Part of Artist Open House

img_6448From the Farm to the Living-Room


This year at the Artist Open House I will feature two expressive art works of mine: “Chesworth”, actually made out of 4 canvases 91 x 91 cm each, created on a diverted sheep farm in Horsham, south of England, and “Under a Foreign Rain”,  work on paper from a series created under this subject whilst living in San Francisco, CA, USA.

This is not your usual Artist Open House experience; the work is dynamic, moody and expressive. It is exhibited here at the Brighton Artist Open House, No 53 (Trail’s End@No.5) together with the expressionistic work of William De Belleroche, an artist who has lived and worked at 5 Arundel Terrace in the mid 20th century.

My  large scale paintings are exhibited together with some of my, smaller works of mono-prints and solar plate etchings.

All four artist exhibiting at 5 Arundel Terrace have a close relationship to the environment, they are or have been living and working in the house or the close neighbourhood.

Showcasing work which is spanning over nearly a 100 years, the exhibition is diverse in style and for sure something will be there for everyone to enjoy.


UNDER A FOREIGN RAIN,  (detail), painting by Nickova Behling


CHESWORTH NO 2, (detail), painting by Nickova Behling


The Tight Modern has a new manager!

It’s old news – I am already in post for one month. I hit the ground running and, what is the world’s smallest pop-up gallery, is now established for the first show of its 2016/17 touring exhibition in

Brighton at the Jubilee Library, with a Private View on 24th of November, 5-7pm.

The Tight Modern is an 8ft x 5ft miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern, showcasing the UK’s best marginalised artists.


Tight Modern is produced by Creative Future, an award-winning charity based in Brighton, south England, that provides training, mentoring and showcasing opportunities for talented writers and artists who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, health or social circumstances.

By Nickova Behling

DigiBuddies — Outside In Blog

I like one too!

Sarah Pickthall and Annalees Lim are currently running the DigiBuddies creative social media course at Pallant House Gallery. We asked Sarah to tell us more about DigiBuddies and how the SprungDigi project has grown since their inaugural festival in 2015. “The world is moving so fast and learning disabled people are being left behind. We need […]

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By Nickova Behling