Christmas Open Studio

For the very first time Rodhus will hold an Open Studio event on Sat 2nd December 11am till 3pm. A chance to take a look behind the scenes, meet the artists, designers and makers and buy some of the most unique gifts designed and made here in Brighton.

It’s a free event but you need to register you can do so here…

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/department-rodhus-creative-workspace-christmas-open-studios-tickets-39388590334?aff=es2

Open Day August 2017

Ruby Ruth Dolls has been based at Rodhus for the last 4 years and in celebration of making the move to one of the larges spaces Jenny and her team decided it was time to let her curious customers in.

The Ruby Ruth story started 8 years ago, creating these wide eyed creatures with character – take Ingrid for example – Ingrid enjoys contemplating the size of the universe while doing her weekly shop at Lidl….all the creatures come with character info, a really charming and unique edition to these carefully crafted creations.

Ruby Ruth have made their new space looks amazing and its size allows for Jenny to have open days and also run workshops – all part of her ever expanding plan for her company growth.

Following a successful first open day in August, which saw people queuing to get in, Jenny is now planning  to run workshops here at Rodhus – plans are afoot for October and December events, with dates to be confirmed – All details can be found on her website along with more info… and of course the chance to make a purchase of one of these lovingly handcrafted creatures.

http://www.rubyruthdolls.com/

Antarctic Adventure Feb 2017

 

Crowd funding is an ever increasingly popular way of raising finance for art projects . Kickstarter seems to be the chosen one for many and an impressive figure of $2,859,786,650 has been raised on projects so far.

The requirements to apply are –

Every project on Kickstarter must be creating something new to share with others. A project has a clear goal, like making an album, a book, or a work of art. A project will eventually be completed, and something will be produced by it.

 No surprise then that certain folk here at Rodhus have been considering it. Paul Daskerolis has taken the leap, made the required short film and set the rewards for any backers – you can view it here.

It’s an all or nothing kind of game – funding is only released if the whole amount is pledged.

Wishing you well Paul and Stuart – looking forward to hearing how it all works out.

 

Jewellery Workshops

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New Rodhus resident Rebekah Ann has transformed her studio into a stylish jewellery workshop. As well as working on her new collection from here she will be offering studio classes

The classes which will run over a 6 week period and would suit anyone from absolute beginners to those with more experience. The introductory price for the 6 week course is £108 Starting in January 2017. There are 3 course to choose from.

Mondays 10am – 12.30pm = £108 for 6 week course

Monday 6pm-8.30pm = £108 for 6 weeks course

Wednesday 6:30pm – 9pm = £108 for 6 week course

The classes are for a maximum of 4 people to allow for a more personal and interactive classes. Gift vouchers for courses are also available. Metal for first ring making project included in price. One to one lessons are also available, price upon request.

Rebekah will also be having an open day at her studio on Sat 3rd December – come and say hello.

http://www.rebekahannjewellery.co.uk/

Jenny and Liam Paint the Blues November 2016

Rodhus resident  Jenny Mustill takes a brief sidestep  from the magical world of Ruby Ruth Dolls to present an exhibition of her paintings.

In a joint exhibition with fellow artist Liam Buckley http://cargocollective.com/liambuckley the talented duo will exhibit at No Walls Gallery in Brighton this November. With strong and contrasting styles they are united in their use of bold colour. Join them for the private view or over the weekend. Really looking forward to this. Full details….

jenny and Liam Exhibition

 

 

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Brighton Photo Biennial Event Sept 2016

 

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‘Compendium: Mike Ware’ is a one-man show featuring the man who has made a career out of alternative photographic processes. http://www.mikeware.co.uk/

To mark the 10 year publishing anniversary of Mike Ware’s books ‘Gold in Photography’ and ‘The Chrysotype Manual’Siderotype.com presents an exhibition of  prints by Dr. Ware in gold, platinum, palladium, silver and Prussian blue. This group of handmade, wet-process prints includes three of Mike Ware’s original inventions – new chrysotype, new cyanotype and argyrotype.

This is the inaugural exhibition for Siderotype.com at our new venue within Rodhus. This brief treatment of an extensive subject is open throughout the October 2016 Brighton Photo Biennial from 11:00-16:00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment.

 Siderotype.com is open all year for photographic books, downloads and classes in both salt printing and digital negative making. We represent lens-based artists working in a variety of processes and hold weekly members’ meetings over The Table.

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Please join us for  the private view Friday 30th Sept from 5.30pm

 

Random Lights

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Inga -Lill Aker is the designer/making behind Random Lights, basing her business at Rodhus for the past  2 years.

Utilising the finest of wood veneers Inga produces statement ligthshades that look beautiful unlit but once illuminated they really come into there own -casting beautiful shapes in light

Growing up in Norway Inga was immersed from a young age in pure Scandinavian design. she spent much time on building sites where her family constructed timber houses, her love for the traditional crafts she learnt would embed themselves in her future pursuits.

Minamalist, organic form and function are at the core of her work. Inga makes each piece by hand. Commissions, contract and private orders are dispatches worldwide.

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For more information take a look at here http://randomlights.com/

The Private Press

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Behind the doors with the very unassuming The Private Press sign lies the studio of one Gary Parselle, he creates some of the most beautiful and diverse hand screen prints you are likely to lay your eyes on.

The artwork he produces utilizes the very best in papers and inks and his knowledge on this is second to none, specializing in using interesting inks and finishes it is easy to see why such a collective of artists are heading this way for there printing needs.

Locally The Private Press is the renowned as the place to head for, collaborative work can be seen in the city at Unlimited and Dowse, both purveyors of a damn fine print, a favourite of The Duke of Yorks cinema, No Walls Gallery and Hotel Pelirocco. Far and beyond the city where he is based the printing of Mr Parselle is being given the seal of approval, used by renowned artist Eelus and recently creating limited edition tour posters including this for Hot Chip.

Gary Hot Chip Tour

Gary has extensive experience before his incarnation as The Private Press in 2013, working in graphic design, advertising and specialist print production in the big city.

Often seen heading from the studio to embark on the workshops he runs, recently setting up at a design agency for a one day workshop and a regular host at Boxpark (need to book early) Gary also runs small workshops from his studio here at Rodhus http://www.theprivatepress.org/workshops/

For all info on The Private Press including workshop dates and to bag yourself one of Gary’s own prints head here http://www.theprivatepress.org/

 

Salt Printing – Workshops May 2016

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For anyone with an interest in this photographic printing technique, as part of the Brighton Fringe, Rodhus residents Siderotype (http://www.siderotype.com/artists.html) are presenting  2 one day workshops which run on the 7th and the 21st May 2016.

For full details on what, where and how much take a look here –

https://www.brightonfringe.org/box-office/shows/view/salt-printing-stuart-kuhn

 

Calais 2015

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I think it is fair to say that the general work of the Rodhus residents has an element of joy in its production. This project however was probably a privileged insight…but  the content is of pure human desperation.

Rodhus resident Miguel Amortegui took it upon himself to contribute to the awareness of what existence people are enduring in Calais at the moment

Immersing himself, he wanted to document the truth of the situation in images, the stories he returned with are shocking and heartbreaking.

The people there understandably wary of having their photograph taken, not only as a matter of pride but because they are aware of the face recognition technology that could hinder their pending applications to secure a safe  future for themselves and their families.

It was good to here that his work has been published by Dazed and Confused. You can see it here…

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/27122/1/dancing-in-the-nightclubs-of-the-calais-jungle

and more about Miguel and the film and photography he does here…http://www.miguelamortegui.com