A Brighton women’s charity is opening its doors for the first time this year as part of the Christmas Artists Open Houses Festival.
Brighton Oasis Project has just taken part in the Brighton Photo Fringe and will be hosting an artists Open House from 27 November.
The charity works with women, children and young people affected by drug and alcohol misuse. The Oasis project aims to reduce drug and alcohol related harm to women and their families by providing support for those with substance misuse problems.
It is this creative group that have taken part in the Brighton Photo Fringe. Helen, one of the women whose photography appears in the exhibition, says that having her work displayed in the Photo Fringe “gave [her] a sense of purpose”.
Helen’s photography focuses on graffiti and the different ways people interpret art. According to Helen: “Photography makes you look at things differently.”
The Christmas open house will showcase this work alongside established artists in the fields of print, jewellery, photography, textiles, mixed media and painting. These professional artists will donate ten per cent of their sales to Brighton Oasis Project.
Although Brighton Oasis Project receives some funding from the NHS and Brighton and Hove City Council, it must also raise part of its running costs itself. The project will be holding a raffle during the Open House and are asking local businesses to donate prizes.
If you are a business and would like to donate to the charity’s fundraising raffle, please contact Eleni Kazaglis on 01273 696970.
The Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival runs for three weekends: 27 and 28 November, 4 and 5 December and 11 and 12 December. The Brighton Oasis Project open house is at 11 Richmond Place, Brighton.