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WELCOME to the 18th Open House exhibition by the Fiveways Artists Group.

This year we have 26 Open Houses featuring the work of 130 full and part time professional artists.

All our houses are open at the same time, from 11am to 5pm, every Saturday and Sunday on the four weekends in May 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29.

You can reach the Fiveways area by bus (5B, 26, 46 and 46A) or by train (there are regular services from Brighton Station to London Road Station). Click 'Houses 2005' to display a map.

Some people might find access to some of the houses difficult. Anybody with mobility issues should contact the Open House(s) they hope to visit.

As we are private homes, not businesses or galleries, most of us have not got Credit Cards facilities. However cheques with guarantee cards are welcome.



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About the Group

The Fiveways Artists Group, started in 1982 by Ned Hoskins, has grown into the 26 Open Houses open in the Fiveways area. There are now 12 different art trails (170 venues) in and around Brighton & Hove, all of which are part of the Artists Open Houses (AOH) organisation.

Over the years the Fiveways Artists Group has become an integral feature of the Brighton Festival. The Group's aim is to exhibit original works of art of a high quality in an informal domestic setting. Each house has its own approach to the selection and display of its artworks, so that there is an individual character to each of them which expresses the wide range of media and style of the members and their guest artists. This makes the Fiveways Artists Open Houses a stimulating visit on a May weekend.

The members of the Fiveways Artists Group all live and work as full or part time professional artists within the Group's catchment area, which is named after the Fiveways junction on the Ditchling Road. Their guest artists are also professional artists and come from all over the country and sometimes from abroad.

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Fiveways Artists Group (FWAG) Committee & Roles

Chair Sylph Baier
Treasurer Polly Raynes
Secretary Anna Thorell
Administration Rosalie Dodds
Sponsorship Secretary Maggie Feeny (
Sponsorship work team Kate Lulham, Diane Rogers, Angela McKay
Publicity Officer Sarah Clark
Publicity Work Team Philippa Stanton, Sylph Baier
Database Pete Neale, Lucy Parker, Ned Hoskins
AOH brochure – AOH committee (Chair) Graham Hale
FWAG Listings Mike Cassidy
FWAG Trail Rep Angela Harrison, Sylph Baier, Polly Raynes
FWAG Printed Publicity Rex Matthews, Ned Hoskins
Website Design Rod Clark
Web Technical Mark Richardson, John Whiting, Andy Hoyle
Guest Artists Database and Index of Suppliers Kate Osborne
Distribution Frances Doherty
New Members Secretary Rosalie Dodds
Road signs Julius Tabacek
Frank B Dehn display Mike Embden, Kate Osborne
Banners and Flags John Whiting
Open House Pub exhibition Rex Matthews, Geoff Hands, Michael Gale
FWAG Party List Meridith Namsoo
FWAG Launch Party Antony Hodgson, Aine King



Artists Open Houses (AOH) Brochure

The Fiveways Artists Group is part of the Artists Open Houses organisation.

This year more than 750 artists are exhibiting in 170 venues all over Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. Now, for the first time, all Open Houses are listed in a single 80-page brochure. Most Open Houses are grouped geographically into Trails - in previous years Trails produced their own separate brochures and/or were listed in the Festival or Festival Fringe brochures.

As well as paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture you'll also find ceramics, furniture, jewellery, stained glass, clothing and cards all on sale direct from the artist, designer, maker or craftsperson. Although Open Houses are open access to all artists, local or guest, many exhibitors are professional artists, illustrators and makers with international reputations. The Brighton and Hove Artists' Open Houses model has been adopted by artists' groups and arts festivals thoughout the UK.

The new AOH brochure will be launched at the Old Ship Hotel on Wed 27 April.

Art lovers wanting a copy of the brochure should send their details to or visit the website at