Bad Behaviour Open Call

Bad Behaviour is back to provide exposure for contemporary artists from all ages and backgrounds.

Bad Behaviour is all-inclusive and is designed to recognise and exhibit works from artists at all stages of their careers. Also to showcase artists that may not have had the opportunity to be educated within the contemporary art school system, together with those who have. We promote original and exciting art works to celebrate the breadth of contemporary art practice all over the UK.

This years’ call to artists is open is for artists of any age working in any medium including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, installation, film, video and performance.

All entries will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of industry judges, who will select up to 40 shortlisted artists to exhibit at the eclectic Brixton East Gallery in October.

The selection panel will look for artists who are open and willing to try something new, creating work that stands out.

Bad Behaviour Open 2016  –  Awards

The Judges Vote – The winner will receive £250 and the opportunity of a solo show with Bad Behaviour in 2017.

The Visitors vote – The winner will receive gifts from our sponsors.


Rebecca Hinde – Owner at  Someth1ng Gallery

Mark McGowan – Performance artist, Aka The Artist Taxi Driver.

Paul O’kane –  Artist, Writer, Lecturer.

Bada Song  –  Artist


There is an entry fee to cover the exhibition administration costs and related expenses; this is non-refundable. The early bird submission fee will cost is £15 until 31 July, then going up to £20 for later entries. Once you have paid the fee you’ll be able to send us all the details of your work.

–  Guidelines for Open Call applications

–  Ready to apply? Application form.


Best of luck!

Meet the panel…

RebeccaHindeRebecca Hinde – Gallery Owner at Someth1ng GalleryFrom beginning her early life and studies as an artist, to recently studying contemporary and modern art history and business at The Sotheby’s Institute, Rebecca found the current art market often to be in conflict with her views on the value of art and artists.

Having been validated with the ability to critically analyse, she decided to embark on a space that offers a link between the studios and the sometimes alienating and bullish nature of the Art World.  A space where art could be viewed and discussed in a more democratic manner with a more diverse and less contrived public.  Rebecca believes there is a real need to widen the market for both artists and buyers, Someth1ng Gallery became that space. Someth1ng is an independent contemporary art gallery that understands the crucial importance of art and artists to deliver a universal visual language, that represents the humanity of today.

MarkMcGowanBy profession, Mark McGowan is a London taxi driver and occasional University speaker and arts tutor. McGowan is known internationally for his performance art including shock art, street art and installation art, and as a stuntman, internet personality, video blogger, social commentator, social critic, satirist, political activist, peace activist, and an anti-establishment, anti- war, anti-capitalist, anti-monarchist and anti-power elite protester.




Paul O’Kane is an artist, writer and lecturer who makes an exhibits artworks which relate to a history of technologies and a history of the subject. He completed a PhD in History at Goldsmiths in 2009 and contributes articles on art to leading art journals including Art Monthly and Third Text. Paul teaches in London’s leading art colleges and published his first book ‘Where Is That Light Now?’ (on photography and memoir) in 2014. Paul is an international Member of AICA (Association internationale des critiques d’art).



Bada SongKorean born Bada Song studied Fine Art at Camberwell College (BA, Sculpture) 2002 and won the 2nd prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2012 . Her latest show Cash or Smash (2015) invited a broad audience to interact with hand-made objects and engage with a performative event alluding to consumerism, value, waste, and a plural approach to economies.