Sophie Buxton

Work by Callum Bayne installed in ArtHouses 2019

ArtHouses 2017-2019

ArtHouses is an annual event in which the homes, gardens and public spaces of Whitley Bay become the venue for contemporary visual art. Through hosting artworks in people’s homes, ArtHouses develops unique situations to exhibit and experience artworks.

ArtHouses was initiated by artist Tracey Tofield in 2010 as a part of Whitley Bay Film Festival. Since 2017 the project has been managed by Sophie Buxton alongside a team which has brought in new members each year and has included Tracey Tofield, Lois Hobby, Rob Smith, Sneha Solanki, Lesley Guy and Alan Boxshall.ArtHouses is supported through National Lottery Funding from Arts Council England and by Whitley Bay Big Local