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After last years busy open exhibition we’re again throwing open the doors to the artists of Brighton and beyond for our third OPEN – an exhibition that is open to anyone over the age of 16 to apply and open to (almost) any subject and method.

Applications are now open to exhibit at this popular summer show. Click on the Register Tab above to start the process. (You need to first register – set up a username and password [12 characters long] then you can go on to write an application and edit it until you are satisfied and then you press submit) There is an application fee per person of £10+vat.

Both our galleries will be brimming full of art of all kinds – as much variety of subject, style and method! Last year we exhibited 250 artworks by 130 artists.

Deadline midnight 30th MAY 2024


We are an arts venue on Brighton Seafront – we opened in the middle of the pandemic in June 2021! As well as a Gallery and a shop specialising in the best in contemporary art, design and craft, we offer a wide range of creative activities to inspire and surprise our local community and visitors to our city.

POSITION Atelier Beside the Sea is on Brighton Beach more or less straight down from the station. Pretty much every visitor to the city will pass the venue if the weather is ok and many come in to browse and buy.

GALLERY The gallery is a space for surprising, fresh and original contemporary art, craft and design. A national and international programme of exhibitions is currently under development.

SHOP The shop specialises in beautiful and practical handmade work and highlights the individual makers and their processes. We offer a carefully curated selection of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, print, painting and sculpture from outstanding artists, craftspeople and designers from Sussex, and across the world.

MAKE The teaching and community programme create and run varied classes for all levels. From porcelain paperclay, wood carving and jewellery making, to sustainable fashion design and drawing on the beach, there is something to inspire all ages and interests.

HIRE The arches are available to hire for community events and local artists and makers; corporate meetings, events and product launches.