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

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

Loui Miles

Louis Staples

Anna Choutova

Tony Benn

Exhibiting artists

Batuhan Bintaş

Ben Musitano

Oscar Farmer

Betsy Bradley

Nicholas Gizbert

Carys Reilly-Whitehouse

Nettle Grellier

Harriotte Hodson

Alejandra Morote Peralta

Luke Jackson

Daniel Wechsler

Suzanne Holtom

Anna Choutova

Sam Jackson

Loui Miles

Oriele Steiner

Dexter Gonzales

Sivan Lavie

Kiya Major

Tony Benn

Rachael Eden

Gavin Smith

Kate Jefferies

Louis Staples

John Brennan

Angus Joseph

Jack Waddington

Juliette Déouèj

Alexander Glass

Alexander Glass

holly froy

Jacopo Dal Bello

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