Bad Art

13 May 2016 – 15 May 2016

Event times

13th of May 6 - 11pm

14th & 15th of May 12 - 7pm

Cost of entry

Free Entry

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Bones & Pearl Studios

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 41 (nearest stop broad lane), 243, 76, 149, 259, 279 ,318 ,349 ,476 (all go to Seven Sisters)
  • A ten minute walk from Seven Sister Underground Station and Tottenham Hale Underground Station
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"My five year old could've done that"


What separates the scribblings of a 5-year-old child from a masterpiece by Cy Twombly or Jackson Pollock? In a world where a blank canvas can sell for $15million, who decides whether artwork is genius or a disaster? 

A group of artists have come together to showcase works that discuss this very question. BAD ART is a celebration of all things deemed unsuitable in the world of high art but also to your average viewer. The exhibition aims to question why certain art is ‘bad’ while other art hangs gloriously in the National Gallery, or why one person’s pretty seascape is to another the epitome of kitsch. 

The show will feature a curated selection of works from established and emerging artists. With a mixture of painting, drawing, video and sculpture, these artists aim to challenge traditional expectations of subject, technique or seriousness in contemporary art. 


Dexter Gonzales

Anna Choutova

Louis Staples

Tony Benn

Loui Miles

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Jack Waddington

holly froy

Juliette Déouèj

Sivan Lavie

Alejandra Morote Peralta

Betsy Bradley

Kate Jefferies

Gavin Smith

Rachael Eden

Carys Reilly-Whitehouse

Nicholas Gizbert

John Brennan

Nettle Grellier

Tony Benn

Sam Jackson

Luke Jackson

Kiya Major

Dexter Gonzales

Suzanne Holtom

Anna Choutova

Louis Staples

Oriele Steiner

Loui Miles

Batuhan Bintaş

Jacopo Dal Bello

Daniel Wechsler

Oscar Farmer

Ben Musitano

Alexander Glass

Alexander Glass

Harriotte Hodson

Angus Joseph

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