Brighton and Hove’s Artists Open Houses is on throughout May and here at Jag Art Gallery and Open Studios on Brighton seafront we are gearing up for another scorching weekend.
Jag Gallery, Arch 283a Madeira Drive Brighton BN2 1PT
Jag Gallery and Open Studios is a combined studio and art gallery based on Brighton beach and open to the public. We feature artists working in a wide range of disciplines from painting to glass, printmaking to jewellery and web design to photography.
Currently exhibiting at JAG:
Brighten It Up LightingBrighten It Up Unique lighting designs with reclaimed objects. Come and explore how old and forgotten objects which have lost their utility are being transformed into contemporary quirky lighting solutions to brighten up any space. Every lamp is unique and has its own story to tell: an oil container with beautiful rusty pallet on its surface or charming black & brass scales are becoming a source of light and inspiration. We also welcome commissions with your own ideas and specifications.
Frédérique-Anne Bailey Mixed MediaPrecious and original gift ideas for men, ladies and children, designed and made by artist and silversmith Frédérique-Anne Bailey. Frédérique-Anne finds inspiration in the tactility of materials and interpretation in the practicality of every day objects. She produces a variety of collections, from christening gifts to Christmas ornaments, jewellery, home-ware and objets d’arts – in metal, glass, wood, textile or any material she comes across! – and she prides herself on being able to design, personalise or adapt any of her pieces, to reflect your personality, logo, tastes or style.
Sonia Canals PaintingAfter studying Art and Design at Brighton University, Sonia forged a career as a successful book illustrator winning several prestigious awards. Her illustrations are to be found in many magazines and publications. She has now exhibited in many locations including the Caribbean and spent several years on the tropical island of Tobago. This has influenced her love of bright colours and shapes, creating bold eye catching designs. Her new works ‘Soniaville’ are a collection of paintings based on the Brighton houses. these have become very popular, especially paintings of ‘your own house’ for a personal touch.
Louise Dear PaintingLouise Dear’s works are a seductive feast. Created with passion in vibrant colours using a multitude of media; gold’s, glitters and glosses on large panels of aluminium. Portraying gorgeous girls, nostalgic kitsch, flowers and frivolity, these neo-pop infused works will entice and seduce. Bijou beach hut studio; big beautiful paintings!
Janet Eynon PaintingColour, form and impact lead to the creation of abstract images, influenced by travels in South America and Africa then sailing in the Caribbean. The transition between earth, water and sky, often so hard to identify. Years in cities with hard angles and refracted light then add another dimension.
Julieanne Gilburt PaintingJulieanne Gilburt is one of the UK’s most gifted and vibrant artists. She has exhibited as far afield as Dubai, Los Angeles and New York, Dublin, Copenhagen and London. Since graduating in 1982 Julieanne has worked as an independent illustrator and teacher. Julieanne is known principally for her seascapes and draws inspiration from the sea, city and local character of Brighton – as atmospheric as they are beautiful. Her portraits of Mike Tyson, Michael Watson and the angelic figure on the famous Fat Boy Slim greatest hits album are amongst her most recognisable works.
Jacqueline Hammond PaintingContemporary British artist Jacqueline Hammond is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collections and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation, subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Running themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge, her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and the mind’s eye to translate the vision. Jacqueline’s fresh way of depicting Brighton is popular with residents and visitors alike.
Emily Kenneally TextilesRewild Interiors is the creation of textile designer, Emily Kenneally, who designs and manufactures quirky printed homewares including cushions, aprons and tea towels. Emily spends her time watching David Attenborough documentaries and visiting natural history museums, her favorite being the Booth Museum in Brighton, which she says has the most incredible collection of insect specimens. Emily finds the subject of insects endlessly fascinating and her prints explore the beauty of their patterns and shapes. ‘Rewild Interiors’ is taken from the ecological term ‘rewilding’ meaning to return a habitat to a natural state through the introduction of wildlife. Emily looks to childhood memories and evoking that sense of intrigue we once had with the natural world (especially creepy crawleys) and her aim is to re-introduce these beautiful wild creatures back into your life. Working from a little beach hut at JAG Gallery on Brighton seafront, Emily brings her insect specimens back to life, injecting them with her own sense of style and imagination. Living at a time when wildlife is facing extinction on an unprecedented scale, at the core of Emily’s design ethos is sustainability. The Rewild Interiors collection celebrates the beauty of the natural world while trying to conserve it through responsible manufacturing, with all products being made in the UK, using organic cotton.
Edi J Mandala MosaicMandala Mosaics is not just about making pretty pictures, it seeks to bring functional & enduring art into homes and places of work to enhance quality of living, whilst maintaining the highest standards of craft.
Dean Perry Mixed MediaMy work is based on Brighton and combines pen, ink, watercolour and acrylic. Located along the sea front at the ‘Jag Art Gallery’ I have a selection of affordable original works, Giclee prints, postcards, gift cards, canvas bags and lots more. A percentage of each sale goes to the British Heart Foundation. I work full time as a Graphic Designer and studied Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Having recently re-located my work is now based around the idyllic villages of Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas of Marlow, Henley and London. However, this is for next time, for now come and treat yourself to everything Brighton related and I look forward to seeing you during my first AOH in Brighton 2014!
- Bruno Geurin Painting
- Caroline Gunston Mixed Media
- Ian Lovejoy Mixed Media
- Alberto Martinez Painting
- Eve Poland Drawing
- Lee Rousell Painting
Days open: 3rd,4th,10th,11th,17th,18th,24th,25th May 2013
Opening hours: 10.00 to 17.00
Additional days: Open 7 days a week
Directions: Follow Madeira Drive from the south pier, walk past the wheel and Jag Art Gallery is just past the row of cafes.