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Daniel J.G. Solo Exhibition

6 May 202328 May 2023

Photograph shows the back of Daniel J.G. hanging paintings on a white wall with the support of freelance artist support Lydia Heath.

As part of this years May Artists Open Houses festival (AOH), timed to coincide with Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe, ONCA’s resident studio artist Daniel J.G. will present a solo exhibition of paintings in our window gallery and main gallery space.

During the four weekends in May the gallery will be open for the public to view the exhibition, enjoy refreshments and meet the artist. A mixture of new and old paintings will be on display, all of which will be for sale, as well as a variety of limited edition prints.


Daniel J.G. is a Brighton-based Deaf artist, originally from Cornwall, making work inspired by the beauty of nature and the positive impact being in nature can have on mental health. In the past, Daniel has studied pottery, photography and painting but over the last few years he has focused solely on developing the painting side of his practice. Growing up along the coast and living in Brighton for 25 years, Daniel has spent countless hours outside studying the colours, shapes, textures, lighting and forms of the landscape. When painting, Daniel draws on all these visual references and the emotions they evoke to produce abstract compositions rich in meaning.

Daniel says: “Being outside in the natural world is a huge part of maintaining good mental health for me. Having grown up in a hearing world, prohibited from learning sign language until I was 16, I found solace in the outdoors and developed a deep connection with nature which has been a welcome escape from the isolation I have experienced. By sharing my work with others, I hope to inspire a greater appreciation of the natural world and remind us of our shared humanity and interconnectedness.”

Daniel’s solo exhibition, Inner Landscapes, ONCA (2021) showcasing paintings made during lockdown, was his first large scale solo exhibition. He was subsequently selected for Phoenix’s studio award for underrepresented artists (2021-22). Daniel is currently a recipient of DYCP funding from Arts Council England (2022-23) and is now artist in residence at ONCA.

Instagram: @daniel.j.g._painting

A painting by Daniel J.G. of a field meadow.


Saturday 6 May & Sunday 7 May, 12 – 5pm
Saturday 13 May & Sunday 14 May, 12 – 5pm
Saturday 20 May & Sunday 21 May, 12 – 5pm
Saturday 27 May & Sunday 28 May, 12 – 5pm


The Artists Open Houses festival (AOH) is the UK’s first and now the largest event of its kind. Around 200 houses and studios in, and beyond Brighton & Hove, throw open their doors to the public over four weekends this May for the 2023 edition.

“Artists Open Houses (AOH) helps artists connect with audiences in self-curated, non-traditional art spaces; which means usually (but not exclusively) artists’ own homes. To this end we co-ordinate and promote open house festivals, during May alongside the Brighton Festival, and in December. Our ethos is inclusive rather than selective. We offer the service to all within the 01273 telephone code area, encouraging participation from both artists and makers of all ages, at all stages of their careers, and from all parts of the community including school and college students and marginalized artists.”

Instagram: @artistsopenhouses
Twitter: @artistshouses

Artists Open Houses logo - a digital drawing of a building with the door opening and a shadow pouring through. Arts Council England Logo


6 May 2023
28 May 2023
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