Limited Edition of Vertical Landscapes

Photographer Ricardo Jimenez has produced a special edition of a work entitled Vertical Landscapes. Only 20 were printed and we have one for sale in Encounters Arti-Shop this year. See Ricard talking about this work in a 4-minute video. Paisajes Verticales – Vertical Landscape from Dave Francis on Vimeo. Or come and see Veritical Landscapes […]

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Mexican Kitchen: 19th and 20th May lunch menu

Saturday 19th May Green Rice (with coriander and lime juice) Chicken or Chick peas in Adobo (marinated in mild chilli sauce) Refried Beans Sunday 20th May Chilorio Tacos (made with wheat or Maize tortillas with pulled pork marinated in chillies) Or Potato Tacos in tomato and chilli sauce Accompanied by Cactus Salad and Black beans […]

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Mexican Lunch: Encounters Style

Encounters’ Gourmet Kitchen welcomes Monica Montoya to our 2018 Edition. Tantalise your appetite – look at Monica’s Lunch Menu for the 5th and 6th May! 3 Tacos and blue maize tortillas filled with Pork or Mushrooms, marinated with achiote paste, orange and lime juice. Purple onion and chilli garnish: accompanied by refried beans and salad. […]

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“Vertical Landscapes”

Prize winning photographer, Ricardo Jimenez, exhibited in the first Encounters Edition in 2010. In our 2018 Show we will have the honour to launch his limited edition (20) photo-book entitled Vertical Landscapes.  You will enjoy Ricardo’s short film showing him talking about his book presented by Dave Francis. Please come a few minutes early. Spaces are […]

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Developing New Artists – Children’s Workshops with Deyanira

Art Workshops for Children This May Deyanira Ortega will lead fun and inspiring art workshops for children, Developing New Artists in Encounters Open House. Places are limited, so book early by email to deyor69@hotmail.com Workshops will be held on: 13th, 26th and 27th May Time: 2pm (for about an hour) Cost including materials:  £6 (both sessions) The […]

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Sculptures by award-winning artist, Rafael Barrios,

At 9am on Friday the 27th April four crates arrived with Rafael Barrios’ new sculptures. Rafael created these works especially for Encounters 2018 Edition. Over the next few days the crates will be unpacked and made ready for the opening day of this year’s Open House Festval.

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Luke MacGregor, Award-Winning Photographer, gave an inspiring talk

On Saturday 12th May, journalist Khush Sachdave interviewed Luke in front of an audience of visitors to Encounters about his experience as a press photographer on Fleet Street. Luke answered questions on press photography, the news industry and on his exhibited work at Encounters this year. He discussed issues like ‘is press photography is it art or […]

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Judge’s review of Encounters 2017 Edition

Each year, the Open Houses are voted for visitors and the best of these are visited by impartial judges. Last year, Encounters was one of the top three and the judge’s comments were:   Credit: The Best Artists Open House Award, sponsored by The Latest/Latest TV

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Let the people decide

In July Venezuelan’s all over the World participated in a vote as to whether there a new Constitutional Assembly should be formed with the power to change the constitution. Encounters Art Space hosted the Brighton Voting Station. Almost 400 people came to register their vote. All photographs by Morella Velazquez.        

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We were one of the top three houses in 2017

Encounters was one of the runner-up houses in 2017. The winner was Montefiore Open House who exhibited a diverse range of work in a variety of media, to include painting, printing, textiles, photography, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics and knitted work. All the work in the exhibition was made by artists with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs. […]

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