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. To buy your copy of the book go to the ‘get in touch’ page.

The Open House: May 2019

The 2019 edition featured Kinetic Art and Constructionist Art and presented a retrospective exhibition of the work of 67 artists from 17 different countries.

2020 Festival Postponed

Unfortunately, the impact of the Coronavirus has meant that the May Festival will not take place. It is intended that the Open House Festival will now take place in the autumn. When we know more, we will let you know.


Many pieces shown in Encounters’ shows are available for sale throughout the year and can be seen by appointment. Go to the ‘get in touch’ page to arrange your appointment.

"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