Encountering Encounters: The 10th Anniversary Book

Encountering Encounters is a book especially prepared to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It describes the first decade of a community art project embedded in the exciting, quirky and arty city of Brighton & Hove. In 68-pages, the book tells the story of how Encounters evolved and learnt how to make a contribution to the community.

The Open House this May

We celebrate winning the award as the Best Artists Open House in 2018 and our 10th Anniversary. The 2019 edition will feature Kinetic Art and Constructionist Art and present a retrospective exhibition of the work of our 67 artists from 17 different countries.

Featured Artists 2019

We are delighted to welcome Gisseline Amiuny, Patrick Rubenstein and Miguel Prypchan. All three artists are trailfinders and will show new and exciting work.

Find out more about them in the 2019 Artists section of this website.


Many pieces shown in Encounters’ shows will be available for sale and can be seen in our arty-shop, open during the festival.

"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."

Pablo Picasso

"A work of art is not an object, it's not a thing, it's a proposal for mankind, a proposal for society."

Waldemar Cordeiro

"Art is not what you see but what you make others see".

Edgar Degas