a combination of different works shot over the past five years, including fine art, travel and landscape photography.

Visit Hannah’s website here

Visit Hannah’s Instagram here

Hannah Sapsford

I am continually finding a way to explain and understand the difficult experiences felt in life through the endlessly fascinating interaction of art and science.

I mainly produce pencil drawings but I also dabble with watercolour and pens.

Brought up in this amazing city and studying art in Chichester, I am very much a local artist and proud to be exhibiting as part of the Artist Open Houses festival.

Visit Hannah’s Instagram here

Artists Open House - James

James Barton

I am a portrait painter who works in acrylics. My paintings are what Kyffin Williams would describe as ‘neurotic’ – stark contrasts in tone and brush strokes, not necessarily concerned with beauty.

I generally paint people I know and my portraits are an attempt to show something honest and particular about the sitter.